The Controversial Swim Trend I'm So Into Right Now

Sofia Richie White Bikini

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If I were to write a short list of clothing items that scare me, somewhere after super-tight dresses and 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, 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.

Best White Swimsuits

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@laurenegg

This could definitely double as a top.

Shop the matching Chloe Bikini Bottoms ($110). 

If you want to get Sofia's exact look, this suit is the place to start.

Each detail on this suit is better than the last.

Textured fabric turns a basic silhouette into a standout suit.

Best White Swimsuits

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@lefevrediary

A balconette bikini is classic and chic.

Shop the matching Island Bikini Bottom ($78). 

Just look at those pretty ruffle straps.

We can't resist a little crochet.

The peplum detail is so flattering.

Best White Swimsuits

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@lisadnyc

Midriff flossing is all over our feeds.

We love this deep V silhouette.

Best White Swimsuits

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@misodam

This brand makes some of my favorite easy swimsuits.

The ruching tie-front detail adds a touch of romance.

The buckle adds an elevated touch.

Shop the matching Garbo Bikini Bottoms ($135). 

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.

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