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Nothing says summer like a white bathing suit, usually worn on a hot day when your skin is glistening from the sun and sea. A simple white bikini is the ultimate beach look and a white one-piece suit can easily turn into a beach-to-bar outfit just by throwing on a pair of shorts. We’re counting down an array of white bathing suits from full coverage to the skimpiest two pieces.
1. Norma Kamali – Marissa One Piece
This classic white bathing suit is effortless yet sexy. It features high-leg cut-outs to make your gams look extra-long, flatters your décolleté, and has a low back that looks fantastic when paired with a sarong or shorts. You will wear this swimsuit again and again.
Isa Boulder is the swimwear brand of the moment (find more pieces of theirs in this article) and this season’s woven collection does not disappoint. This white braided bikini is beautifully crafted and features the brand’s signature skimpy silhouette. All pieces are made by Balinese artisans using recycled fabrics in small batches.
This white swimsuit with broderie anglaise is for the romantic boho girlies and would look perfect with a crochet skirt and fringe handbag like this Isabel Marant one. On top of being sweet and feminine, this is also a feel-good item because it’s made with sustainable fabric.
A classic white bikini set never goes out of style, and this Indah look is one you will take with you on every vacation for years to come. No frills with slim straps, this set is ideal for tanning and is seductive in its simplicity.
5. Meyeeka – High Cut Monokini One Piece Swimsuit
This sporty swimsuit would be perfect for a day on the water when you want to dive into the ocean, snorkel, and swim. With a few cutouts, you can still tan your stomach and back, and the lace-up closure is a cute detail. Also, the $36 price is unbeatable.
If you’re looking for a little more support while still being stylish, this Solid & Striped white bikini is just what you need. The top features an underwire to keep you in place while the high-cut bikini bottom flatters your legs.
7. Sara Christina – Narcissus One-Shoulder Cutout Swimsuit
This elegant one-shoulder white swimsuit creates a beautiful silhouette and features a midriff cut-out so your stomach still gets a tan. This swimsuit would be great to wear on a summer day in the south of France or on a boat in the Caribbean.
This sophisticated bikini features ruffle trim and scallop edges to take your swimwear to the next level. Reminiscent of eyelet material which is always a summer staple, this set really pops against brown skin.
9. Mango – Textured Swimsuit
Floral appliqués are huge this season and this white bathing suit is the perfect way to rock this trend on the beach. The textured crinkle fabric is soft on skin and figure-flattering and the floral detail also looks great when worn with a white skirt at the closest beach bar.
10. Hunza G – Gloria Bandeau Crinkle Bikini
Speaking of tanning and crinkle fabric, this white bandeau bikini is the best when it comes to both. Hunza G is the pioneer of this ultra-comfy fabric and nothing beats a bandeau in the sun for a no tan line look.
11. Alaïa – Iridescent Halterneck Swimsuit
This white swimsuit is a splurge but the iridescent finish will make you feel like a million bucks. The halte neck provides coverage in the front but then reveals a sexy open back and the fabric will make you a literal glowing goddess.
Looking for a white high-waisted bikini? Look no further than this set from Beach Riot. The white bikini bottoms elongate your legs and accentuate your waist, while the white bandeau bikini top is ideal to tan in if you’re wearing a strapless top or dress later that evening and want a seamless tan.
So far all of our swimsuits in this round-up have been uniformly white as the headline would imply but we had to make an exception for this fun seashell print. This one-shoulder number is made with Italian seersucker and features fun scalloped edges.
This figure-flattering bikini shows that coverage can be sexy too. Part of the Elle Ferguson X It’s Now Cool collection this white bikini uses compression lycra to smooth and sculpt your body while still being comfortable. This one’s for the watersports babes who want to be able to move without anything popping out but still look cute on the beach.
A white string bikini will always be in style and this one by Frankie’s Bikinis will be your summer go-to. This set provides minimal coverage while still looking classy. Wear this under a crochet dress for the ultimate beachy look this summer.