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Take The Plunge And Try This Difficult Swimsuit Trend

Shine bright in white.

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The first things you probably think of whenever you hear the words "white swimwear" are stains and see-through. Nightmares of nipples showing and period leakage have you quickly pushing aside the brighter options of the swimwear selection. But before you say hell-to-the-no, hear us out. We know you've been soaking up the sun for hours on end this summer — protected by SPF of course — and working to perfect that all-over tan. We promise that there is no better way to really show off your sun-kissed glow than by donning a sleek white look. You just have to choose your suit wisely. 

Let's start with the see-through fears. Even though showing some nipple is kind of hot right now, we get that it's not everyone's cup of locally sourced, detox tea. Sabra Krock, creative director at Everything But Waterrecently shared some tips on picking a white suit that won't let you down. She suggests that you, "Put your hand underneath the suit and stretch it a little. If you see your fingers, it will likely be see-through." Look for suits that are double-lined; they may be costly, but the price tag will ultimately be worth the money when you can splash about with confidence. Remember to take extra care with your suit though: white fabric tends to show pilling and wear more easily so avoid rough surfaces. 

In terms of stains, there are some preventative and treatment options you can follow to keep those bright whites clean. If you do happen to stain your suit, treat it as soon as possible — lemon juice and salt work in a pinch — and maybe stick to clear liquids only for the day (read: sangria on the beach). Jezebel's resident cleaning expert, Jolie Kerr, advises laundering your suit often to avoid yellowing, and adding Borax as a laundry booster to preserve the whiteness.  If you happen to be on your period, but still want to rock a white suit, we say go for it. You can always wear a gorgeous, white crochet cover-up for the same effect if you're not feeling so sure about your flow. We recommend a Lunette x Monki menstrual cup to keep you feeling clean and confident all day long – honestly, once you try one, you won't go back. 

Maybe you're thinking, "But I'm super pale and can't tan to save my life!" Don't worry, you can still totally flaunt this optic color. Krock encourages you to go for a flattering cut instead of finding the perfect shade, and has designed a capsule collection with a variety of geometrically inspired looks for just that purpose. And no matter what your complexion, a bright white suit will provide enough contrast to give your skin a hint of sexy, bronzy glimmer. 
 
Summer's half-way done, so what are you waiting for? Get yourself the right white swimsuit from our luxurious selection below: 
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Forever 21 Plus Size Unique Vintage Top - $38
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Forever 21 Plus Size Unique Vintage Bottoms - $45
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Everything But Water One Piece High Neck - $100
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H&M Padded Underwire Bikini Top - $18
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H&M White Bikini Bottoms - $13
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Sorento Lace Up Frill Cut Out Swimsuit - $40
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Everything But Water Sliding Triangle Top - $40
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Linosa Longline Underwired H/W Bikini - $36
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ASOS Curve Beach Cover Up With Kimono Sleeve - $22
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Moeva Metallic Trim String Bikini - $155
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Ward Whiles Beaumont Perforated Reversible Cutout Swimsuit - $365
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Rebdolls 'Haven' One Piece Swimsuit - $22
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Elisha White Zip Front O Ring Back Strap Swimsuit - $35
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Pretty Little Thing White Bandage Bikini Set - $44
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Billabong 'Hippie Horray' Crochet One-Piece Swimsuit - $80
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BLEU by Rod Beattie Strapless One-Piece Swimsuit - $125
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Forever 21 Plus Size Crochet Bikini Top - $18
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SheIn Letter Print One-Piece Swimwear - $10
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Dbrie Luli One Piece - $185
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Monif C Bali Bandage Plus Size Swimsuit - $148
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Dbrie Greta One Piece - $139
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Bandit Triangle Bikini Top & Fonda Briefs Set by Minimale Animale - $360
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Monif C Cape Verde High Cut Suit - $118
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Bow Swimsuit by Hunza G - $280
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White Swimsuit by Minimale Animale - $270
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Nasty Gal Wavelength Scalloped Bikini Set - $50
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Swimsuitsforall Beach Babe White Bikini - $48
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Nasty Gal Mix & Match Strappy Bikini Top - $50
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Swimsuitsforall Blanco Fringe Bandeau Swimsuit - $50
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