The Naked Bikini Is Summer's Biggest Swimwear Trend, From Pink to Kim Kardashian

The naked-dress trend is one thing — prompting us to layer shorts and lingerie or go completely bare underneath sheer clothing — but a see-through bikini is quite another. Demonstrated by Kim Kardashian in a transparent Skims bikini, soaking wet by the shoreline, and then by Pink in her Adriana Degreas bananakini, freeing the nipple is just as popular as it ever was. Irina Shayk even took the look inland when she sported a barely there, logo-covered Gucci two-piece at the Cannes Film Festival.

When it comes to see-through swimwear, there are no rules. It's not reserved solely for the pool, the spa, or sunbathing in the backyard, but rather, that decision is up to the wearer. These captions say it all: "Life tip- do you," Kardashian posted underneath her album of revealing photos. "Just do it … ✔️," Shayk wrote in reference to her bold look, which was a far cry from the gowns sweeping the red carpet at the same event. Meanwhile, Pink added some humor to her caption, writing: "Lake weekends and a new ridiculous bathing suit."

But that's just the idea — each of us gets to decide the level of comfort we feel in taking on the naked trend, if we even want to at all. At this point, it's unsurprising that sheer materials have largely extended to the swimwear category, and it's safe to say summer 2023 will only deliver more skin-baring suits as the months roll on. Whether you're here for inspiration to shop, to admire risqué celebrity fashion moments, or a little bit of both, scroll on for the best examples of see-through swimwear so far. Then, check out the high-cut bottom and thongkini silhouette that are also largely popular among Hollywood A-listers this season.

Kim Kardashian Wearing a See-Through Bikini

Wearing Skims.

Irina Shayk Wearing a See-Through Bikini
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Irina Shayk Wearing a See-Through Bikini

Wearing a sheer Gucci bikini set at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.