5 Swimwear Colors for Dark-Skinned Women

The weather is heating up and we're getting ready to hit the beach. But what color bikini should you wear? If you're dark-skinned like me, you might want to consider wearing a black bikini because it looks great against your complexion. However, some swimwear colors work well for darker skin tones too. Here are five swimsuit colors I recommend for those of us who aren't fair-skinned.


Dark-skinned women often feel self-conscious about how their darker complexion looks in bikinis. They worry about being too pale or too tan, especially when wearing a white bikini. But there are plenty of ways to make sure you're looking your best in a skimpy bathing suit without having to cover up.

The key is finding a nude swimsuit that complements your skin tone rather than contrasting with it. If you want to avoid looking washed out, try choosing a nude that's closer to your skin color. You'll still draw attention to your body, but it won't seem glaringly obvious.

For example, if you have medium brown skin, a light blue nude might work well because it's very similar to your natural coloring. Alternatively, if you have deep chocolate skin, a bright pink nude could complement your complexion better than a light yellow one.


Yellow is one of those colors that evoke feelings of warmth, happiness, and positivity. For many black women, wearing yellow makes sense because it’s such a vibrant color that helps to enhance their natural beauty. Yellow is often considered to be a summer color, making it a great choice to wear during warmer months.

When most people think of sunny color, yellow typically comes up, which is why it works perfectly as a great option for tropical destinations. However, it’s important to note that even darker-toned yellows can still work for you. A brighter shade of yellow — like lemon or even neon — really highlights your complexion and brings out your best features while keeping your skin looking radiant. If you want to avoid looking too washed out, try pairing lighter yellows with browns, blacks, or grays.

Olive Green

In the fashion industry, olive green is often overlooked. But it’s a great choice for summertime. It goes well with light blue, coral, turquoise, and pink. And it pairs well with almost every skin tone.

The color of peace, harmony, and love, olive green is one of the most popular shades among women. Its popularity stems from the fact that it is easy to wear and looks good with almost every skin tone. Today, olive green is one of the most popular swimsuit colors. If you are looking to add some extra oomph to your summer wardrobe, consider choosing an olive green bathing suit.

Orange/Neon Orange

When it comes to summery bold colors, orange is one of our favorite choices for black women of all shades. Orange is a vibrant color that brings out the best in every woman’s complexion. If you want to add some fun to your wardrobe, try wearing orange swimwear.

For those who love the color orange but don't want to commit to a specific hue, we suggest trying a brighter version of the color. Neon orange or tangerine, both shades of orange, are perfect for bringing life into a monochromatic outfit. This color looks especially nice on light skin tones because it adds brightness without overpowering the wearer.

If you're feeling adventurous, try wearing a different shade of orange. Darker oranges like the ones found in nature are often paired with brown and yellow hues. These options work well with almost any skin tone.

Red/ Neon Red

This fiery color is sure to warm things up this season.

Even better, red has traditionally been associated with sexiness and seduction, making it the ideal choice for black girls looking to spice up their look. And although most shades of red work beautifully with darker skin tones, bright hues like neon help accentuate your natural beauty while still providing a pop of excitement.

Neon, eye-catching shades like cherry red are the perfect contrast to black women with lighter complexions. They add a fun touch without competing with your complexion.
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