The Anti-Trend Swimsuit You'll See On Every European Beach This Summer

When it comes to summer trends, there are so many I want to try out this year. Usually, I tend to stick to pieces I know I’ll wear on repeat, but this year, I’m being tempted by cutouts, bright shades of tangerine and pink and even the revival of miniskirts and denim. There is one area of my summer wardrobe I try not to shake up, though, and this is the swimwear section. We all know a great-fitting swimsuit can be hard to come by. So when it comes to a new one-piece, I stick to shapes, brands and colours I know suit me. And often, this heads in the direction of one colour: black.


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Like the LBD, black swimsuits never fail to make an impact, yet they stay classic all at the same time. In fact, I've seen them on the beaches of just about every European destination I've visited over the past 10 years, so if that's not a testament to their enduring appeal, I don't know what is.

Of course, the hue is also known to be universally complimentary, and now that I spend a little more on well-fitting, good-quality swimsuits, I like to buy them in a shade I know I’ll never tire of. Also, I like to know they won’t go see-through as soon as I take a dip in a pool. So to make swimwear shopping stress-free, these are the best black swimsuits that will never let you down. 

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Next Up: Ready, Steady, Beach! 9 Swimwear Trends You'll Love to Wear This Summer

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Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.