Even with drawers full of swimwear, the collection doesn’t seem complete without a flattering black suit. It doesn’t have to be basic; maybe go classic if that’s your thing. But unlike our splashy prints and bright, hot hues, black suits never go out of style. Pick one up in a long-lasting fabric to wear again and again, or add one with sexy cutouts or lace-ups to your collection for the summer. In every case, they’re the fail-safe swimwear option every girl should have handy for the beach and beyond, and we’ve curated 17 of the best right here.
Whether you’re partial to bikinis or one-pieces, these black suits are both flattering and sophisticated. They’re proof that black doesn’t have to be boring, and we can guarantee you’ll want to pick one up, or maybe even more. Just read on to shop your favorites.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil McKinley