5 Sexy Swimwear Lines That Are Black Owned

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 06/09/2015 | 02:05 PM EDT

Hey Sisters, these brands are 'designed' for you!

The first official day of summer (June 21) is almost here, so that means if you haven’t purchased your best swimsuit yet, you need to get on it. From bikinis, to tankinis to sexy one-pieces, women of all shapes and sizes are ready to show off at the beach and sip well by the pool. 

Take a dip into the fresh waters with a your pick at these Black owned swimwear brands, and get ready to turn heads…for real.


Style: Sexy plus size, curvy girl friendly with bold colors

Price: $52-$130

The curvy girl’s eclectic dream swimwear line has arrived. Nakimuli is one of those designers that gets exactly how to place print on curves and make it look all types of yummy. Funkadelic colors rule the collection and pop on deep dark skin. 


Zubaida Zang

Style: Sexy, prints and bold colors

Price: $80-$150

Zubaida Zang’s collection of swimwear is really sexy, without baring the most. High cut one pieces in forest greens and goldish yellow are accompanied by a one-strap top. Her signature halter two-piece is a racer back, strappy ensemble paired with mid-high waisted bottoms that elongate the legs, and take attention off of a little tummy one may be hiding. Overall, you’re looking to get a bang for your buck with these carefully designed pieces.



Style: Playful and sexy with candy inspired colors

Price: $40-$65

Girls just wanna have fun, and that’s what you’ll be saying in Rue107’s playful, candy inspired swim collection. Another designer who knows how to dress plus size women and curvy girls just right, the collection consists of high waisted two pieces, chic one-pieces and standout number, like the Watermelon Wrap Bikini.


Monif C.

Style: Contemporary, classic with a bold color scheme

Price: $40-$110

We all know Monif C. She’s pretty much one of the well-known pioneers in the plus size fashion game. So, there’s no wonder that she brings her “A” game to the swimwear world. Providing a variety of classic designs, such as the high waisted bottom, cutout one piece and the pin-up halter, plus size women are sure to find their best bathing suit from this collection.


Andrea Iyamah

Style: Uber sexy and sporty with a bright color palette

Price: $95-$150

Created for the woman unafraid to show a lot of skin, Andrea Iyamah created provocative, sporty swimwear. From high cut bikini bottoms and tops that show off cleavage to Aztec prints and one-pieces that offer major “side boob”, her collection is very much for the daring woman.


(Photos from Left: Andrea Ayamah,  Monif C., Rue 107)

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