The Controversial Swim Trend I'm So Into Right Now

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If I were to write a short list of clothing items that scare me, somewhere after body-con dresses and maybe before uncomfortable shoes and white jeans, you’d find white bathing suits. You may have already read about the fact that I don’t particularly love wearing bathing suits in the first place but buy them anyway—now 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 co-worker Aemilia feels about another bubbling 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 didn’t say I actually ordered a couple while simultaneously researching 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 some of which even have shopper reviews to back them up.