Favorite Black One Piece Swimsuits

January 24, 2017

I’m not sure about you guys, but the weather in Pennsylvania is dreary enough to have us all dreaming of a tropical getaway. I just had the privilege of going to Miami with some girl friends (it was one of those late night, on a whim “we should plan a trip to Miami” conversations that somehow actually happened). Being able to close my eyes, in a beach chair, for more than 10 seconds, with a glass of rosè in hand no less was… was a gift. This is the first time I have left my kids to do something for myself. It was equal parts terrifying and amazing. A quick recap the trip…

  1. I left 87 lists for my husband and babysitters (including but not limited to hidden notes in the pantry that said something to the effect of “no stealing cookies – mommy is always watching”). What can I say, I have a hard time not being in control.
  2. We stayed at 1 Hotel in South Beach (highly recommend) – not swanky/trendy “Miami”. One of my friends described it as “eco chic”.
  3. We ate at Yardbird (southern goodness) , Katsuya (sushi), and Beachcraft (Tom Colicchio’s restaurant)
  4. We did one ridiculously hard workout (hello, Spartan gym)
  5. We sat on our butts and read a little. Drank a little. Talked about our kids a little. Talked about how happy we were to be relaxing. Wondered if our husbands knew how to start the laundry machine. Danced a little. Slept past the crack of dawn. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. It was a wonderful three days.

Since that trip I’ve had some requests for a swimwear post. It’s no surprise that swimwear sells out fast me so it’s best to buy early to ensure your size is in stock. I usually get one (okay, maybe two) new suits each season mostly because my body has changed so much in the past seven years – between being pregnant, postpartum, nursing, not nursing – I never what suit or which style is going to work best. What I do know, is that every girl needs a great black one piece swimsuit – it’s the one type of suit I think is worth investing in. A full swim guide will come out closer to spring break, but here is a preview of some of my favorite modern, classic black one pieces, including the one I wore on my trip (the perfect one/two piece hybrid – for those who can never decide!) I particularly like this suit because it is double lined. I recommend sizing up in swimwear. 

the motherchic wearing black one piece swimsuit by mara hoffman

Suit (sold out but similar here and this suit is similar too) / Book / Sunscreen / Shades

the motherchic wearing mara hoffman swimsuit

the motherchic wearing black swimsuit

The suits linked in the images below are all made by my favorite swim designers and are built to last.

Oh, and for the record. My house was still standing when I returned. My husband DOES, in fact, know how to use work the laundry machine. And my kids were even more delicious than I remembered them before I left. If you are contemplating a little getaway. Do it. Everyone will be better for it.

The cover up I am wearing is sold out, but here are a few similar.

  • Kassi Chapman
    January 24, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I have to wear sport swimsuits to keep my, well, my girls in check! Lol. I literally laughed out loud – wondered if our husband knew how to start the laundry machine. Haha! I know we were gone for a week leaving my hubby at home and he said he ate sandwiches all week. It’s been awhile since he’s had to cook for himself obviously! Even though he was a great cook before I took over.

    Also, I love your site and content, Lindsey. Keep it up! 🙂

    • Lindsey
      January 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you Kassi! Your comment is so sweet! And my husband totally blew me out of the water… even washed the sheets! Who knew 🙂 I think I need to go away more often!

  • Cheryl
    January 25, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Any of these work for a long torso?

    • Lindsey
      January 25, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Hi Cheryl! I am not sure if any of these are specifically sized for a long torso, but I was talking to one of my tall friends today 🙂 and she suggests sizing up for one pieces. I also found that on the Nordstrom website you can sort by body type – If you follow this link, these suits are all for long torso: …. and ASOS also has a few suits for tall women: I hope this helps!

  • Emily
    January 29, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Who made the cover up? I ❤it!!

    • Lindsey
      January 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      It’s by Seafolly and a few years old! I linked a few similar at the bottom of the post!

  • Alexanne
    February 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Love Seafolly but yes def size up! I also use Beautycounter sunscreen. Good stuff. 😎

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