Black swimsuit: Best black swimsuits and swimming costumes – Red Magazine

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Because this classic one-piece is a holiday essential
The good thing about buying a black swimsuit is that it’s a true investment, so it will see you through this summer and look just as good for years to come paired with chunky sandals and a chic straw bag. This classic one-piece never dates and it’s super flattering, which is why we think every woman should have one in her repertoire.
If you don’t, or yours is looking a little tired, why not treat yourself to something new for summer 2023? Designers and high street stores have really upped the style stakes when it comes to swimwear this season and there are so many great options to browse – from retro halternecks and alluring plunge styles to clever control swimsuits.
If you don’t know where to begin, let us help you out with our edit of the best black swimsuits available to shop now. Be quick though – the best swimwear always sells out fast…
This plunging black swimsuit looks much more expensive than its affordable price tag, and the scalloped trim gives it a flirty feminine edge. Team it with a striped linen shirt (With Nothing Underneath is our first stop for these) for effortless poolside glam.
This Boden swimsuit nods to the ’50s with its retro square neckline, ruching and halterneck strap. Plus, the body sculpting lining and lightly padded cups offer just the right amount of support.
Cos’ ribbed number has an ultra-low back, flattering square neckline and slender straps – sometimes the simplest swimsuits are the most effective. Wear yours with oversized sunglasses and a white linen shirt to nail beachy cool.
Asymmetric swimsuits are on-trend again this year – especially WAT The Brand’s monochrome style which easily doubles as a top. Take yours from the beach on to dinner with wide-leg trousers.
Stories is the high street destination for swimwear this summer. The brand always proves you don’t need to spend a fortune to achieve a chic holiday look. We love this classic swimsuit – the square neckline and covered button details make it feel designer.
Hunza G’s swimsuits come in one size, which means you don’t have to worry about finding the right fit for you – the super stretchy, ribbed fabric works on all body shapes. We particularly like the flattering scoop neckline and tortoiseshell accents on the brand’s Domino style.
This black swimsuit is part of Marks & Spencer’s Goodmove activewear line, so it’s designed for serious swim sessions. It has a high square neckline and a scoop back with supportive strap detailing – the perfect combination of sporty and stylish.
You wouldn’t be able to guess this black swimsuit is partly made from recycled plastic bottles. The stretchy costume is from Aspiga’s new sustainable swimwear line. It features flattering ruched side seams, supportive built-in cups, high cut legs and a plunging V-neckline.
You’ve probably already heard of Eberjey’s luxurious silk pyjama sets but did you know the brand also does swimwear? The ruffled hem on this Jane style is super feminine and the on-trend square neckline offers ample coverage. What’s more, all Eberjey’s swimsuits protect you from the sun (up to UPF 50+).
Not only does this belted black swimsuit from Alexandra Miro nip in your waist, but it also creates the illusion of a longer torso, thanks to the cleverly-placed contrasting side panels. We like how the gold buckle elevates it for beach clubs or spa days but can also be detached when you fancy an ocean swim.
Boden has done it again with this halterneck black swimming costume. Flattering yet supportive, the sculpted lining and padded cups hold you firmly in while giving you a hint of cleavage. We also love how the crossover ruching defines the waist.

Everyone needs a bandeau swimsuit and Eres is a great brand for simple yet sophisticated swimwear. We love the top detail and super sleek cut.
Whistles’ black swimsuit is cut from a smocked fabric, which makes it super stretchy and comfortable. Its straps are adjustable too; we’ll be wearing ours bandeau style with the ties fastened around the back.
This sporty style swimsuit from Arket is made from ECONYL® – a sustainable fabric spun from recycled nylon waste and fishing nets. It’s the perfect wild swimming go-to.
We love this sporty zip-up style – it’s half scuba gear, half swimsuit, and it provides UPF 50+ protection on sunny days.
This ruched swimsuit ticks all the boxes for flattering swimwear – a balconette neckline, tummy control and a simple cut.

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