Your Complete Guide to Wearing a White Bikini

Your Complete Guide to Wearing a White Bikini

Posted on July 18 2016

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There is always a dilemma associated with wearing all white and even more so when faced with wearing a stunning white bikini versus sticking to a safer option. There are many myths about the white bikini; but the truth is that a white bikini is totally worth all the hype that surrounds it. If you choose the right one, you are truly dressed to kill and grab attention all night long. White bikinis are ideal for vacation trips to tropical destinations, poolside parties, and lounging on your boat.

This summer splurge on that sexy white two-piece bandage bikini you have been eyeing. In this simple style guide take a look at how to style your white bikini, how to choose the right one for your body type and event, and the best accessories to pair with it as you pull the look together.

The Perfect White Bikini

The first challenge that pops into mind when considering wearing a white bikini is that the sexy little number is going to be a see-through piece of clothing; particularly when wet. Thus it is not a good thing to wear when you are going to be playing amidst the waves and then lounging on the beach. If you are terrified of the same thing, we have good news: not all white swimsuits are sheer and knowing what to look for when buying one ensures that you do not have to deal with any unintentional skin exposure at the beach or fashion faux pas.  

Finding the right white bikini means that there is going to be some trial and error involved. Take your time to sort through the options so that you are happy with your purchase and confident in your look.

The most commonly-used fabrics for swimwear are nylon and spandex, as a combination of the two delivers a lightweight, stretchable material that gives a figure-hugging fit and is also quick to dry. Bandage bikini swimsuits are popular because they are comfortable, durable, and come in various designs and cuts.


Nylon is the best fabric for your bikini if you are an avid swimmer and plan to spend more time in the water than poolside or lounging in the sand at the beach. It is a lightweight and durable material, making it ideal for water activities and is also very stretchy.

Nylon resists sagging when properly sized and dries very quickly. However, clothes made of 100 percent nylon are not known to hold color well. So if you want swimwear that lasts long and does not fade soon, choose a bikini that is made of nylon blend with other materials such as spandex.

We recommend swimwear with at least 80 percent nylon for peak performance, comfort, and wearability.


Bandage bikinis, are usually made by mixing rayon, spandex, and nylon, are stylish options for those looking for something more than just a practical swimsuit. These bikinis provide good support and control to your bust line and tummy area, are easy to wear, and are more fade-resistant compared to nylon counterparts.

Bandage bikinis may not be the ideal swimsuits for vigorous swimming or water activities as bandage material is made of primarily rayon. Rayon absorbs water and expands which may cause slippage and awkward wardrobe malfunctions. Opt for a stunning white bandage bikini when you plan to be lounging by the pool rather than in the water or attending an outdoor event such as Coachella or a similar music festival.

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How to Shop for Your White Bikini

Many women refrain from wearing white bikinis and swimwear because they feel the color is not as flattering to their bodies or complexion compared to more traditional options such as black or color bikinis.

Make a white bikini work for you by shopping smart and with purpose. When shopping for a white bikini ignore the color (it is obvious anyway) and instead focus on the cut and style of the bikini. If you are worried that your hips may look wide in a white two-piece swimsuit, choose bikini bottoms that have side-tie detailing to combat the issue. It is a flattering style and looks great too. The ruching effect gives your body shape and the appearance of slim hips.

Avoid extra material hoping to camouflage any flab or certain areas of your body and rely on a sexy skin tight fit to show off your body’s shape. Although additional coverage may seem like the obvious option, too much fabric when wearing white often has the opposite effect.

Here are a few more things to focus on when shopping for your white bikini.

Heavy Material

Flimsy and thin materials are more likely to become transparent when wet, so do not shop for a white two-piece in a hurry or without being familiar with the fabric or brand. The fabric needs to be thick and tightly woven.


Remember that thicker, high-quality fabrics often have a higher price tag due to the requirements met during manufacturing. A quality white bikini is definitely worth splurging in order to avoid awkward slips and sags.

Stretch Test

Test the fabric integrity when stretched prior to taking it into the dressing room. The easiest trick is to put your hand underneath the fabric of the bikini and stretch it a bit. If you can see your fingers through the material, there may be a transparency problem with the piece.  


Check if the bikini is properly lined—a textured fabric with thick nude lining is enough to block any show-through in a white bikini. Double-layer pieces also do the trick.


A great way to look stylish and avoid transparency after a swim is to go for unconventional materials like crochet, lace, or mixture of the two. Explore styles and do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to find something that works.

To choose the right cut, material, and style for your white bikini you have to be willing to explore. Try on different styles like full-seated briefs or one with ruffles to see which flatters your body more. Ensure that you are comfortable in the piece that you choose so that it does not end up lying at the back of your closet instead of being flaunted at the beach. Being confident in your bikini is the most important part of your style.

How to Style Your White Bikini

Now that you have decided on the white bikini that you plan to wear to your next pool party or beach trip, think about accessorizing and styling it to add more oomph and polish your look.

The advantage of wearing a white bikini is that you are able to play around with different colors, patterns, and textures when it comes to accessories. We’ve consulted a few of our stylist for insights and style reviews.


It is no secret that wide-brimmed straw hats and bikinis work well, and you are able use this to style your white number too. Also, hats are practical to avoid the sun on your face if you plan to be lounging on the beach, poolside, or boat on a sunny day. If you are wearing an all-white bikini, experiment with the color of your hat. Striped patterns and classic straw hats are reliable go tos.


Another classic bikini accessory, sunglasses are protective, comfortable, and stylish. Oversized sunglasses go well with white bikinis because they add depth and dimension to your look while also providing maximum protection for your eyes. Choose a pair that suits your face and add an instant edge to your look - we recommend frames with a bit of bling to give your look a soft and flirty polish. If bling is not your style experiment with colorful or patterned frames for a fun, playful look.


You could hardly go wrong with matching an oversized tote and bikinis. Totes make for an ideal choice when you have to carry other clothes and makeup to a pool party or for a day at the beach and plan on doing a simple outfit change. When wearing a white bikini, add a splash of color to your look by carrying a tote with vibrant prints, bold stripes, or even keep it basic with a solid color. If you prefer a sporty look, choose a tote with navy-and-white stripes for an attractive nautical vibe. If it is a pool party or a cocktail party that you are headed to add some bling by choosing a tote bag with sequins or other embellishments on it.


A stylish gold necklace works as well as does a funky bracelet—that’s the beauty (and advantage) of wearing a white bikini. A white bikini is a fashionista’s canvas. Think colorful gemstones for pendants, chain or charm bracelets, bangles, and even tiny earrings. If you want to add a stylish and sexy touch to a simple white bikini, a body chain is the perfect accessory.  Chances are that you already have something in your dresser drawer that looks stunning with your new white bikini swimwear so take a hard look and give a few things a test wear.

Hair Accessories

Wear hair clips with your white bikini for a colorful look while also keeping the hair away from your neck and face as you frolic in the water or sip a drink by the pool.  Just remember to pick your hair accessories according to the event you are going to so that you do not feel out of place. For example wearing a halo of flowers to an upscale poolside party is not as trendy as wearing the flowers to a friend’s pool party and cook out.  


It is a bikini we are talking about, so comfortable and breezy footwear works the best. Opt for sandals that make it comfortable for you to walk around the beach and will not get damaged easily by water. Flip-flops, slip-ons, gladiators—all work well with a white bikini. If you are attending an upscale poolside event be sure to wear stilettos and heels that give your legs the illusion of going on forever.

The ultimate guide to styling a white bikini is your first step to wearing one with confidence and undeniable sex appeal. Explore with your white bikini and colorful sarongs and kaftans if you need something as a cover-up and you are all set for a day of water fun.

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