13 Incredibly Chic Black Swimsuits to Wear This (and Every Other) Summer

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As far as summer wardrobe staples go, when it comes to beachwear, a black swimsuit is an essential. Similar to a white t-shirt, flat sandal, or day dress, a one or two-piece suit in classic black is timeless in design, always a good investment, and a smart sartorial choice.

While eye-catching prints, trendy patterns, and bright colors are a fun statement, chances are you won’t want to wear those suits on repeat during your next getaway or weekend trip. A solid black swimsuit in a silhouette you love is something you can wear and re-wear season after season, and look effortlessly chic while doing so.

Plus, selecting a suit in the colorless hue is a good way to lean into the season’s swimwear trends without having to commit to too much of a statement. A strappy bralette top, a high-cut leg, and a cutout one-piece, for example, are far more approachable in black, than, say, a patchwork of prints or a dayglo bright. And despite the season’s silhouette trends, they’ll still feel timeless and chic for summers to come. They may be plain in color, but a black swimsuit is never boring, shop our favorites here.

The String Bikini

Sir Hendry string triangle top and hybrid brief

$190

SIR THE LABEL

The Open Back One-Piece

Ookioh Agadir one-piece

$158

OOKIOH

The Ruched and Tied

Frankies Bikinis Foxy string bandeau bikini set

$180

FRANKIES BIKINIS

The Belted

Tory Burch Jessa one-piece swimsuit

$218

TORY BURCH

The One-Shoulder

Girlfriend black Caspian bikini top and black Bay bikini bottom

$86

GIRLFRIEND

The Balconette

Isa Boulder Nina ruched swimsuit

$260

MATCHESFASHION.COM

The Underwire Top

Araks Myriam black bikini top and Yoko bikini bottom

$295

ARAKS

The Classic Maillot

Everlane the V-neck one-piece

$65

EVERLANE

The Cutout Halter

Cult Gaia Aster one-piece

$258

CULT GAIA

The Bralette

Tropic of C the C bikini top and curve bikini bottoms

$255

MYTHERESA

The High Cut

Norma Kamali Marissa swimsuit

$150

NET-A-PORTER

The Eyelet Ruffle

& Other Stories eyelet embroidered bandeau bikini top and bikini briefs

$78

& OTHER STORIES

The Square Neck

Zara textured swimsuit

$36

ZARA