By Corinne Dorsey
In light of quarantine extending into summer, whether you live by the pool or just love relaxing in your backyard, you can never have too many swimsuits. So when it comes to building your summer wardrobe, swimwear seems to be the most essential item on the list. From print to solid colors, black-owned businesses are dominating the fashion industry and are taking summer style by storm. With designers from Nigeria to New York City, the expanse of style based on cultural elements is endless and will offer your summer wardrobe a perfect new element.
New Face Fashion Magazine has you covered with a list of 10 black-owned swimwear lines that will bring your wardrobe to life. You won’t be able to resist these unique pieces that offer a wide variety of styles, colors and silhouettes that make finding the perfect swimwear easier than ever.
Keep reading for New Face Fashion Magazine’s favorite black-owned swimwear labels.
EgoSwim is a swimsuit line crafted for the everyday confident woman and unstoppable go-getter. The brand was created by a group of friends that traveled the world together and wanted to create swimsuits that were reminiscent of their travels.
Our Favorite is Jade: this power suit channels anyone’s fierce and flawless aura when wearing the piece. The piece is currently priced at $50.
This fitness brand is truly a one-stop-shop for your summer body needs. Trish Pogue created this brand for women who are shaping their path. The brand offers fitness guides, fitness attire and swimwear.
Our Favorite is Naomi Monokini: this sexy piece comes in over nine colors. From bright yellow to vixen red, it is sure to be your next standout summer piece, and is currently priced at $139.40.
This Nigerian brand is inspired by bright colors, nature and ethnic cultural elements. The line is designed by Dumebi Iyamah, who is driven by creating authentic clothing and resort wear that marries retro and contemporary style.
Our Favorite is Yomi High Waist Bikini: this stylish sporty swimsuits offers a high neck racerback cut with sophisticated print. The look is currently priced at $193.
Misses Brie is a brand crafted for women with curves and has a plethora of items from summery dresses to swimwear. The line was created by Brielle Anyea, who is an international model, blogger and designer. Anyea wants all of her pieces to promote the inner power in her customers.
Our Favorite is Cherry Pie Bikini: this super-sexy piece is perfectly sassy with super fun details. This fit is currently priced at $99.
MBM Swim (Marcia B Maxwell) is a swimwear line that offers the perfect mix of sophistication with an elegant edge. Founded by self-taught designer Marcia Maxwell, the brand was inspired by her love for clean lines and structured silhouettes.
Our Favorite is Discovery: this stunning high-cut one-piece swimsuit is super cheeky and perfect to add to your swimsuit collection. This style is currently priced at $140.
Asherah Swimwear is an authentic swimline that is exclusively designed by Creative Director and Designer Cheryl “Cejae” Jones. The swimwear line is inspired by the feels of summer and each design is composed of one-of-a-kind prints for each collection.
Our Favorite is Siren Bikini Pink Ombre Full: this gorgeous ombre swimsuit is sure to make you stand out and has the option to purchase a matching flowy cover-up. The top is currently priced at $115 and the bottom is priced at $105.
The Keva J brand is crafted for diverse and modern women. Founder Keva J created the line to make every woman feel most comfortable in her swimwear. The line consists of unique print designs that are crafted with irresistible vibrant colors.
Our Favorite is The Kingston Mesh High Waist Two-Piece: this striking mesh piece offers an impeccable fit that is figure-flattering due to its high waisted features. This piece is currently available for $80.
This luxury brand was founded by designer Arielle Baril. All Rielli products are handcrafted and made to order, ensuring that their products fit the client perfectly. Rielli sees the beauty in unique pieces, and wants every client to feel special in her brand.
Our Favorite is Ibiza Pink: the bubblegum pink swimsuit is a playful piece to add to your collection and the perfect addition to your vacation style. The swimsuit is currently priced at $115.
Avid Swim is a New York City-based sustainable luxury swimwear brand, created by Designer Gionna Nicole. The line offers unique swimwear by adding bold graphics and creative cuts to the line. The sustainable brand makes an emphasis to work with manufacturers that sell eco-friendly fabrics and use of low-impact dyes.
Our Favorite is Amber Aviero: this tropical piece is perfect to spice up your swim collection with playful eye-catching patterns. This swimsuit is currently priced at $179.
Melissa Simone brings 1990's inspired style into a modern day swimsuit line that is dedicated to uplifting the women of today. The line is inspired by ’90s icons like Tyra Banks and features figure-flattering pieces like high-cut thongs and string back bikinis.
Our Favorite is Elle Cut-Out One Piece- Tangerine: this nostalgic vintage swimsuit is the classic addition your swimsuit collection needs. This swimsuit is priced at $180.
Corinne Dorsey is an editorial writer with a focus on black womanhood, culture, and fashion writing.