As summer continues, it’s high time to lay out by the pool, play in the waves, and pretty much live in your swimwear if you aren’t doing so already. To look your cutest for all these water-side activities, you’re going to need some fresh swimsuits. Might I suggest a stunning swimsuit from one of these Black-owned swimwear brands?
After a month of rotating between about four suits, my summer swim wardrobe and Instagram feed are practically begging for something new. Between the
bomb bikinis, sultry one-pieces, and inventive tankinis, you can find every kind of swimsuit imaginable in a plethora of prints and colors from these Black-owned brands. Even more, the styles are like nothing you’ve seen before. Why go to the beach and match with every fifth person there when you could stand out in a bikini or one-piece you’re going to love for years to come? Each of these brands creates unique, fun, and stylish swimsuits that’ll turn heads no matter where you go.
As you prepare to fill your cart with a plethora of summer-ready ‘fits, don’t miss out on these Black-owned swimwear brands. It’s hot girl summer 2.0, after all, so you better be feeling your best.
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For every purchase from SXA, a portion of the proceeds is donated to
Black Woman’s Agenda, a foundation focused on supporting and protecting Black women. While all its swimsuits are bomb, I’d start with its Amara Top. The Amara can be worn in multiple ways and perfectly combines sultriness and support.
Sunday London just might become the only place you shop for swimsuits from now on because every single suit is reversible. That means you basically get two swimsuits for the price of one. Sunday London also has a ton of very bright patterns which mix and match beautifully.
Signed By McFly is a Bronx-based brand focused on genderless streetwear, sneakers, and swimwear. Once you zoom in on its ATM Jam Bikini, you’ll want to snag the currency-covered swimsuit ASAP.
Channel Gabrielle Union and Josephine Skriver by shopping one of their favorite beach brands, SageSwim. It has a mix of micro bikinis and more conservative pieces, so you can cover up or show it all off, whichever you prefer.
Dos Swim is a brand that focuses heavily on fit. Its swimsuits are always trendy, but also include thoughtful design details you won’t find anywhere else. It’s a perfect brand for shoppers who want to wear the latest styles while still standing out in the crowd.
You can achieve your pastel and metallic dreams at
1001 Swim. The Miami-based brand is all about turning heads, and that’s incredibly easy to achieve with its innumerable fun options.
Monti Landers, Riot Swim is a brand that combines style and comfort for some truly hot swimsuits. Every piece is designed to support your body so you can spend more time enjoying yourself and less time adjusting your swimsuit. EgoSwim is the place to go for swimsuits with clever cutouts. Each piece in its arsenal comes in vibrant colors with unique peek-a-boos to show off your skin. These swimsuits are ideal for getting the most tan and standing out on the beach.
Keva J founded her eponymous swimwear line,
Keva by Keva J, with the intention to bring unique swimsuits to people of different body sizes. Now, the brand has plenty of funky patterns and strappy styles to choose from to get a totally singular look.
Seamless and reversible,
Xhale Swim has perfected the high-waisted, triangle bikini. The silhouette is a timeless suit that every beach lover needs to have on hand for all their tanning needs, and Xhale Swim delivers on this look in the best way.
All of Ashanti Swimwear’s suits run in sizes XS to 4XL which makes it one of the most size-inclusive swimwear brands on our list. Not only that, but it’s having a massive sale right now so it’s the perfect time to snag some of its meaningful suits. Not only does each color and print created by the brand look gorgeous, but they also each have a specific meaning that nods to the designers’ cultures.
For an environmentally-friendly swimsuit that’s made to last you summer after summer, check out
Elicit. Each swimsuit is truly one-of-a-kind, and with the quality, you won’t have to spend a fortune every year revamping your swimwear collection. Sianmarie leaves no details unexplored and, instead, makes swimsuits that go above and beyond what you could dream of. This influencer-loved brand is sure to take your poolside Instagram posts to the next level. Koko D. Swimwear is not for the faint of heart, although everyone should feel confident enough to try it out. Its abstract prints and singular silhouettes mean you can find the perfect swimsuit for your vibe without losing out on style.
For an itty bitty suit that’ll make you feel wildly confident, look no further than
Melissa Simone. This brand looks like it was taken straight from every celebrity’s aspirational summer photos in the best way. Its micro bikinis come in a bunch of unexpected fabrics and prints that’ll inspire hundreds of Instagram posts. Mint Swim has a collection of classic styles with lux details — the ideal place to find basics that feel a touch more elevated. With lace-ups, gold notes, and even rhinestones, you can find your favorite style with a chic update here. Don't miss a thing
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