We’ve all got a little black dress, that trusty number that always looks good no matter the occasion. Well, a little black swimsuit serves much the same purpose – simple and classic, it doesn’t draw unnecessary attention but is effortlessly elegant and never goes out of fashion.
If you’re holiday wardrobe is missing this essential item, here are six great styles to suit a range of budgets.
If you’re after a flattering cut with a little body shaping, this is a great choice. The ruched cross front enhances and disguises in equal measure while a central panel provides control for the tummy.
Buy: £55, sizes 10-20. John Lewis.
This is a super simple flattering swimsuit with a little something extra as the angular wire detailing on the bust creates an attractive neckline that draws the eye.
Buy: £55, sizes 8-14. Ted Baker.
For those looking for a supportive swimsuit for D plus cup sizes, take a look at the Panache Silhouette. It comes in a simple but stylish design to provide support up to a J cup and has the added benefit of control fabric for shaping.
Buy: £75, 32-40 D-J. Fashion World.
Seafolly’s Goddess boyleg maillot swimsuit is perfect for lovers of the retro look and those who like a swimsuit with plenty of coverage and no digging in. Stylish and comfy.
Buy: £85, sizes 8-15. House of Fraser.
This rather lovely Ella swimsuit has a sporty look with its scoop neckline and racer back straps so it’ll look good and wear well whether you’re sunbathing or swimming lengths.
Buy: £98, sizes S-XL. Beach Flamingo.
An undeniably sexy little black swimsuit with a low back and a deep plunge front, this Karla Collett0 one-piece is perfect for poolside posing.
Buy: £190, sizes 10-16. Beach Flamingo.