23 Black-Owned Swimwear Brands to Shop Riiiiiiight Now

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Diarrablu

Nia Swimsuit – Abstract Rose

Nia Swimsuit - Abstract Rose

Diarrablu

Nia Swimsuit – Abstract Rose

Count on Diarrablu to serve you ethereal vibes, striking prints, and intricate cut-outs e-v-e-r-y-t-i-m-e. With silhouettes up to 3X, the line was founded by dreamer Diarra Bousso with the goal of reducing waste.

Amini Swim

Amore Top – Dragn Fruit

Amore Top - Dragn Fruit

Amini Swim

Amore Top – Dragn Fruit

“Amini” means “belief” in Swahili. Childhood besties Cierra Porter and Aubrey Maggard designed bikinis from their own homes and have since then expanded to a lifestyle brand and community. One thing that has remained the same: The goal of loving people and the planet.

RJ Swim

Stella Mini Skirt – Pink/Orange

Stella Mini Skirt - Pink/Orange

RJ Swim

Stella Mini Skirt – Pink/Orange

Now 40% Off

If you’re looking for super-affordable, bright pieces to pack for your next beach day, RJ Swim is right up your alley. The Brooklyn-based brand offers made-to-order collections featuring drawstring sets and cover-up skirts in fun colors.

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Wanna hit the beach or lounge poolside while flexin’ like Alicia Keys or Taraji P. Henson? Then you need to head to Bfyne and add to cart ASAP. In 2013, the modern brand was founded by Nigerian-American fashion designer Buki Ade and is known for eclectic and tribal-inspired hand-sewn suits.

SXA’s founder, Sarah Alexis, set out to create gorge swimwear that feels luxurious to wear. The Haitian-American queen spent most of her childhood in the Caribbean, and the ocean was major inspo for the label’s colorful, cute suits and resort lewks. Plus, a portion of every purchase goes to the Black Women’s Agenda, an org all bout advancing and guarding the rights of Black women. Talk about Black girl magic.

Riot Swim

Maddox One Piece-Coconut

Maddox One Piece-Coconut

Riot Swim

Maddox One Piece-Coconut

Riot Swim offers minimalistic pieces that’ll mentally transport you into a tropical island somewhere far, far away. This one-piece is a bestseller, with hundreds of customers gushing over it in the comments, like this rave review: “My God, this is the most wonderful swimsuit I have ever been in and I live in swim attire. Never going back!”

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Matte Collection

Dyonisios Cover Up Dress – Le Blanc

Dyonisios Cover Up Dress - Le Blanc

Matte Collection

Dyonisios Cover Up Dress – Le Blanc

Matte collection is a celeb fave (Jordyn Woods and Lori Harvey are just some of its customers, fyi)! They’re always working with the coolest endorsers, and you can easily see why it’s so popular with its luxe-looking yet inexpensive designs. One reviewer shared this about the Simon set: “I’m petite so it’s always hard to find swimsuits. However, these swimsuits have changed the game for me! I ordered this swimsuit in my first order and haven’t stopped since lol. The one pieces own my heart ❤️.”

The Miami-based brand was founded in 2019, and it has colorful smocked pieces that stand out whether you’re in the water or just staying on the shore.

Melissa Simone

Underwire Bandeau Bikini Top in Metallic Silver

Underwire Bandeau Bikini Top in Metallic Silver

Melissa Simone

Underwire Bandeau Bikini Top in Metallic Silver

If standing out is your vibe, you’ll be obsessed with all the metallic and highlighter-colored pieces at Melissa Simone. The LA based swim and resort brand will take you back to the ’90s in no time—just check out the high cuts and string bikinis.

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Dos Swim

Romy One Piece – Lava

Romy One Piece - Lava

Dos Swim

Romy One Piece – Lava

Created by Shay Johnson and Paula Hess, this New York City-based brand makes limited production runs of its suits and uses deadstock material to give pieces that special vintage feel.

IconSwim

Hayley Skirt Grape

Hayley Skirt Grape

IconSwim

Hayley Skirt Grape

The designs from IconSwim are both unique and affordable, so you don’t have to empty out your wallet to get yourself an eye-catching bikini. Plus, it has an endless array of options like cover-ups and accessories for the perfect beach day.

Created by a group of friends who shared their love of travel and cute swimwear, this site offers colorful designs featuring details like cutouts, ties, one-shoulder silhouettes, and more.

A reviewer says this about the Rocsi suit: “Great fit and quality! Excellent customer service! Needless to say, I will be buying more swimsuits from this company!”

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Asherah Swimwear

Sirona Silver Bikini (Thong)

Sirona Silver Bikini (Thong)

Asherah Swimwear

Sirona Silver Bikini (Thong)

Now 55% Off

Asherah Swimwear is for the goddesses in all of us. Seriously, this ‘kini is part of its “goddess” collection, so it’s the truth! Step into summer with one of these gold-accented designs.

Cut-outs!!! MBM Swim will get you right with the boldest suits that you won’t find anywhere else. Self-taught designer, Marcis B Maxwell, shows her love for clean lines and fun elements v clearly through every drop and I’m here for it.

Xhale Swim

Xhale in Santorini

Xhale in Santorini

Xhale Swim

Xhale in Santorini

Xhale Swim, founded by Jessica Wong, offers handmade pieces to wear for any beach or poolside plans. Also, most of its swimwear is reversible, so you’re really getting a two-in-one deal when you shop here!

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Each of Jade’s minimal styles has at least one interesting cut to it that sets it apart from other swimsuits you typically find. But even more impressive is its commitment to sustainability; the brand uses recycled materials, biodegradable packaging, and eco-friendly dyes.

Joues de Sable

X REVOLVE Emmy Bikini Top

X REVOLVE Emmy Bikini Top

Joues de Sable

X REVOLVE Emmy Bikini Top

The name means “sandy cheeks” in French (how cute?!). Designed by SoCal native Dominique Celine, you’ll find tons of alluring yet sustainable options with this label, like this asymmetrically cut-out two-piece.

A reviewer raved about the Emmy bikini top: “OBSESSED WITH THIS TOP! I am a DDD and it fits perfectly, it’s so sexy and fits so beautifully! My favorite top for sure.”

Reign Studio

Rosa Fuller Bust Bikini Top

Rosa Fuller Bust Bikini Top

Reign Studio

Rosa Fuller Bust Bikini Top

Now 25% Off

Reign Studio was specifically designed for women with larger busts. The U.K. cup sizing (just make sure you convert to U.S. sizing beforehand!) goes from F-KK and the dress sizing ranges from 8-18.

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Actress and entrepreneur Draya Michele is the mastermind behind this brand that’s taking over Instagram. You’ll find plenty of strappy, printed bikinis and one-pieces on the site, so you won’t have any trouble finding one that speaks to you.

Andrea Iyamah

Gada Bikini Top

Gada Bikini Top

Andrea Iyamah

Gada Bikini Top

Rich and bold in both color and cut, Andrea Iyamah celebrates her Nigerian culture through her standout designs. I mean, the thick braided straps make this two-piece piece anything but basic.

Headshot of Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien

Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien is the fashion editor at Cosmopolitan, writing weighty and witty stories that run the gamut of gushing over Zendaya to convincing you of everything you need in your closet! She began her journey in the industry with a fashion and faith blog and an internship at Elle.com almost 10 years ago. Since then, she’s also served as the style editor at The Haitian Times. The Haitian-American pageant queen is a Syracuse Masters graduate and the author of two books, including: Claim Your Crown. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @iamtarahlynn

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