We’ve got holiday fever here at Brastop HQ and we’re itching to get ourselves on a sandy beach with a cocktail in hand, so to while away the days/weeks/months until it’s our turn to jet off we’ve been window shopping our swimwear section.
All of us women know that a Little Black Dress is a wardrobe essential, especially when you’re going on your hols and need a glam outfit for a night on the town, but what about swimwear and suitcase essentials? Apart from the obvious sunglasses and sun cream, you need a bikini! So what about a Little Black Bikini? Sleek and stylish and available in a range of shapes and styles to suit all body shapes, we think a LBB is something everyone needs in their suitcase! Their simple designs make them easy to style so they’re perfect for every destination. Take a look at our top 5 ranges right now to get some holiday inspo…
Curvy Kate Hi Voltage
The Curvy Kate Hi Voltage swimwear range is at the top of our list of must-have LBBs! It brings the crochet bikini trend up a notch with a zig zag design in flattering shapes and styles. The plunge bikini top gives killer curves and really accentuates your cleavage thanks to the triangular mesh overlay, while the balconette bikini top is a little more subtle but provides amazing lift. Pair either top with the strappy brief if you’re feeling daring, or stay sophisticated in the mid-rise classic brief. Both options have sexy sheer mesh so you’ll be guaranteed to look fab-u-lous no matter which you opt for!
Flirtelle Coastline Black Gingham
If you’re looking for something you can really mix and match, look no further than the Flirtelle Coastline range. With pops of gingham print it’s a monochrome must-have, with styles to suit everyone. This set gives you the choice of two bikini tops – one plain black with a cute gingham trim, or one that’s all-over gingham for a super playful vibe. If you prefer a halterneck for your bikinis we’ve got one of those available too, with wide straps to help reduce strain on your neck. As if that wasn’t enough choice, there are two styles of brief! A high waist option gives you an hourglass silhouette for killer curves, while the fold over bikini brief offers a more traditional bikini style with the option to cover up if you fancy it.
Pour Moi Starboard
The Pour Moi Starboard range in black/purple is stunning with its twist on the nautical trend. Styled with monochrome stripes, the full cup bikini top flatters your bust and compliments your curves, with a pop of purple to trim the edges. Get retro vibes with the high waist control brief, complete with a stunning waist belt and button detail, or keep it simple with the classic bikini brief. Both of these styles feature coordinating stripes, but if you fancy mixing things up there’s a fold over brief in a spotty pattern that features drawstring sides for a medium coverage option. Whichever option you choose there’s one thing for sure – you’ll be looking like a million dollars by the pool!
Curvy Kate Onyx
Chic, slick and stylish – Curvy Kate Onyx is an amazingly luxurious range. We picture ourselves on a fancy cruise liner in the middle of the ocean in this! It provides instant style with textured mesh, fashioned in contrasting sheer and opaque stripes over foam lined cups and topped off with stylish gold hardware. The plunge bikini top offers a j-hook to the back of the straps so you can wear it two ways, while the bandeau bikini top gives you maximum versatility with multiway and fully detachable straps. A fold over bikini brief coordinate allows you to control the coverage you want, while the tie side option gives minimal coverage with maximum style – plus the tie sides allow you to get the perfect fit, ideal if you’re between sizes!
Playful Promises x Hunter McGrady
Last on the list but certainly not least, the new in Playful Promises x Hunter McGrady swimwear collab features two gorgeous LBB styles worthy of being included! The Lace Panel set is feminine and flirty, with a halterneck bikini top and high waist brief. It’s a total showstopper that really flaunts your curves while giving a good amount of coverage so you feel supported and comfortable. Sheer mesh panels on the brief really contour your curves for an amazing shape too! If lace isn’t your thing, try the edgy Mesh Insert set instead – with simple styling the side panels showcase a caramel base that’s overlaid with sexy fishnet and criss-cross strapping. The bikini top can be worn with the halterneck strap or without, while the high waist brief accentuates your hips and waist to create an amazing silhouette.
Well there’s our top 5 LBBs! Which would you want to rock poolside this summer? Let us know in the comments 👇 or on social!