When curating a summer wardrobe, finding a swimsuit you love is high on the priority list. And when it comes to choosing our favourite swimwear, we’ll choose a black swimsuit each and every time.
There is something inherently chic about black swimwear. Whether it be the sophisticated connotations attached to the colour black, or that swimwear simply looks sleeker in a darker hue, there is no denying when spotting a woman wearing a classic black one piece or bikini, we can’t help but admire.
There is also the sustainability aspect of swimwear and making sure we choose styles that will be worn and loved for several summers. Due to the nature of the material of swimsuits, most of which is nylon and elastane, our swimwear is going to last for hundred of years without breaking down, so it's important we take a pause to factor this into our decision making process. For us choosing a black swimsuit made from high quality materials that we can wear on repeat summer after summer is the most sustainable choice we can make.
Opting for a black swimsuit also means you can mix and match between different styles with ease when wearing bikini separates. Investing in a few different black bikini top options and bikini bottom coverage styles mean you have multiple bikini looks that you can switch between. If your summer activities involve jumping over the waves you might be more drawn to wearing a sportier crop top style as opposed to a more petite triangle if you’re taking things at a slower pace.
If you’re lucky enough to be going from beach to bar, the black one piece is our pick. Easily worn in and out of the water with ease, we love styling our black one piece like the Square Maillot by Matteau and The Square Swimsuit from Form and Fold, with an elegant sarong, linen pants or shorts.
When packing for a holiday or simply a day by the pool black swimwear is our tried and tested summer essential.