Despite these occasional rain showers, everyone’s excited it’s officially summertime. It’s officially time for vacations to tropical islands, watching the sunset on the beach, and outdoor fun festivities. Now envision yourself drinking a mimosa or ice-cold margarita at a pool party or a sandy beach. What are you wearing?
Looking to spice up your wardrobe and stand out this summer?
Here are 13 Black-owned swimwear brands to rock this summer.
Featured on Fashion Bomb Daily, this Nigerian brand is selling ethnicity with a twist. They feature a combination of bold African prints, creative designs and are flattering styles suitable for any size.
Model turned designer Cheryl Cejae Jones exudes confidence and appreciation for women’s naturally curvy bodies with Asherah Swimwear. Bikinis, one-pieces, matching headpieces, shawls, and other items are also developed by Jones with a signature gold emblem hand sew on.
23-year-old designer Yasmeen Opare wanted to tell the story of the Ashanti Kingdom through African printed swimwear with Akan traditional names.
“Our culture is very inclusive – we welcome people into our culture and love to embrace those who want to learn and that is exactly what I wanted to do with this line,” she said.
Designer Gionna Nichole sold out her entire collection in the first four months after launching and this luxury swimwear brand had made it to Fashion Week twice. I love the variety of cutouts, simple lining, abstract patterns, and let’s not forget there’s something for the men too.
You’ve seen celebs like Karruche and Draya Michele flaunting their stunning bods in BFyne Swimwear by Nigerian-American designer, Buki Ade. These gorgeous beauties stray away from traditional styles in their eccentric colorful prints, daring cutouts, and tribal pattern swimwear.
This contemporary Senegalese brand has become a global success with a numerical twist, using African colors and patterns using mathematical concepts and algorithms. Designer and mathematician Diarra Bousso is also an advocate for African cultural legacy.
Koko D. Swimwear channels that inner self who takes risks and live life to the fullest. Featuring vibrant colors and abstract designs, Koko D pulls from designer Tamara Cummings’ Caribbean heritage for a lively, glamorous, and unforgettable swimwear.
This luxury brand has everything you need for a fashionable beach vacation. Cop unique high-end swimwear and sophisticated resort looks like jumpsuits, crop tops, dresses, and pants.
Created with design, comfort, and femininity in mind by rising entrepreneur Briana Wilson, who prides herself on making black women feel sexy no matter what size. brand. “It’s time for black women to be appreciated,” she told the Fader.
Your favorite Nakimuli bathing suits are back in stock in funky colors, styles and shapes made for forward-thinking women who promote self-love.
This award-winning African fashion brand is known for its bold, fearless patterns. Look fabulous in one of their high waisted bathing suits with matching headpieces.
You might start a Riot on the beach in this swimwear line. Their most recent #RelaxitsJustAss Collection is a jaw-dropper itself with solid colors and unconventional cut-outs.
Each swimsuit is completely reversible due to the double lining. XhaleSwim focuses on emphasizing a women’s hip and slimming her waist with high waist bottoms for a sleek silhouette look.