Like a black t-shirt, sweater or pair of jeans, a black bikini is essential to any well-rounded wardrobe. Whether you’re a West Coast native who spends hours on the beach or just someone who plans to jet off on a weekend getaway this spring, without a black bikini in tow, your swimsuit collection is hardly complete. Now, we love a trendy one-piece or animal print set as much as anyone, but when it comes to the basics, nothing competes with a black bikini.
Of course, selecting that one perfect go-to isn’t always as clear as black and
white black. So, to help get you started, we rounded up 15 black bikini sets that are sure to steer your swimsuit collection in the right direction. From bandeaus to bra tops, high-waisted bottoms to barely-there string styles, there’s a black bikini in the mix ahead that's sure to be a mainstay in your warm-weather wardrobe for many years to come.