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Never Underestimate The Power Of A Perfect Black Swimsuit

TZR editors share their favorites.

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Here we are in the homestretch of summer. Final beach days. Last backyard BBQs. The end of outdoor farmer’s markets. Before I bum you out too much, though, here’s the silver lining: You needn’t stash away all your swimwear in the back of your closet this fall. I, for one, have an upcoming weekend cabin trip with a hot tub calling my name. I’m sure you can find an excuse to whip out a bikini or one-piece, too (don’t sleep on Sojo Spa Club!). The best option to have on hand for any water-friendly occasion? A black swimsuit. Not only will it seamlessly fit into whatever look you’re turning out, but it’s a timeless piece you can rely on from year to year.

While we love a good beachwear trend (see: animal prints and cutout one-pieces), team TZR also values the importance of styles that transcend seasons, such as classic black swimwear. To wit, our editors have compiled a wide range of designs they rely on for your shopping needs below. If, like me, you have a cozy fall trip on the docket, perhaps go with a casual one-piece, like Hunza G’s square-neck style. The look would pair perfectly with cute sweats as you transition to the campfire. Or, should you be heading somewhere tropical for a wedding next month (do you still need a plus one? asking for a friend...), consider Self-Portrait’s statement-making embellished halterneck iteration. Peruse through these options and more ahead.

Norma Kamal
One Shoulder Mio
“If I'm wearing a black bathing suit (copyright Lana Del Rey, 2021), it's because I want something especially sleek and streamlined. This classic one-shoulder number definitely matches that description, but the best thing about it might be the versatility factor. With some swim-friendly accessories, it could feel super retro or really sporty and modern — which makes it perfect for long trips with minimal suitcase space.” — Amanda Ross, beauty editor, TZR

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