16 black one-piece swimsuits that can easily double as bodysuits

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The enduring appeal of a black all-in-one is in its ability to take you from beach to bar with minimal effort. Here are a few of our favourites to add to your spring and summer wardrobes.

If psychedelic swimwear and bright and bold bikinis aren’t quite to your taste, then you’ll be thrilled to learn that this spring and summer heralds the return of the classic and perennially chic black swimsuit.

As it happens, it turns out we’re all equally as obsessed with this classic look more than ever. According to the latest research from retailer New Look, Google searches for all thing’s women’s swimwear have spiked by 550% in recent months. So, is it any wonder we’re veering towards simplistic swimwear as we get ready to embrace all this sunshine has to offer?

Indeed, the appeal of a classic black swimsuit is two-fold. Here’s an all-in-one that works equally as well for a day basking in the sun as it does tucked into a slip skirt or big and baggy jeans and slightly heeled mules for happy hour cocktails. And you needn’t look far for a timeless one-piece. 

Whether you’re at the lido in London or lounging poolside in Portugal, our edit of the best black swimsuits out there will take you from beach to bar with minimal effort. You’re welcome…

  • Mango scallop-textured swimsuit

    Mango scallop-textured swimsuit

    First there were scallop-trimmed napkins. Then, it spread to every inch of our homes from pillows to throws. If you’re a fan of the interiors-turned-sartorial trend, this square neck option is a great place to start.

    Shop scallop-textured swimsuit at Mango, £35.99

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  • H&M flounced shaping swimsuit

    H&M flounced shaping swimsuit

    When you’re in the mood to wear a swimsuit with a touch of fashionable flare, look to this romantic ruffle-centric option from H&M. 

    Shop flounced shaping swimsuit at H&M, £29.99

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  • Cover Swim stretch recycled swimsuit

    Cover Swim stretch recycled swimsuit

    This zip-up style may feel like a throwback to your younger swimming days, but Cover Swim’s chic white zipper detail make this a monochrome staple you’ll want to add to your wardrobe imminently…

    Shop Cover Swim stretch recycled swimsuit at Net a Porter, £183

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  • Toast signature tube one piece

    Toast signature tube one piece

    A universally flattering style, this bandeau one piece boasts an equally as forgiving high-waist cut on the leg. 

    Shop Toast signature tube one piece at Free People, £88

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  • ASOS DESIGN Curve recycled flutter sleeve swimsuit in black

    ASOS DESIGN Curve recycled flutter sleeve swimsuit in black

    Asymmetrical, but make it pop. Made from recycled polyester as a part of ASOS’s responsible edit, this one shoulder flutter-sleeved swimsuit is the perfect piece for when you’re looking to switch from your dependable scoop neck swimsuit ever so slightly. 

    Shop ASOS DESIGN Curve recycled flutter sleeve swimsuit in black at ASOS, £26

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  • Arket asymmetrical swimsuit

    Arket asymmetrical swimsuit

    On the flipside, if you swear by a one shoulder swimsuit, this Arket piece will become your favourite go-to.

    Shop asymmetrical swimsuit at Arket, £45

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  • The Attico halterneck racerback ribbed swimsuit

    The Attico halterneck racerback ribbed swimsuit

    The racerback style has become popularised in recent years with a slew of crop tops in varying colourways and textures making us love it all the more, so why not bring it into your swimwear collection with this ribbed racerback piece? 

    Shop The Attico halterneck racerback ribbed swimsuit at Matches Fashion, £87

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  • Ganni smiley one piece swimsuit

    Ganni smiley one piece swimsuit

    Ganni. A brand we all know and love brings us a swimsuit equally as joyful, shown perfectly, by its iconic multi-coloured smiley face printed on top. 


    Shop smiley one piece swimsuit at Ganni, £145

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  • Panache Anya Riva balconette swimsuit

    Panache Anya Riva balconnet swimsuit

    Always a flattering style, this balconette swimsuit is a slightly more glamourised version of our beloved one piece, thanks to its double-bar gold embellishing on the straps.

    Shop Panache Anya Riva balconette swimsuit at John Lewis, £54

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  • Calvin Klein plus size swimsuit

    Calvin Klein plus size swimsuit

    Scooped neckline? Check. Low cut back? Check. Chic Calvin Klein branding? Check. This is a failsafe one piece that never fails to impress.

    Shop plus size swimsuit at Calvin Klein, £75

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  • Rielli Mojave cutout swimsuit

    Rielli Mojave cutout swimsuit

    Rielli is the swimwear world’s best kept secret. Its boundary-pushing and slinky, yet comfortable, beach-ready pieces promise a seriously stylish swimwear upgrade.

    Shop Rielli Mojave cutout swimsuit at Browns Fashion, £130

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  • Jade Swim Apex one-shoulder swimsuit

    Jade Swim Apex one-shoulder swimsuit

    With a smart minimal one-shoulder, this all-in-one courtesy of Jade Swim is a no-brainer. Pair with wide-legged jeans and wedged espadrilles for summertime style win, or under a baggy shirt for a mooch to the beach.

    Shop Jade Swim Apex one-shoulder swimsuit at MatchesFashion, £155

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  • & Other Stories plunging neckline swimsuit

    & Other Stories plunging neckline swimsuit

    Nothing says spring style quite like a plunging neckline and layered gold jewellery, which is precisely the plan with this black swimsuit.

    Shop plunging neckline swimsuit at & Other Stories, £55

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  • Good American Always Fit black one-piece

    Good American Always Fit black one-piece

    Crafted from a sumptuous seersucker material, this strappy swimsuit courtesy of Khloe Kardashian’s co-founded brand Good American, is as good as they come. Pair with denim shorts for an effortless look. 

    Shop Always Fit black one-piece at Good American, £68

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  • Maiyo Acacia swimsuit

    Maiyo Acacia swimsuit

    Nothing even comes close to a sparkling swimsuit that twinkles under the glitter of the sun, and this black Maiyo one-piece is proof. Style with a chain belt à la the brand, or just throw on and go!

    Shop Acacia swimsuit at Maiyo, £95

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  • Asos Design Curve crinkle square neck swimsuit

    Asos Design Curve crinkle square neck swimsuit

    A square neckline is the one your go-to spring ‘do has been crying out for. Simply pile your hair on top of your head and get out in the sun.

    Shop Asos Design Curve crinkle square neck swimsuit, £26

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