Bikinis for a pale skin tone

What are the best bikini colours for pale skin?

One of our favourite pieces of advice for finding your perfect swimwear is choosing a colour that compliments your skin tone. If you have pale or fair skin you might feel that your options are more limited, but thankfully that’s not the case. 

As a general rule, deeper, darker bikini shades like navy blue will really compliment a paler skin. Cooler tones of swimwear such as olive green, a brighter red or even a subtle shade of purple can also be a great choice for a fairer skin tone. 

It’s always a good idea to go for a deeper colour as a lighter or faded shade will not compliment your skin so well, it’s all about making a striking contrast. 

What is my skin ‘undertone’?

If you want to explore exactly what colour is best for you it is really useful to distinguish what ‘undertone’ your skin is. This is different to your skin tone, it’s essentially the colour that lies under your skin and it can even change over time. To find your undertone you need to look at your wrist (it might also be helpful to compare yours to a friend.) If your veins look green and you can see yellow in your skin you have warm undertones, or if your veins look blue or purplish and you can see pink in your skin you have cool undertones. You may also have neutral undertones which is a mixture of both features. 

Undertones at a Glance: 

Green veins / yellow undertones = warm
Blue or purple veins / pink undertones = cool
Mixture of the above = neutral

We’ll now explore some more options for bikinis best suited to a pale skin.

Best Bikinis for Fair Skin with Warm (yellow) Undertones

If you have fair skin with warm undertones, you will typically have darker eyes and naturally darker hair. When choosing your bikini, earthy colours will make a great choice for your paler skin. Take your pick from, yellows, oranges, browns, olive greens, warm whites, and hot reds.

Our Top bikini picks for Fair Skin with a Warm Undertone:

Seafolly Olive leaf bikini
The Seafolly ‘Olive Leaf’ bikini is a great choice for a paler skin
Seafolly Chilli Petal Edge Bikini
This hot red Seafolly ‘Petal Edge’ bikini will look great against a paler skin.

Your celebrity inspiration:
Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie.

Best Bikinis for Fair Skin with Cool (pink) Undertones 

If you have fair skin with cool undertones you will most likely go pinker when you tan, your hair is probably naturally lighter, with green or blue coloured eyes. When choosing your bikini opt for colours such as bright blue, purple, pinks, or richer greens, as well as indigo

Our Top picks for Fair Skin with a Cool Undertone:

Bikinis for pale Skin
The Seafolly ‘In the Loop’ bikini with Indigo with a splash of aqua and looks amazing against a pale skin.
Bikini choices for pale skin
This ‘Reflex Blue’ bikini is a purpley blue and is really flattering for a pale skin tone.

Your celebrity inspiration:
Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Adelle 

Best Bikinis for Fair Skin with Neutral (mixed) Undertones 

If you have fair skin with neutral undertones you will most likely have hazel eyes with either an ash blonde colour hair or brunette with warmer tones. Most colours will actually suit your pale skin, but it is important to avoid anything too bright as this could make you look washed out. Opt for a pretty aqua, faded tones of pastels such as pink or a plain indigo or with a print. 

Our Top Bikini picks for Fair Skin with a Neutral Undertone:

Bikinis for pale skin
Choose a pretty aqua bikini like this ‘Antigua Blue’ for a paler skin.
This Indigo ‘Florence’ bikini with a pretty floral print will really suit a pale skin tone.

Your celebrity inspiration:
Jessica Biel, Miranda Kerr, Drew Barrymore, 

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