The Best Black Swimsuit

As Black complements almost every skin tone, it is the most flattering and slimming swimsuit colour. Suiting any age, shape or size, a black swimsuit is just like the LBD, or ‘little black dress’. Named the LBS, the little black swimsuit is a timeless classic. Fashion trends may come or go but like the LBD, the little black swimsuit never looks outdated. You don’t have to continually keep up with all the latest colour trends because a statement black one-piece retains an eternally classic appeal that will never go out of fashion.

A must-have and lasting investment in your swimwear and summer wardrobe

A black one-piece can be stylish, chic, and sexy. Sometimes understated but never ever boring – a black swimming costume will make you stand out for all the right reasons! There’s a multitude of styles, fabrics, designs and cheeky embellishments available to suit every taste whether that’s classy, elegant, racy, or fun…the choices out there are endless.  Eternally on-trend, let’s check out some styles and features so you get back in black and find that perfect statement piece – the best black swimsuit for you.

One-piece styles

There are some great swimsuit styles out there, just think about which styles suit your body shape best and then, what you want from your black swimsuit. Do you need a streamlined, supportive style for swimming or aqua aerobics, or simply something to make you look and feel amazing by the poolside? Check out our body shape articles for the perfect styles for your body shape.

The Classic Style

A simple classic cut minimalistic swimsuit will look demure while still giving you that understated wow factor. Choose a square neckline or a bandeau cut costume- simple, chic, sleek and great for tanning those shoulders!

  • Simple cut
  • Bandeau

The Sex Bomb

By drawing the eye to the centre of the chest, a sweetheart neckline oozes subtle sexiness. If you want to really rock that sexy black swimsuit look then try a deep-plunging V-neckline or a lace-up deep-V neckline. A cut-out style gives you the style of a bikini but with the coverage of a one-piece, a great halfway mix, creating a super-streamlined, sexy silhouette.

  • Sweetheart neckline
  • Deep-plunging V-neck
  • Cut-out swimsuit

Elegant Glamour

Asymmetrical, one-shoulder swimsuits are super-sleek, stylish and look elegantly expensive. The deeply flattering high leg cut will bring a touch of glam and visually lengthen your legs. For the ultimate in glam try a 50’s halter style with lower cut legs giving you flattering lines for that retro-chic film star look.

  • Asymmetrical
  • Swimsuit
  • Retro style

Sporty Swimsuits

If you’re looking for a swimsuit for sporty activities or just like that style, choose a black bathing suit with clean lines and secure wide straps or a cap sleeve zip-up for that athletic surf look.

  • Streamlined classic cut with secure straps
  • Cap-sleeve zip up

Feminine Fun

A black all-in-one swimsuit doesn’t have to be plain. Why not unleash your feminine fun side with ruffles that accentuate and soften the neckline, you could also look for detailing, belts or beading.  These can look fun or classy depending on the cut of your black swimsuit. Textured fabric gives you a contemporary feel.

  • Detailing, belts, beading or ruffle trims
  • Textured fabric


Look out for the features you need to make that LBS perfect. Do you need extra bust support? Remember you don’t have to sacrifice style to get the functions you need. If you need more bust support look at underwiring and cup-sized swimsuits, with thick adjustable straps, in addition, to keep you secure and give you that perfect fit. If you want more coverage and to hide a wobbly tummy then choose a suit with a tummy control panel that will slim and shape your natural form or one with flattering ruching over the tummy area. A skirted black one-piece gives you that extra bit of coverage.

  • Cup sizes and adjustable straps
  • Tummy control panel or ruching
  • Chlorine-resistant material

Dress up your black swimsuit

The Black swimsuit is a crucial summer holiday staple. Every woman should have one! Not just for swimming in, it also easily doubles as a bodysuit. Slip some wide leg linen trousers over your costume, nice sandals, and designer sunglasses and straight away you have a sophisticated lunch look. You can also go straight from the beach for an evening out – just dress your black swimsuit up! Wrap around a sarong or skirt, necklaces and shades and hit the beach bar, party or that sophisticated restaurant.

Moontide women’s black bathing suits

Choose from five different little black swimsuits from our classic Contours continuity range. Our glamorous Whip Stitch Plunge Suit, the simple yet classic Cami Suit, supportive Underwired Cross Front Suit and Underwired Wrap Suit, and our beautiful ruched best-selling Twist suit available in both standard and fuller cups.

However, if you prefer a textured feel, take a look at our Jacquard Stripe, or Metallic Chic range – both available in black