June 03, 2021 4 min read

Have a black one piece swimsuit, but unsure how to style it? Curvy Swimwear has the perfect tips for you from season to season.

Just like the LBD - Little Black Dress - a black one-piece swimsuit is a summer wardrobe staple. Everyone looks chic and glamorous in a well fitting, stylish black one piece and they can be easily styled for different occasions to suit your needs and fashion taste. 

Make your swimsuit work for you by styling it up for the beach, bar and beyond. The options are endless, but here we have made a few suggestions to make the most of your black one piece bathers. 

For a Beachy Look

Sun, Surf and Sand

There's no need to sacrifice style for practicality when dressing for the beach. You can still look fabulous while considering the sun, sand and surf. Cut to the chase with sun protection by choosing a sleeved black one piece with full back coverage and zip up front.

For a sporty look, team these with a well cut pair of boardshorts or a boyleg pant and you're set for long hours in the sun and surf. 

plus size black one piece

Luxe Sport Chlorine Resistant Long Sleeve One Piece

When You're Feeling Lazy

Lazy Days at the Beach 

Sarongs are an ideal beach cover up as they can be worn many ways and also used as a lightweight beach blanket for baking in the sun. Pair them with a figure hugging black bandeau one piece with removeable straps to prevent tan lines. 

Don't forget to add a hat for sun protection. You can opt for a wide brimmed straw hat or choose a matching bucket hat that can be worn in the water. 

how to style black one piece

Black Twist Front Bandeau One Piece

Wanting a Glamorous Look

You can wear anything when lounging poolside at home, but when you're treating yourself to time at a resort or swimming laps at your local aquatic centre, your swimsuit choice is important. To prolong the life of your black one piece, be sure to choose one made from chlorine resistant fabric

For curve hugging glamour, choose a crossover style, ideal for lounging by the hotel pool in style. Throw on a lightweight, oversized kaftan for making your way between your room and the pool.

versatile flattering black one piece

Luxe Sport Chlorine Resistant Crossover One Piece

Wanting To Look and Feel Functional

Activewear in the Water

Regular swimsuit fabric cannot withstand the chlorine, heat and chemicals in public pools, so choosing a pool proof pair is a must.

Lap swimmers will love a more athletic style that can be zipped up, keeping everything in place while you're active in the water. A mesh cover up or protective rash vest, made to get wet, will be your ideal cover up options for moving between the pool and changeroom. 

black on piece plus size swim

Luxe Sport Zip Up Sleeveless One Piece

For Everyday Style

One of our most loved looks has got to be effortless day dressing with our favourite denim pieces. Keep the bodysuit look going by pairing your one piece with high waisted jeans or cut off denim shorts.

Complete your everyday look with a cool pair of canvas sneakers and a short kimono for simple summer style. We love to pair our tie front one piece with a cute cap sleeve with our fave denim. 

black piece casual swimwear

Black Tie Front Short Sleeve One Piece

For A Sunday Sesh at the Bar

Go from the beach to the bar with effortless style by pairing your black one piece with a comfortable dress you can just throw on and go. Cocoon style dresses can easily be worn as a beach cover up, then dressed up for cocktails with some simple accessories. 

Instantly transform your poolside look by adding a and a gorgeous pair of wedges to take your resort style to the next level. A beautiful beach bag won't look out of place at your local cocktail bar, so you can keep the party going from day to night.

Simply slick back your wet hair in a low bun, add a little mascara and a tinted lip balm, and you're all set for cocktail hour. 

layered black one piece

Blue Full Moon Kaftan, Natural Stripe Bag and White Cotton Sarong

When You're Going Out for Dinner

There doesn't need to be water nearby to wear your black one piece. Bodysuits have made a comeback in the world of fashion and we love transforming our bathers into stylish tops worn with floor sweeping maxi skirts or flowing wide leg pants.

Throw a kimono around your shoulders or even a tailored jacket to instantly dress up your black one piece for a night out. 

A bold lip and your favourite heels will add any much needed glamour to your evening look. No one will question that you're wearing swimwear to dinner when you style it well.

Our favourite black one piece styles include lace up, flouncy and criss cross

plus size model wearing one piece

Black Lace Up One Piece


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