What To Wear

The Little Black Swimsuit

Beat the heat by taking a dip in a little black swimsuit. Far from basic (and foolproof when it comes to looking cool), noir swimwear is all about the cut and extra design details. For a more dramatic black-on-black effect, pull your look together with a pair of oversized sunnies and a wide-brimmed hat.

Keep it classic in one of these:


Tropic of C Arc Top in Black, $164 & Arc Bottom in Black, $164: Supermodel Candice Swanepoel is no stranger to werking it for Victoria’s Secret, but we want to work it in this knit racerback crop top with matching bottoms, from her sustainable swimwear line.


Norma Kamali Stud Marissa One Piece, $792: Not for the tame, this swimsuit is definitely on the revealing side. The shiny, gold studs that trace its edges will also help draw attention to your (golden) tan lines.


Billabong High On Sun Ruffle Plunge Neck Swim Top, $70 & High On Sun Hike Bikini Bottom, $50: The deep V at the front and back of this top and ruffled cap sleeves, are both flirty and fun.


G. Label One-Shoulder Belted One-Piece $420: G. Label is part of the goop line of offerings. This one-shouldered, one-piece comes equipped with leg openings, that are cut high up on the hips for a more flattering look, and a chic belt.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Leigh Black PVC Maillot, $517: Sporty and scuba-like, this bandeau one-piece with zip front looks particularly badass. This one can definitely be worn in and out of the water, easily doubling as a bodysuit.