Now that outside is opening back up again (at least for now), the sun is out and the beaches are open. So, you know what that means: it's swimsuit shopping time!
There's still time to get some sun on your buns and sand in your toes — so if you're still in the market for a few bathing suits, these ten Black-owned swimwear companies are sure to please.
Check out our favorites below.
You can count on Draya to make two things: headlines and cute swimsuits. Mint Swim may have originally been viewed as a gimmick of sorts for the one-time reality star, but it's become a legit power-player in the game. If you like strappy, sexy one- and two-pieces, Mint Swim is where it's at. Plus, it's made for girls with thick thighs and hips, so there's no "ride-up" or ill-fitting wear.
Unique, sexy swimwear with bold prints is Ashera's trademark. These swimsuits are a little pricier, but they're made with top-quality materials, so they'll last for more than one season. Worth every penny!
This Black-owned swimwear collection has partnerships with the likes of Saweetie and Lori Harvey, yet still manages to be affordable for the average non-celeb.
Unlike the other brands on this list, Kloset Envy offers a wide selection of clothing in addition to swimwear. While this piece is one of our favorites, there's no shortage of awesome swimsuits you can get from this long-standing Black-owned brand.
Riot Swim's monokinis, tankinis, and every other type of 'kinis have been featured in some of the biggest publications in the world (including Vogue!), so you know they're about their business.
Longtime fashion editor Brittany Freeney is behind this LA-based swimwear company, and her haute fashion sense is obvious with each piece.
Joues de Sable Swim
Black-owed with a European twist: that's the name of the Joues de Sable swim game.
Xhale Swim is one of the few swimwear lines that offer plus-sizes as well as "regular" sizes, and the plus-sized swimwear options are so cute!
Finally, but no less importantly, LemLem is an African swimwear line that also donates its proceeds to a good cause. The Ethiopia-based line is available in both Africa and Europe, though for a bit of a premium price, it can come to the USA as well.