25 Black One-Piece Swimsuits to Keep You Looking Chic All Summer Long

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Summer is right around the corner, everyone, so if you’re in the same boat as we are, you’re working on upgrading your swimsuit arsenal. One suit we’re stocking up on? Black one-piece swimsuits, a classic style we’ll never get sick of (and neither will the fashion industry). From simple silhouettes with full coverage to sexy, cut-out looks, there’s no shortage of designs to meet your personal requirements.

We understand that swimsuit shopping is no easy feat, no matter your body shape. Whether you’re trying to find a suit that has enough gusset and bum coverage (or one that has less), or if you’ve been searching for a one-piece with great built-in padding that won’t give your chest an odd shape, the task of finding the perfect fit is a tough one.

How to Style a Black Swimsuit

Add some flair to a plain black suit with a cute cover up, some gold jewelry or even a sleek pair of sandals. Because black one-pieces are such a classic style, you can personalize your look with a cover up that aligns with your taste. We also love how this influencer styled her basic black one-piece with a pair of brown sunnies. Pop on a pair of sheer pants, a linen button-down or a sleek dress. We love how lifestyle blogger behind Red, White & Denim did that in her looks here.

Where to Buy Black Swimsuits

If you’ve ever shopped for your black one-piece swimsuit online, you know there’s an overwhelming number of sites with the style you’re looking for. But which retailers will deliver on results? When it comes to standard, simple silhouettes, H&M, J. Crew and department stores with an array of brands like Nordstrom are going to be your best bet. If you’re in need of quick delivery, you can always shop for your suit on Amazon. If your vibe is more about sexier pieces with deep necklines and cut-outs, you may want to check out Victoria’s Secret, ASOS, SKIMS and Andie Swim. Sometimes, though, athletic styles are the most practical options, and if you fall into that category, Athleta and L.L.Bean are the way to go.

Ahead, our top 25 picks for the top black one-piece swimsuits on the market.

The Top Five Black One-Piece Swimsuits at a Glance

Most Unique Neckline

1. Haight Lina One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: durable zipper, asymmetrical neckline
  • Coverage: medium

The asymmetry at the top of this one-piece paired with the mock neck makes this otherwise simple black suit one-of-a-kind. It has a durable zipper closure at the back for a snug fit, too, and the high-cut legs give it a bit of sexiness for summer.

Size range: S to L

Most Attractive Low-Back

2. Everlane The Square-Neck One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: low back, square neckline
  • Coverage: medium

From the square neckline to the low-cut back, this subtly sexy classic is a must-have, according to Managing Editor Catrina Yohay. “I have a long torso, so one-pieces can be hit or miss, but this style fits like a dream without tugging on my shoulders,” she says. The material is made of mainly recycled materials and the built-in shelf bra has removable pads if you prefer a less supported feel.

Size range: XXS to XXL

Perfect for Paddleboarding

3. Athleta Maldives One-Piece Swimsuit


  • Why We Love It: shelf bra, up to SPF 50 protection
  • Coverage: full

Are you an outdoor activities type of gal? If so, a functional suit to keep your body supported and protected is an ideal choice. This one has a high neckline with a built-in shelf bra and the material offers up to SPF 50 protection for those long days in the sun.  The brand says this style is made for A to C cups and offers lighter support.

Size range: XXS to XL, petite, tall and regular

Sexiest Neckline

4. lovewave The Briella One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: slim belt, cheeky cut
  • Coverage: cheeky

Sexy one pieces are a dime a dozen these days, but this lovewave style is giving us major heart eyes. Major cleavage, the open back, cheeky bottoms and a waist-cinching belt all make for a unique twist on the LBS (little black swimsuit). The belt is attached and can be fastened in the back with an S-hook.

Size range: XXS to XL

Top Belted Swimsuit

5. Beach Riot Sydney One-Piece

Beach Riot

  • Why We Love It: square belt, tie straps
  • Coverage: medium

We don’t know what we love the most: the belted midsection, tie-straps or ribbed material. The bum has a little bit of cheekiness, but still provides good bit of coverage if you don’t like the full cheeky or thong-style suits. There are full-length vertical darts along the bodice to add some shape, too.

Size range: XS to XL

Top Waffle-Texture Swimsuit

6. & Other Stories V-Cut Swimsuit

& Other Stories

  • Why We Love It: low V-neck, waffle texture
  • Coverage: medium

Waffle material is a great option for those who want to add a little pop to the basic black suit. “The V-neck is very flattering but pretty secure, and even though it's a one-piece, it doesn't feel frumpy,” says Associate Editor, SEO, Marissa Wu. The darted cups will give you some structure around your chest, too, and it’s made of sustainably sourced materials.

Size range: 2 to 12

Most Flattering Ruched Swimsuit

7. J.Crew Ruched Black One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: ruched sides, strapless neckline
  • Coverage: full

This suit’s strapless neckline is balanced by a full-coverage bum for those who prefer a less cheeky style. Best of all, this ultra-flattering style (thanks to that ruching) is less than $50 right now. "I am size 14 and it’s my best fitting swimsuit yet! Two years of wearing on multiple vacation trips and it holds [up] very well. I actually love my imperfect body in this navy suit and love it’s not my regular black," reports one happy customer.

Size range: 0 to 24

Raunchiest Silhouette

8. Skims Strapless Monokini


  • Why We Love It: open front and back, optional spaghetti straps
  • Coverage: cheeky

It may barely count as a one-piece, but this option is great for anyone looking to show some skin. The top and bottom are connected by just a slim, single strap, and the low-rise bottom is very cheeky. Reviewers say the material is nice and stretchy, too. "I’ve always been very on the edge of purchasing a strapless swim suit since they never seem to stay up. But this one fits very well and even has grips on it so it doesn’t fall," says Jocelyn A. Some reviewers also mention it can run a smidge small, so maybe size up.

Size range: XXS to 4X

Most Customizable

9. Andie Swim The Amalfi

Andie Swim

  • Why We Love It: scoop neck, ribbed options
  • Coverage: cheeky, medium and full

From the adjustable straps to the customizable coverage on the bottoms, there are too many things to love about this suit. You can customize the suit for cheeky, medium or full bottom coverage (as well as classing and long torso sizes). “I was immediately drawn to the Amalfi, thanks to its classic style and slightly sexy shape. It reminds me of something a ‘90s-era supermodel would wear,” says Senior Editor, Branded Content, Kelsey Paine. “The scoop neck and adjustable straps made my décolletage look good and my chest feel supported, the just-high-enough cut on the hips made me feel like I had legs for days,” she continued. And not only are there other color options available, you can also grab a ribbed material instead.

Size range: XS to XXXL

Prettiest Empire Waist One-Piece

10. Spanx Classic Swim One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: empire waist, sculpting fabric
  • Coverage: medium

Because Spanx makes some of the most supportive and sculpting clothing and shapewear we’ve ever tried, we absolutely trust the brand to do the same with swimwear. This suit is made with an empire waist to elongate your shape, and the deep V-neck is a sexy touch, too. The fabric is double layered, seamless and has more than SPF 50 protection.

Size range: XS to 3X

Cutest Crossover Style

11. Aerie Crossover One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: side and back cut-outs, made from mostly recycled materials
  • Coverage: full

The full-coverage bum on this one-piece style is balanced out with the side cut outs, open back and low neckline. We love the look of this suit, largely thanks to the tightly ribbed fabric—which is so flattering. Not to mention, you can grab this one in long sizes if you have a long torso. "I originally purchased a small long, which is what I typically wear in Aerie one-piece swimsuits. It was too big everywhere. I liked the suit though so I looked for size related reviews and ordered an XS and it fits perfectly," one customer reviews. Several other reviewers mention to size down, too.

Size range: XXS to XXL, regular and long sizes

Most Effective Sculpting Suit

12. Miraclesuit Azura One-Piece

Miracle Suit

  • Why We Love It: mesh siding, underwire bra
  • Coverage: full

If you haven’t heard of the famous Miraclesuit, here’s what you need to know: The brand uses a special Miratex fabric that’s made to help shape and sculpt your body. This suit is complete with not only mesh side paneling, but an asymmetrical neckline as well. The brand mentions it runs a bit small, so you may want to size up to be safe.

Size range: 2 to 16

Most Attractive Bandeau One-Piece

13. Sea Level U-Bar One-Piece

Sea Level

  • Why We Love It: mesh lining, optional straps
  • Coverage: full

A black one-piece with a built-in accessory is our kind of swimsuit. This bandeau style top has U-shaped hardware connecting the cups for a little added visual interest. The straps are removable, and the bodice is ruched for a flattering effect on the body. One reviewer notes the cups are thick, too, if you remove the cups. "This is a great basic black suit with just enough style added with the U-bar. It has removable straps and is [a] nice and thick material. Can't go wrong on this one, I took my normal suit size in this," she says.

Size range: 4 to 12

Perfect for Anyone Who Loves A Front-Tie Suit

14. L*Space Balboa One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: open back, front-tie
  • Coverage: medium

The center tie on this one-piece is designed to make your waist look cinched. The square neck and open back are a cute, trendy twist on this simple black suit, and the cups are padded for an extra boost. "The most flattering one piece ever! There are cups to support the girls. The swimsuit cut is very flattering, not too cheeky but just enough," says one reviewer. However, others mention it runs small so size up.

Size range: XS to XL

Most Practical for Water Sports

15. Athleta Square-Neck One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: up to SPF 50 protection, ruched bodice
  • Coverage: full

Whether you’re going for a sporty swim or out to ride the waves, this athletic suit is great to keep you supported and looking cute while you’re getting your workout in. Reviewers note that it runs small, so sizing up may be a good fit for you. Plus, it's ruched and has quick-drying fabric so you can quickly dry it out in the sun.

Size range: XXS to XL

Sleekest One-Shoulder Suit

16. Victoria’s Secret One-Shoulder Swimsuit

Victoria's Secret

  • Why We Love It: removable padding, one-shoulder
  • Coverage: medium

This suit may leave you with some interesting tan lines, but it’s totally worth it. The front cut-out extends to the back as well, and the material is ribbed. The bottoms have medium to full coverage, and you can also grab this one in six other colors.

Size range: XS to XXL

Most Flattering Wrap One-Piece

17. Summersalt The Perfect Wrap One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: expansive size range, compression
  • Coverage: full

Wrap swimsuits are incredibly flattering on most body types. This one is available in 17 colors and has an extensive size range. If you have a long torso, they even have a slightly longer one for you. This one will cinch your waist and the plunge neckline is super sexy.

Size range: 2 to 22

Prettiest Polka-Dot Print

18. Aerie Ribbed One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: long sizes, side ties
  • Coverage: full

A little pattern never hurt anyone, and these cute, non-perfect polka-dots are too adorable. The bottoms are listed as full coverage, but the little bit of cheekiness leaves us to believe these are more medium-to-full coverage. Plus, you can get up to SPF 50 protection with this fabric.

Size range: XXS to XXL

Daintiest Ruffled Detailing

19. J.Crew Ruffled One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: ruffled neckline, ruched bodice
  • Coverage: full

If you’re a ruffles kind of person, you’ll love this suit. The straps and deep V-neckline are lined in wide ruffles, and how can we forget the ruched bodice? The bottoms are pretty full coverage, so if cheekiness isn’t your thing, you won’t need to worry about feeling exposed. Its nylon material was also made with recycled materials, too.

Size range: 0 to 24, regular and long torso sizes

Cutest Sweetheart Neckline

20. Lovers and Friends Gage One-Piece

Lovers and Friends

  • Why We Love It: bustier style, ribbed material
  • Coverage: cheeky

The bustier style is sexy-meets-classy and we love it. This suit has vertical ribbed stripes that meet horizontal ones around the belly to give the illusion of a belt. The straps are adjustable, and the bum is quite cheeky, so you may want a cover up when you head from the beach straight to a restaurant.

Size range: XXS to XXL

Most Daring Halter One-Piece

21. Norma Kamali Halter One-Piece

Norma Kamali

  • Why We Love It: gathered halter, high-cut legs
  • Coverage: cheeky

Nope, this isn’t a sexy bodysuit you can pair with jeans (although we just might do that). This one-piece is made for the water, and the gathered neckline material gives it a chic and elegant look. The neck hooks together, and the full back is open (ahem, great for a day in the sun).

Size range: XS to XL

Sweetest Floral Print

22. Madewell Sage One-Piece


  • Why We Love It: square neck, open back
  • Coverage: medium

Looking for something a little more fun? This sweet floral pattern elevates this otherwise simple one-piece and the square neckline is so flattering on most body shapes. The back has a round opening in the middle and the bum has medium coverage.

Size range: XXS to XXL

Comfiest Smocked Suit

23. Tory Burch Costa One-Piece

Tory Burch

  • Why We Love It: smocked bodice, removable straps
  • Coverage: medium

This may look like a tankini, but don’t be fooled: Thanks to the smocked, flared bodice, it’s actually a full one-piece with medium to full coverage on the bum. The straps are removable, so you can sport a strapless look to avoid tan lines or hook the spaghetti straps to the top of the neckline for some extra support (plus, they’re adjustable).

Size range: XS to XL

Top Amazon Pick

24. Wantdo Swim Dress


  • Why We Love It: dress style, twist-front top
  • Coverage: full

Made in plus sizes, this adorable dress can transition from the beach to brunch without the need for a cover-up. It has a form-fitting lining to support your midsection and boy short bottoms underneath the skirt. "I like the fit, coverage and feel of the fabric. [It's] very comfortable and easy to wear. [The] fabric is soft and not too heavy but [still] gives support," mentions a customer.

Size range: 12 to 28

Most Fun Color-Blocked Suit

25. Beach Riot Linda One-Piece

Beach Riot

  • Why We Love It: splash of color, scoopneck
  • Coverage: full

This is one of our favorite suits on the list. The small pops of yellow and pink add a dash of fun to an otherwise simple black swimsuit, and the bottoms are full coverage. We might even throw on some jeans and wear this one as a cute bodysuit, too.

Size range: XS to L

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