Every woman needs a little black swimsuit in her wardrobe, whether it’s a minimal one piece, retro bikini, or sporty rash guard. While playful trends like knotted detailing, gingham prints and ruffles abound this summer, we can’t help but feel drawn to the tried-and-true classic every now and again. What’s more, myriad under-the-radar brands are stocked with stunning noir styles for a range of body types—a fail-safe way to scoop up a suit no one else will have in your friend group.
So, whether you’re looking for an under-$100 find or don’t mind splurging on luxe Italian fabric (in basic black, you’ll have it forever), ahead, we’ve culled an edit of super-stylish black bathing suits to set your sights on. Go on, add to cart.
Not-So-Basic Black Swimsuits
Not new, but British brand, Boden often flies under the radar despite being a goldmine for affordable, timeless and playful pieces.
Sporty and feminine, this halter style will highlight your arms and shoulders.
Athleticism meets minimalism in this short-sleeve two piece.
This sleek one piece is pared back with a retro spirit.
A simple bandeau is perfect for avoiding tan lines.
Adjustable tie straps give this ribbed bikini a cutsie feel.
This ballet-inspired swimsuit is super-supportive, featuring adjustable straps and a cut-out back.
If you thought rash guards weren’t feminine, we think this long-sleeve style will change your mind.
A lined bra cup with a '90s feel.
If you're into the knotted trend, this gorgeous one piece is for you.
Square necklines are back and pure perfection via a minimal one piece.
This plunging neckline draws in at your waist for a shape-enhancing effect.
This wrap-style bikini is simply elegant.
At once sporty and minimal thanks to its matte-coated hardware.
This summer is all about the high-waist bikini. Wear this style as a halter or remove the straps for a bandeau look.
This mesh panel is a chic reveal of skin.
Ethical swimwear brand, Galamaar’s ethos is rooted in simplicity and sustainability. What’s not to love?
This one piece is minimal with a skosh of femininity.
One-shoulder swimwear is having a major moment.
Like we said, one shoulder, or bust.