How to accessorize your LBS: Little Black Swimsuit

By Linda The Bra Lady on May 16th, 2012

We’ve all heard about the “little black dress” or the “LBD”. Now I’d like to introduce you to the “little black swimsuit” or the “LBS”. Just like it’s dressy counterpart, the little black swimsuit is versatile, flattering, and a staple that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Investing in a well made, perfectly fitting black swimsuit means you’re ready for any beach or poolside occasion. Add a few accessories, switch up your style, and ta-da! Need some LBS inspiration? You got it. Below, find a few of my style ideas for accessorizing your black swimsuit. These are just ideas – choose what YOU love and add them to your favorite suit. And remember: starting with a suit in the right size will help everything else look even better!


So chic! This Karla Colletto Rope One Piece Swimsuit is so sleek, and it fits sizes 8-16! The rope detail up the front is a small nautical touch that’s so easy to play up with summer sailor accessories. Pull a breezy tunic over it (also with a rope tie) and add in sleek but preppy boat shoes, a simple fedora and a gold and rope bracelet. Toss it all in your straw beach bag when you take a dip or lay out on your yacht. What, you don’t have a yacht? Just imagine you do. That’s what I do!



Sporty can be sassy, too! Start with a perfectly  fitting bikini top like this Freya Fever Bikini Top. The underwire and D-GG cup size range mean super support. Pair it with the matching boyshort for coverage and comfort, then layer with a cute tennis skirt! Add in some color with bright sunglasses and flip flops and tote it all around in a sporty bag. And don’t forget your sunblock!



It’s glam time. This Panache Holly Tankini is so simple, but it’s so easy to spice it up. This tankini fits up to hour glass figures up to a J cup, so I went retro glamour girl. The fabulous white cat eye sunglasses have a trim of leopard print. Keep the classic animal print going with a floppy beach hat and wedges. So dramatic, darling! Slip into this flowing Anita cover up for your trip to the poolside bar. Margaritas anyone?



Wow! Black does NOT have to be boring. The cut out bottoms and fringe details on this L-Space Dolly Bikini are so on trend for this season! Jazz it up with a playful cover up in another hot trend, ombre. Take this bikini on the festival circuit with a fringe bag, crochet wedges, printed bangle and classic sunglasses. You’ll be ready to take in the tunes and then soak up the sun. Rock on!


Remember, trends come and go, but a flattering black swimsuit is always in. Take good care of your suit and you can wear it for seasons and seasons! Just change up your accessories to match your personal style and that year’s trends. How do YOU like to wear your little black swimsuit?