Brigite Wear, Berrydog Bikinis, Wicked Weasel and Tropical Beach Fashions sell transparent swimwear for men and women. Sellers at online marketplaces such as DHGate.com, AliExpress.com, Etsy.com, eBay.com and Amazon.com often offer a variety of transparent swimwear. Aussie Bum, SkinzWear, Halcyon Blue and Nasydress.com also sell transparent swimwear. High-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom's and Saks Fifth Avenue offer transparent swimwear for women. Specialty retailers including Lolli Culture, Rosegal.com, MayKool and 6PM.com also sell transparent swimsuits.
Transparent bikinis, one-piece bathing suits, swim trunks and swim briefs are available. Some transparent swimwear is functional and designed to be worn while swimming, while other pieces are manufactured strictly for novelty purposes. Functional sheer swimsuits are not completely transparent, and the transparency of these suits varies significantly based on the type of suit. The most popular style of transparent swimwear are modest suits that become slightly see-through when wet. Gauzy pieces in white and flesh tones lose most of their opacity when wet, but remain opaque when dry. Swimsuits made out of lycra netting are the most transparent and are often see-through even when they are not wet.
Most water parks, swimming pools and aquatic recreation areas ban sheer swimwear.