12 Revealing Swimsuits That Are As Close To Naked As You Can Get Away With On A Public Beach
Since I was born-and-raised on the beach, one of my favorite things to wear in the summer is a bikini. Half the time, I layer one under my clothes during the hot months, so I'm never not prepared for a spontaneous trip to the beach or pool. Bonus points if it's an itsy bitsy bikini: You don't have to worry about getting weird tan lines from your bathing suit.
Of course, there are completely unique suits out there for all your unique tastes. And then there are the barely-there bikinis that command attention. They are definitely sexy. They are definitely head-turning. And they will definitely ensure you don't feel too hot while basking in the sun.
In celebration of summer and wearing the least amount of clothes possible, check out these 12 suits that leave little to the imagination. There are mesh cutouts, deep V's, and sheer materials galore.
1. The Mesh Bathing Suit
This sexy sheer one-piece covers only the absolutely necessary areas.
2. The Revealing One-Piece
I'd suggest to wear this one when you don't plan to spend all day in the sun because I don't know how good those tan lines will look.
3. Super Strappy Bikini
With this strappy bikini, the revealing-ness gets pumped up to a whole new level.
4. The Sheer One-Piece
Perfect for showing off that tattoo you got on your 18th birthday.
5. The Strappy Cutout Monokini
This bathing suit may be a one-piece, but it's far from conservative.
6. Bandit Bikini
Straps, straps, straps!
7. The Totally Sheer One-Piece
Norma Kamali Snake Mesh Mio ($265)
Embracing the worst part of wearing a white swimsuit to the beach.
8. The Fishnet Bikini
FINALLY. The fishnet bikini we've all been waiting for.
9. The Caged Bikini
Compared to the rest of the suits on this list, you could practically wear this to church.
10. The ZIP-FRONT SWIMSUIT
Zip up or down at your leisure.
11. The Sports Illustrated–Worthy SWIMSUIT
Reminiscent of a Sports Illustrated spread, this swimsuit features a great summer color and plenty of tan summer skin.
12. The Off The Shoulder Bikini
Who knew a bathing suit with sleeves could show so much skin?
This article was originally published on