9 Bomb-Ass Swimwear Lines Designed By Black Women

Get into this summer’s hottest swimsuits.

05/17/2016 01:24 pm ET
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    Taryn Finley Black Voices Associate Editor, The Huffington Post

Fantastic news: Summer is right around the corner!

If you’re lucky, that means a slew of pool party invites, vacation plans or maybe even lazy evenings in a jacuzzi while sipping on a mojito. Perhaps, even a watergun fight, too?

Regardless of your summer plans, you probably want to look fly and fabulous while soaking up the sun. So why not plan your slayage early and support a black-owned business at the same damn time?

We’ve rounded up nine of this summer’s most stylish swimwear lines owned by black women that will have your homegirls asking where you found your suit.

Heat things up this summer with a swimsuit from one of these bomb-ass designers.

  • Andrea Iyamah Swim
     
Andrea Iyamah Swimwear is begging for you to frolic beachside in its vibrant prints and elegant designs. 

Buy it here.
  • GabiFresh
     
Blogger GabiFresh helped redefine the idea of being “bikini-ready” with this body-positive line. Ranging from sizes 12 to 24, these swimsuits are bold, sexy and fabulous.

Buy it here.
  • Asherah Swimwear
     
Created by model Cheryl Jones, Asherah Swimwear has the confident and artful pieces your vacation deserves. Become the Goddess of the Sea in one of these gorgeous suits.  

Buy it here.
  • Red Star Collection
     
This line creates unique, handmade swimsuits with Kente, Ankara and dashiki fabrics. Red Star even has matching mommy-and-me swimwear for poolside time with your mini me.

Buy it here.
  • Mint Swim
     
Created by reality star DrayaMichelle, Mint Swim’s sophisticated suits are modern, sexy and stylish. It’s perfect for tapping into your inner-Instagram model while on vacay.

Buy it here.
  • Allusions by A.Lekay Swimwear
     
Specializing in high-waisted swimwear, Altrichia Cook created this line because she wanted to cover up her stomach after giving birth to her first child. But don’t mistake this line as something that’s exclusively for moms because it’s for any woman looking to feel confident and empowered, Cooks told Cosmopolitan. Even Nicki Minaj sported this swimwear last year. 

Buy it here.
  • Rue 107
     
Founded by New York City designer Marie Jean-Baptiste, Rue 107 creates bright, fun suits with more than enough personality to turn heads at the beach.

Buy it here.
  • NAKIMULI
     
NAKIMULI swimwear is full of spunk and attitude. The beautiful designs are guaranteed to command any pool party.

Buy it here.
  • Monif C
     
Monif C is a plus-sized shop based in New York. Its swimwear line, Sea by Monif C, comes in a variety of gorgeous one-piece and two-piece sets. 
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