Best Black Bikinis: From Triangles to Halter-Necks, Our Editor Selects the Most Flattering
Posted on April 10 2017
The best black bikinis come in all silhouettes, finishes and sizes. It's all about finding the right one for you—which can seem daunting, we know. That's what it's endlessly helpful pre-holiday season to go through our edit of the best, dependent on your size, shape and budget. Our Co-founder Lily Russo has taken all of the following bikinis out for a spin and can give you the full lowdown on what is so special about each one. It's the holy grail of swimwear, and you're about to find it.
1. Best Black Bikini To Enhance Busts
"Wearing a frill top bikini is the easiest way to give the illusion of a larger bust. This black off-the-shoulder bikini from Eberjey is the shape of the summer and can be worn with a high-waisted skirt to take you from beach to bar too." says Lily.
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2. Best Black Bikini For Flat Chests
"The Eighties favourite is back! This Hunza G bandeau bikini is made of a unique super stretchy fabric, so although it only comes in one size it fits from a UK size 6 up to a UK 12. The bikini top doesn't have a lot of support which is why it is perfect for ladies blessed with a small bust. This is possibly one of the comfiest bikinis you will ever wear" says Lily.
Shop our top best black bikini pick for flat chests:
Hunza G Black Bandeau Bikini (£105).
3. Best Black Bikini For Wide Hips
"This Mara Hoffman bikini comes with contrasting top and bottoms. If you are pear shaped and have a wider bottom than top half, wearing a brighter bikini top will help to balance you out. The low-cut hipster and simple scooped shape of the pants are also perfect for wider hips. " says Lily.
Shop our top best black bikini pick for wide hips:
Mara Hoffman Black Polka Dot Bikini (£315).
4. Best Black Bikini For Minimum Tan Lines
"If you are looking to minimise your tan lines and white patches, then I recommend wearing this bikini at the start of the holiday. Once you have a good base to our sun tan you can wear bikinis with slightly more coverage. The Reina Olga Scrunchie bikini may look skimpy but don't be fooled, founder Guia Cleps spent months refining the cut to make it uber flattering - in fact, the scrunchie side detailing is what ensures it doesn't dig in." says Lily.
Shop our top best black bikini pick for minimum tan lines:
Reina Olga Black Scrunchie Bikini (£110).
5. Best Black Bikini For Smoothing Tummies
"High waisted retro-inspired bikinis like this black halterneck style are not only super chic but perfect for ladies who have just had a baby and are self-conscious of their post-baby body. Not everyone feels confident enough to hit the beach in their pre-baby bikini but that doesnt mean you have to compromise on style. This high-waisted style from Norma Kamali sits just above your belly buttom, and is amazing for holding you in and smoothing any bumpy bits." says Lily.
Shop our top best black bikini pick for smoothing your tummy:
Norma Kamali Black High-waisted Bikini (£195) WAS £350.
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