We've got black one-piece swimsuits on the brain. While we won't be traveling too far afield this summer, we'll still be seeking out nearby sun and sand where we can find it. So, as we plan out the
bathing-suit shopping required to address our winter-induced vitamin D deficiencies, a little black one-piece is at the top of the list.
Much like the reliable LBD, the LBOP is more than equipped to be your go-to swimwear essential: it's simple, flattering, and easy to wear. To spare you from the nightmare of online shopper's remorse, we scoured the internet using the
consumer-comment section to find the best swimsuit bets.
Ahead, nothing less than the top-vetted styles worth suiting up in for your next sunshine-soaked occasion.
Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. The Wraparound Look
Think classic DVF, but for swimwear. Aerie's take on the wrap dress trend for bathing suits looks good, feels good, and comes with removable pads so you can wear it exactly as desired.
4.4 out of 5 stars; 308 reviews on
Aerie What They're Saying:
"This suit is perfect for the person looking to have the look of a 2 piece but coverage of a full suit. I’m normally a medium. 34DD top. This can be tightened to support or loosened. Highly recommend." — Bels, Aerie reviewer
Wrap One Piece Swimsuit,
$49.95 $29.97 Buy The Compliment Magnet
You can't go through the pages upon pages of glowing reviews for this one-shoulder number without seeing the word "compliment" mentioned over and over again. Not only does the sleek style attract positive attention but it also offers an effortless fit that's easy to move around in.
4.4 out of 5 stars; 1,482 reviews on
Summersalt What They're Saying:
“Fits amazing, great quality and looks so good! Wore it for a girls' trip in Hawaii and I had strangers stop me to tell me how they had seen the suit online and thought it looked amazing on me!” — Disha M., Summersalt reviewer
The Sidestroke, $95.00
Buy The Subtle-But-Sultry Suit
This Ralph Lauren number might look sweet and straightforward, but a deep ruffled V necklace and slight shirring give this suit a super-flattering, va-va-voom quality.
4.5 out of 5 stars; 194 reviews on
Bloomingdales.com What They’re Saying:
“This suit actually makes me feel good in my skin. It has compression at the tummy area, but not so much that I feel confined. It is comfortable and I have worn the suit for hours on end, all the way through dinner time with no problems. It provides great coverage so I feel confident playing in the sand and pool with my kids. And best of all, there is a ruffle along the bust, which provides a nice detail to sort of camouflage my smaller bust.” — SwimmingMum, Bloomingdale’s reviewer
Beach Ruffled One Piece Swimsuit, $124.00
Buy The Deep V
Customers love the way this suit hugs their curves thanks to its Slim Fix mesh lining made to contour your body. Plus, the multiway straps can be adjusted for the perfect fit so you'll really feel as good as you look.
4.4 out of 5 stars; 418 reviews on Torrid
What They're Saying:
"Love this suit. I'm 5'6", 370 lbs and it fits perfectly. Very comfy, doesn't ride up and the plunging neckline is sexy. I would highly recommend it." — Jenny 77, Torrid reviewer
Black Lattice Ruched Swimsuit,
$89.50 $44.75 Buy The Silhouette Shaper
With allover slimming technology, this one-piece accentuates your natural shape without any uncomfortable panels or wires. Its exclusive Miratex® fabric is designed to firm, hold, and form your frame without being suffocating.
4 out of 5 stars; 98 reviews on
Macy’s.com What They’re Saying:
“I have many Miraclesuits and this is the most flattering of all! I wear a size 12 everything and the size 12 is just great for me being curvy (doesn't ride up in the rear). Even if I was a bit larger in the bust it would fit. I bought this style several years ago elsewhere and loved it. I was so happy to see it again that I bought 3 more colors! I wash by hand in the sink and they last for years!” — Anonymous Macys.com reviewer
Illusionist Crossover One-Piece Swimsuit, $162.00
Buy The Off-The-Shoulder Style
Thanks to its sweet ruffled trim detail, this suit accents the front neckline in a subtle and stylish way. Plus, you have the option to remove its contour pads depending on the shape and support that suits you best.
4.6 out of 5 stars; 55 reviews on
Nordstrom What They're Saying
: "Love it — it fits perfectly. I also wear it with cut off jean shorts to make it look like a blouse — perfect for summer and tropical vacations." — RLBH, Nordstrom reviewer
Off the Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit,
$142.00 $85.20 Buy The Halter Style
This 70s-inspired neckline is a crucial component of every woman’s swimwear wardrobe — especially for those avoiding pesky shoulder tan lines. Reviewers praised the cool details and flattering lines on this affordable bathing tog.
4.2 out of 5 stars; 15 reviews on
Kohls.com What They’re Saying:
“Being a daily swimmer I am very selective when it comes to my swimwear. It has to meet very specific criteria and this one met them all! The halter makes for a very comfortable swim as well as accents your upper body. The keyhole just puts the perfect touch to create a lovely look. Being a one-piece allows for better sun coverage as well as helps to create a sleek appearance. I like the fact that the legs holes are a little higher which not only allows for a better swim but defines your legs. Really a wonderful swimsuit!” — Jillie, Kohl’s reviewer
Keyhole Halter One-Piece Swimsuit,
$50.00 $39.99 Buy The High-Cut Style
It's no coincidence that this '90s-inspired, scoop-neck style had its own viral moment on Amazon. Its exaggerated arm and leg openings add a touch of glam while the wide straps and durable lining keep you secure.
4.3 out of 5 stars; 229 reviews on
Amazon What They're Saying:
"Bae watch! This swimsuit is totally retro and very well constructed. It holds you in and fits true to size. I have thick thighs so a little nervous about how high cut it is, but will make it work!" — NJ, Amazon reviewer
90s Trend One Piece Swimsuit, $26.99
Buy The Statement Piece
A statement-making neckline ruffle and beaded details make this sleek one-piece a stylish choice, while underwire and removable cups offer plenty of support for fuller busts.
4.5 out of 5 stars, 8 reviews on
Dillards.com What They’re Saying:
“Adorable suit with cute touches on the straps with the beads. Great for big-chested gals like me.” — Glenda, Dillards reviewer
Isabel Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit, $166.00
Buy The Sexy Sleeper
A full-coverage option that supports and flatters while strategically showing a little skin, this plus-size option has racked up accolades for its streamlined, sexy silhouette.
4.3 out of 5 stars, 736 reviews on Amazon.com
What They’re Saying:
“I LOVE this bathing suit. Modest but sexy and well made. Not too thick or bulky like a lot of plus size swimwear. I have a VERY large chest but smaller on the bottom and it fit my ‘girls’ perfectly! I think I might order another color/pattern right now! Very happy with this purchase!” — Tiffany, Amazon reviewer
Cutout One Piece, $28.99
Buy The Style That Supports Your Assets
The sexy silhouette of this one-piece is designed to flatter your figure and support your assets. The straps are adjustable and there are built-in soft cups that cover and boost just the right amount.
4.4 out of 5 stars and 654 reviews on
Swimsuits For All What They’re Saying:
“This suit is exceptionally flattering to my body type. I’m very curvy with hips that don’t lie... and the booty to match. I feel secure, sexy, and confident in this. The ruching helps to hide any perceived flaws and the suit doesn’t cut into me at all. I look forward to trying other suits from this site.” — Mara J., Swimsuits For All reviewer
Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All
Boss Black Swimsuit,
$128.00 $90.00 Buy The Hidden Gem
You know you’ve found a winner when your swimsuit manages to be both sexy
supportive. The high-neck design of this Amazon find features a padded push-up bra and neck hook closure for shaping and support while its see-through mesh style and plunging back design add a flirty touch.
4.5 out of 5 stars; 6,364 reviews on
Amazon What They’re Saying:
"I ordered this hesitantly. I hate buying swimsuits online. This was a great surprise! It looks great on and is super comfortable... This from someone who tries on 20 suits a year, has a mini break down, then settles on one. Lol. I am 5'4" with [an athletic, curvy build], so it's hard finding things that are flattering." — ANRamsey, Amazon reviewer
One Piece Mesh Swimsuit, $27.99
Buy The Barely-There Style
You won't just walk in this swimsuit — you’ll strut. Every inch of this suit is dramatic and elongates all of your limbs.
4.3 out of 5 stars; 66 reviews on
Revolve.com What They’re Saying:
“This item is just amazing, you feel like a star!” — Silvia, Revolve reviewer
One Piece In Black, $150.00
Buy The Affordable Option
If you’re a fan of the one-shoulder top, why not try out the trend for your swimwear? The stylish asymmetric neckline of this under-$30 option looks sophisticated (read: expensive) while the ruffled trim adds a flirty touch.
4.5 out of 5 stars; 2,134 reviews on
Amazon.com What They’re Saying:
“This is so cute. I’m actually kind of excited to wear a swimsuit, which is not something I normally say. It’s so hard to find a swimsuit that supports and covers my chest but is still stylish, but this does just that!” - Meagan, Amazon reviewer
One Shoulder Asymmetric Ruffle Monokini, $29.99
Buy The Athletic Option
If you're an active swimmer and need a little black swimsuit that can keep up, consider this athletic option featuring secure straps and a classic cut. The long-lasting, chlorine-resistant material makes this a stylishly durable choice.
4.5 out of 5 stars; 209 reviews on
Swimoutlet.com What They’re Saying: "
I like this suit a lot. It has great support and doesn't ride up in the back or front. I swim lots of laps on most days, so it has stood the test of my swim workouts!" - Ellen D., Swim Outlet reviewer
Solid Maxfit Swimsuit, $59.99