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4 Myths About White Swimsuits - How to Choose the Right White Swimsuit

Is a White Bathing Suit right for me?

Are you in search of a bold, new look for the beach this summer?

How about adding some elegant white swimwear to your wardrobe? I know what you might be thinking: “I never buy white swimsuits. They make me look 'big'. They stain. I am afraid of how they look when wet”. 

I'm here to tell you that you can confidently wear a white bathing suit without regretting your choice. Choose the white swimsuit carefully and it might be your best suit ever! Whether you are interested in a white bikini or white one piece swimsuit, a white swimsuit does many women justice.

Are you interested in browsing for a new white bathing suit? Allow us to debunk some of the myths about white swimwear. 

If you can't wait to get your hands on an awesome white one piece swimsuit or white high waisted bikini, check out our White Collection. In the meantime, keep reading, we promise you it's worth it!

1. White Swimsuits Are See-through

A common myth is that white swimsuits will reveal too much, causing a major fashion faux pas. The truth is, not all swimsuits are created equal, and many white bathing suits are just as solid as their black counterpart.

If you select a quality white or off-white bathing suit, you don't have to worry that it will be see-through when wet. Before making a purchase, make sure the fabric is of high quality and it is not too thin.

Stretching the white swimsuit on your hand at the store is highly recommended so you can see how sheer the fabric is, if at all. You also want to check whether the suit is properly lined as this ensures a white bathing suit provides full coverage.

All Sauipe white swimsuits are created with a consistent, high-quality fabric. Not only are our bathing suits sustainable (we will leave this for another topic), but the white also remains white even after many washes, ensuring a clean and polished look. The fabric also stretches both ways, so you will not see those 'shinny' lines when you wear the suit.  

What about the lining?  All Sauipe white swimsuits - and ivory too - are double-lined. In addition to the lovely and comfortable lining you see inside of the suit, we also add a lightweight but very effective layer between the shell and the lining of every white swimsuit top and white bathing suit bottoms.  This layer is sewn along all seams, so it will not move, shrink, or lose its shape over time.

You can jump in the pool or enjoy the ocean and come out confident that your white bikini or white one-piece will not be see-through. If you are someone who prefers increased coverage, a white swim cover up adds an air of modesty and style.

 Debby white one piece swimsuit when wet Debby white one piece swimsuit when wet

2. White Suits Stain Easily

It's natural to assume that a pure white bathing suit will stain in no time. After all, every little speck and spill usually shows on white fabric and some bodies of water are dirtier than others.

However, when crafted from quality fabrics like the white bathing suits at Sauipe, even a white swimsuit doesn't stain or fade. You can safely expose your white bikini set or white one piece to the elements of the beach or chlorinated pool water.

As always, you want to be sure to clean your suit according to our care instructions.  If you follow these recommendations, you can enjoy your swimsuit without stains or fading/yellowing for several summers or vacations to come.

3. White Swimsuits Don't Flatter the Figure

A common myth among the fashion-conscious is that wearing white can't flatter your figure. There is some truth to this; darker clothes do offer a slimming effect.

However, the way you look in any given outfit or swimsuit isn't just determined by its color. What matters more is how the suit is designed and how it complements your curves. And in the end, a white swimsuit communicates class and sophistication.

White swimwear comes in many styles. It is meant for women of all sizes. When you choose a white swimsuit, select a style that accentuates the parts of your body you feel most confident about.   

Pay close attention to the size chart to make sure the suit is not too tight or loose. A suit that is too tight will make you look bigger (no matter what color the suit is). 

Pay attention to details that may highlight your favorite parts of your body, as well as details that may highlight parts you wish to conceal.

For instance, some swimsuits are crafted with ruching, which is a layering of fabric that can conceal some parts of the body - especially the tummy. But it can also call for attention too much, so you have to try to see what fits you best.

One great example is the Eva swimsuit. The Eva features ruching around the waistline. But don't let that scare you. Trust me, it helps hide that middle part very well. It's not bulgy.  It also has a deep V neckline that is not too revealing (you can style it as you like, more or less open).

This neckline elongates the torso, creating the perfect balance with the horizontal ruching.  Customers of all shapes have purchased the Eva, some even purchasing different colors, year after year. Long torso, short torso, wider hips, narrow hips, more bust, less bust, all customers love Eva, and we are happy to help you feel your best!


Model sits on the beach wearing Sauipe Swim Eva One Piece swimsuit in white. She looks confident and beautiful.


A tasteful white high waisted bikini can also highlight your best curves, or cover up anything that you want to conceal.  Make sure you pair your white bathing suit bottoms with a top that fits you well and balances the bottom of your choice.  

Note that all Sauipe white bikinis are made of the same white fabric, so you can mix and match any bottom with any top and they will look incredible! 

Here we show the Bianca white bikini bottom. This selection is so elegant, and the additional vertical line on the side adds some interest and enhances the fit, giving that elongated body impression. I have a short torso and I feel more comfortable wearing a halter top, so I wear my Bianca bottom with the Rosie top, shown on the next image.


Model wears the Rosie bikini top in white and the Jenna bikini bottom in white. She tilts her head to her left.


Check more white and off white swimsuit options in our White Collection.

We truly believe that every woman has a beautiful body. We just need to find the best garments that make us feel awesome!

4. White Swimsuits Don't Complement My Complexion

This reminds me of the traditional school of thought that believes white wine should always accompany fish or chicken, and red wines should always accompany red meat. Or something to that effect. I usually don't listen to such conversations.

Having said that, it's understandable that you want your swimwear to compliment your skin tone. The misconception here is that white bathing suits make any skin tone look bland or pale. False.

In truth, white bathing suits can match your complexion whether you're dark-skinned or fair-skinned. If you have a dark complexion, your skin will contrast beautifully with a pure white bikini.  If you have a fair complexion, a white swimsuit can complement the beauty of your skin.

Here are two gorgeous ladies. The white bikini is Elise Top and Jenna Bottom. The white one-piece swimsuit is Emma. White looks great on both ladies. Hint: the Emma is on sale  😉


 Emma white one-piece swimsuit


Ready for Your New Look?

Now that we've dispelled some of the most common myths about white swimsuits, are you ready to give this elegant color a try? Remember, Sauipe offers free-shipping and free returns, so it is a good idea to mix and match, and try a few styles to see what works best for you. 

Feel free to browse our White Swimsuit Collection and update your summer wardrobe with the styles that suit you best. You can also learn more about our brand by contacting us with any questions. We're proud of our quality swimwear, and we hope you enjoy it as well.