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February 16, 2024

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I love a good pattern and color for swimwear, but if I’m going to have only one piece in my collection, it’s going to be a black swimsuit. It’s universally flattering. It commands attention. You can dress it up and dress it down. A black swimsuit is a classic for a reason!

Chris Loves Julia | Julia in a black one-piece swimsuit

Hunza G Black One Piece | Hoka Recovery Slides | Straw Hat | Full Length Mirror

We went on a fun retreat with our team a few years ago and met up on the beach. Every girl showed up in a black swimsuit — completely unplanned. It was just synchronicity.

Two of my favorites are investment pieces, but you can find ones for every budget. I have one from TA3 Swim that is a corset style, and when you cinch it in you get this amazing hourglass shape (a blessing for my more straight figure). I feel so good in that swimsuit.

On the other end of the sizing spectrum, I have a Hunza G swimsuit that is literally a one-size-fits-all style. I’ve never seen anyone look bad in this suit. In fact, I have it in three colors because it’s so comfortable. You’ll want to do the same after you’ve tried it!

Chris Loves Julia | Little Black Swimsuit

Hunza G Swimsuit | Luggage | My Outfit | Bedroom Sources | Polly Smoke/Sand Rug

February and March are great times to take a short vacation to beat the winter blues. I’m always packing a black swimsuit if there’s a pool or beach in our sights!

So if you don’t have one in your repertoire, this is your sign to add to your collection before your next getaway. Check out some of my picks for the perfect LBS below.

  1. Black High-Waisted Bikini $29
  2. H&M Padded Cut Out Black Swimsuit $34
  3. Aerie Wide Rib Scoop One Piece Black Swimsuit $38
  4. J. Crew Flower-Strap Black Swimsuit $79
  5. J. Crew Tipped Racerback Black Swimsuit $79
  6. Abercrombie 90s One-Piece Swimsuit $80
  7. Summersalt The Sidestroke $95
  8. Toast Signature Tube One-Piece $100
  9. Andie The Mykonos Black One Piece $112
  10. J.Crew Balconette Underwire Black Swimsuit $118
  11. Belle The Label Maillot One Piece $132
  12. Beach Riot Celine Ribbed One-Piece $148
  13. TA3 Lacey Black Swimsuit $178
  14. LSPACE Kyslee Cutout Black One-Piece Swimsuit $198
  15. ViX Liz One Piece $210
  16. Hunza G Domino One-Piece Swimsuit $245
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