Lady in black

It’s the oldest fashion trick in the book; black can help give you a more svelte appearance and flatter in all the right places. This classic hue is therefore the ultimate colour when choosing your swimwear and baring all on the beach. Swimsuits with in-built control, bikinis in plus size cups and a host of on-trend styles – it’s time to get holiday ready.

Adding a bold colour to a black base really makes it pop, while teaming black with a white pattern gives a beautifully classic monochrome effect. So if you want the svelte effect of black, but with a bit of summer brightness, one of these patterned swimsuits and bikinis is the way to go…

Beachwear is the perfect throw-on when on sandy shores or poolside, but black cover ups are the perfect way to go from daytime to evening drinks without any effort, for a beach chic look in one easy step. Whether you prefer a kaftan, playsuit or sundress, we’ve got something for every style.

Laura Barrett

Having styled for celebrity magazine shoots and written for many lifestyle brands, Figleaves Content Editor Laura Barrett is on hand to offer fashion news, style inspiration, trend updates and collection reviews.