If I were to write a short list of clothing items that scare me, somewhere after super-tight dresses and maybe before uncomfortable shoes and white jeans, you’d find white bathing suits. I don’t particularly love wearing bathing suits in the first place (but buy them anyway), so if you take a category that already makes me uncomfortable and choose a white (aka nowhere-to-hide) iteration, I’m downright petrified. It’s kind of how my former co-worker Aemilia feels about another popular swim trend.
Nonetheless, you can imagine my confusion when I suddenly noticed how many of my favorites suits were actually white. Maybe seeing so many of them (after all, they are having a moment) was like a form of exposure therapy, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t end up ordering a couple while researching for stories.
Will I end up channeling my inner Sofia Richie this summer? Only time will tell, but for now, you can shop all the nicest white bikinis and one-pieces I have my eyes on below, and see how some of my other favorite stylish women are pulling them off along the way.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.