With Summer fast approaching and the potential to get back outside and hit the beach or hang out poolside, there are more reasons than ever to buy some new swimwear. It doesn’t matter if you are hitting a foreign beach or a friends backyard pool, these 12 black owned swimsuit brands have something for you. Take a look at the companies below and find styles that will have you turning heads at any beach or event. If these brands just whet your appetite, check out our directory listings here for even more companies.
With a line that starts off with more traditional looking Kente patterns, Ashanti Swimwear is more than just the basics. They feature other prints that evoke the motherland as well as a line of skin care products. They also carry cover ups and other accessories that you need for your beach trip.
Head Turning. Regal. Royal. Those terms all come to mind when taking a look at the swimwear and Resort Wear from fashion line B. Fyne. If you want to turn heads in Miami, Tulum, or any of the other hot vacation spots you’re going to be in, this black owned swimsuit brand is a great choice. “The Gram” will be in love with every shot that you get with one of their many offerings.
Sixtwentyone Swim has a line of swimsuits that are vibrant and have an art deco look to them. Their Monokini’s look great in the water or posing by the beach or at the pool so you can flick it up.
1001 Swim is a fun and youthful brand that offers the option to buy bottoms and tops separately. Their prices are pretty affordable as well. 1001 swim has a nice variety of styles and has some different color and material options compared to some of the other brands.
Anyone can unleash their inner SI Swimsuit model with Destination Swimwear. An Inclusive bathing suit company, they offer multiple cuts, colors and sizes for different body types and the sections are modeled after the feel you might get from each “Destination” on your trip.
One of the newer black owned swimsuit brands for 2021, Swim Deep by Love Bird Cee channels this founder’s love for travel and spirit of freedom and body positivity. A more boutique brand, you would be wise to pay attention to their social media for the latest drops and restocks, but you won’t pay boutique prices.
If you’re on a Girl’s Trip or out in the yard with the family, Koko D. Swimwear is a brand that has plenty of designs, options and colors. Available to capture the mood for any occasion, you can get one pieces, bikinis, and also coverups. This is a brand that has plenty of flavors for you to check out, and 2021 hasn’t even hit its stride where the latest styles get released.
Clem swimwear began in 2016 and the mission of the brand is to have swimsuits that all women can find and be comfortable in. Made in NY this black woman owned brand names it’s different styles after members of founder J’lysa Wilson’s family in order to pay homage. Check out their website and get your order in early.
Mint Swim has a bevy of options for you to choose from when you decide to hit the beach or the poolside cabana. The new year should bring even more great styles for this brand which also carries some accessories and cover ups.
ShweShwekini is a South African brand, but you can still get their swimsuits and activewear in the US and other countries. They feature simple geometric designs and offer up cuts that are a bit different, such as their inclusion of long sleeve crop tops. This is one of the few brands that also offers trunks for me, so you and your Bae can coordinate before you head out.
Curvy ladies need not feel left out. Curvy Fox carries one and two piece bathing suits as well as carrying an assortment of cover ups and even intimate apparel if you want to take the party from the beach back to the room. If some of the other black owned swimsuit brands above don’t have enough variety, then give Curvy Ladies a look.
Bikini Baddie is another great brand if you’re looking for something nice for the summer pool party season. This Black owned brand sell affordable swimsuits in a variety of sizes. They also offer multiple cuts, tops and bottoms so that you have some options to choose from.