That said, I do have one ultra-minimal Boden swimsuit that’s about five years old and is still going strong. Now that I know this is a relied-upon part of my vacation wardrobe, I thought it wise to invest in another, souped-up version for 2018: My new LBBS (little black bathing suit) is from Hunza G and features a rather flattering waist belt with a tortoiseshell buckle. It’s so good, in fact, that I bought it in raspberry red too. Almost every brand stocks a black one-piece, so I thought my editor’s eye could be put to good use to select the very best available now. Prepare to feel really, truly glamorous on the beach. Shop my favourite black swimsuits below.