Sometimes you go to the pool to cool off, and others times you go to the pool to show-off. Devotees of the all-black swimsuit won’t even consider any other colors or heaven forbid, patterns. Just like the little black dress, there is a lot to love about an all-black swimsuit, regardless of whether it’s a one-piece or a bikini.

Lipstick and Nailpolish

The style of course needs to suit the wearer, but the color itself, black, looks fabulous on absolutely everyone. With a few exceptions, you can always count on a black swimsuit to provide you with a sophisticated, sleek and classic look. With the right accessories, you can amp or should we say, vamp, up the look considerably, guarantee that you will be noticed.


Head scarves are currently having a major fashion resurgence, whether it’s the old is new again, classic bandanna or a Grace Kelly style silk scarf. Pairing a black swimsuit with a scarf, lipstick, and mani-pedi all in red, along with maximum make-up, will provide you with a head-turning look that is practically on par with your sexiest evening outfit. No need to worry about waterproof mascara and eyeliner because immersing yourself underwater would defeat the purpose of this entire exercise. Finish your look off with a standout piece of jewelry, like a statement necklace and a bangle or two and you are ready to make a splash. Finally of course, there are sunglasses. Finally of course, there are sunglasses. Never forget the style power and sun ray protection of a great pair of sunglasses!

“Women think about all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all.” ~Coco Chanel

Photography: Emily Hill/ MakeUp: Karl Sanchez