Make a Splash in Your Little Black Swimsuit
Dreading swimsuit season? Don’t. Get the same confidence you have when wearing your little black dress by wearing a little black swimsuit. The key to strutting your stuff at the beach is finding the right-fitting swimsuit. Whether you’re athletic, busty, curvy, or straight and narrow, we found the best swimsuits to flatter your figure.
For a Large Bust
Little black swimsuits are sexy, but don't forget to shop for suits with supportive tops. To properly support large breasts, choose an underwired swimsuit for support or one with wide, firm straps. This Freya Pier Spot halter provides full coverage, but is fun and flirty in a polka dot pattern with ruffled edges.
To Trim a Tummy
This flattering tankini’s an easy fit. Shirred sides make it a perfect choice for your little black swimsuit if you want to camouflage a bit of a belly.
For Derriere Coverage
If you want more coverage than a traditional swimsuit but don’t want to wrap a shirt around your waist, go for one of the latest adorable skirted one-piece swimsuits. This Delta Burke swimdress from JC Penny features a modest skirt along with a cinching tie under the bustline. We love the blue and black color-blocking broken up with the white tie!
To Flatter a Small Bust
To make the most of small assets, choose a bikini top with ruffles or other detailing on top to add volume and shape.
For Swimmers and Surfers
When you’re riding waves or doing laps, you want a suit that will be secure and comfortable. This two-piece swimsuit gives you a full range of motion without looking like workout wear. Avoid ruffles, flimsy straps, and suits that fasten, which are more likely to come undone.
For Pear Shapes
If you’re bottom-heavy, resist the urge to add extra coverage there. Choose high-cut bottoms to lengthen legs and interesting details on top to pull the focus there. The O-shaped rings on this black bikini are perfect eye-catching details.
For a Cleavage Boost
The Envy Push Up halter bikini from Voda Swim features a special design and low-absorbency material that adds up to two cup sizes without obvious padding.
To Create Curves
To make a thin, boyish figure look more curvaceous, pick a black swimsuit with detailing like ruffles or ties to add volume to hips and bust.
To Define a Thick Waist
If you’re plus-sized or want to create extra definition around your midsection, look for a ruched one-piece or a suit with draping in the middle. This one-piece’s V-neck and halter top also create a nipped-in look.