Cardinal rule: you can never go wrong with black. The slimming color is universally flattering, so it’s no surprise many of us prefer it over a patterned option when choosing a swimsuit. But before you opt for a basic monochromatic style, why not try the latest crop rendered in interesting and downright sexy silhouettes that give bright, printed versions a run for their money? From strategically placed cut-outs to feminine scalloped details, our favorite selection of the hottest black swimsuits is begging to bask in the sun. Shop our picks ahead.