Back to Basics: Black Cossie Confidence
Women's Black Textured Swimwear
Beach season is finally drawing closer here in the Southern hemisphere. It’s been a long haul since last summer and some serious stuff has gone down since then (y’know, Covid and all) but surely brighter days are coming…they’ve got to be!
We’re so lucky in Australia to be surrounded by water and literally hundreds of stunning beaches to choose from. And, as temperatures begin to rise, more skin begins to show and the thought of cool water dips becomes ever more appealing.
What’s not appealing is daggy or dated swimwear that doesn’t show off our curves in all the right ways. This is what we at Artesands are so proud of! We make pieces that not only look incredible, but stand the test of time. And quite frankly, nothing stands the test of time quite like a beautiful black swimsuit.
Wear what you want, I say, be that brights, florals or monotone – but for many of us, there is nothing better than a classic, well-cut black swimsuit. You should have at least one in your swimsuit drawer. Call it basic, but basic is back baby, and there is little sexier (in our opinion, anyway) than curvy bodies in sexy black swimsuits.
Whether a bikini, tankini or one-piece is your preference, whether you’re plus size or not, black fabric on sun-kissed skin (fake it if you weren’t born with it) is the ultimate in elegance and simplicity. And don’t just take it from us – time and time again celebrities and models can be seen reverting to classic black. Think Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Princess Diana and even Kim Kardashian. They may foray into fluoro or florals, but only briefly. They always come back to good ol’ black. And my gosh, what an array there is to choose from! Never has curve fit swimwear been more varied, flattering and fabulous than now and if you don’t yet own a black swimsuit – now is the time to get your hands on one.
Summer 21/22 will be all about sun, simplicity and style and there is no better way to enjoy it than in a stunning black swimsuit that hugs and holds and curves your body in all the right ways.
I’ll stop wearing black
when they invent a darker colour!
We’ve worked so hard on this season’s statement black looks and we’re over the moon with the results. Just take a look at our latest range and you’ll see for yourself.
While that brightly coloured one-piece you’ve been sporting for the last few years might seem like a fun choice, choosing something classic and chic will make you stand out in all the right ways. Eye-catching prints and trendy patterns are a fun statement, but chances are you won’t want to wear those swimsuits on repeat on your next holiday or weekend trip. A solid black silhouette in a style you love and that makes you feel confident, is something you can wear season after season.
What’s also great is that you can still lean into a season’s swimwear trends without having to commit to too much of a statement
Here are just a few reasons to go back to black:
1. Black is timeless – you’ll never get sick of it
2. Black swimwear goes well with any skin tone
3. Black swimwear lasts longer than any other colour in terms of fading and stains, so they are definitely worth the money!
4. You won’t have to worry about your black swimsuit being see-through
5. Black is flattering on all body types – our range is slimming while giving you beautiful curves where you need them
6. A black swimsuit is so versatile it can literally be worn from beach to bar
7. A black swimsuit looks good with any cover-up – from denim shorts to a sarong or flowy skirt.
8. Because no matter how many cute prints or colours you have – you will always go back to black!
And if that doesn’t convince you that you can’t go wrong with black, just take a look at the specs on our latest black pieces. The first thing you should know is that our swimwear is specifically designed for curvy bodies – not to cover up, but to enhance beautiful shapes. Some of our fabrics are chlorine resistant and perfect for long days at the beach or poolside. You’ll dry off quickly and our deepest black fabric won’t fade over time. Our goal is to help you to feel gloriously confident and turn a few heads for all the right reasons. Of course, all our designs and colour palettes are made to do this, but I guess there’s just that extra something stylish and seductive about our all-black pieces. They flatter every shape and no matter what the season’s trend may be, they’ll still feel timeless and chic for summers to come.
Our top 3 tips for styling your black swimsuit from day to night:
It can be a bummer to buy a swimsuit you love and only get to wear it at the pool or beach. Luckily, our swimsuits have so much style that if you know the right tricks, you can wear them anytime, anywhere. Here, find out how to mix things up and style your swimsuit from day to night.
1. Keep it simple
Of course the easiest thing to do is throw on a Kaftan, shirt dress or skirt, but denim shorts, culottes or a sarong are cute as anything too. Don’t overthink it. Just be comfortable and cool and let your black swimsuit do the hard work for you.
2. Pretend it’s actual clothing
Use your one piece or bikini as you would a bodysuit or crop top. Style your black cossie under a jacket or shirt and throw on jeans or pants and a gorgeous bag and you have an outfit that’s as perfect for a trip to the shops as it is for lunch or dinner at your favourite restaurant.
The right pair of earrings or an amazing necklace will take your swimsuit to the next level. A chunky gold necklace, dazzling earrings and a statement bag with just a black suit or skirt and you’ll elevate your look on every level.
CURVY BLACK PLUS SIZE SWIMSUITS
We offer a wide range of plus size fit swimsuit styles that fit every women's shape and curve. Our best-selling styles are our Delacroix and our Raphael one piece and tankini styles. These curvy swimsuit styles are a great staple if you are looking for a classic black swimsuit or are new to buying plus size one piece bathers.
Our Artesands Hues Classic swimwear collection is in luxurious soft handfeel fabric that is body sculpting and figure forming. You will look amazing and feel amazing in any of our tummy control and supportive classic styles.
All of our one pieces have 360 degree powermesh. Once you have tried Artesands tummy control powermesh you can never go back. It’s our little secret for body sculpting and shape forming. We have added in extra support to the one pieces, tankini tops and swim pants through ruching. Everyone loves the disguising benefits of some tummy ruching. All of our Artesands curve fit and plus size swimwear shapes have adjustable straps and convertible straps. This will allow you to tailor the fit to suit your body shape and to adjust the straps to any length and to also adjust the amount of support you wish to have.
STYLE FAMILIES IN OUR SIGNATURE HUES BLACK SWIMWEAR RANGE
Effortless elegance in a timeless and classic, meet Artesands Delacroix plus size one piece swimsuit. This classic swim costume has multifit cups, cross front design feature with front ruching and full body power mesh. Delacroix is available in our Bikini Top, Tankini Top, One Piece, Swimdress and our Swim Short in our Hues Signature range.
For an extra dose of confidence, Raphael is Artesands full support plus size swimsuit style. Built for an E-F cup, has an internal hidden bra for ultimate bust support, full body power mesh and ruched front for body sculpting your curves. Our Hues Signature range features Raphael in a number of different shapes to find the perfect suit for you! It is available in our Bikini Top, Tankini Top, One Piece, and Swim Pant to match back for the perfect swimwear set
Monet is a take on a relaxed comfortable natural shape cup. This bikini top is perfect to fit your curves with D/DD underwires, full cup and back wing powermesh, soft encased side boning and internal removable soft moulded pads for body sculpting. Our Hues range has the Monet Bikini Top as well as the mid rise swimpant
Artesands fits your curves. Be free to enjoy the summer in our sunsafe Seurat short sleeve rash top. This mid sleeve rash guard has an adjustable full zipper in the front. The length of the sleeve falls just above the elbow this allows for ease of arm movement with the most amount of sun protection. UPF 50+ to embrace the summer with maximum protection. The Seurat family is available in the long and short sleeve sunsafe tops in our hues range.
FINDING YOUR TRUE FIT ARTESANDS CURVE SIZE
We are trying to make finding your Artesands size as easy and simple as possible for you! Have you seen our guide on how to measure your body blog?
Find out your perfect Artesands Size Here
The blog above goes into great detail on the areas you should measure and what to do if the measurements aren’t the same size for you top and bottom, this is very common so we have tried to make it simple for you to still have a matching set of your swimwear costume so you can have the latest prints matching on the beach.
Understanding the + Symbol
If you already own an Artesands curve fit plus size swimsuit you will notice all of our sizes on the garment tag have a little + symbol. This plus symbol symbolises ‘plus a little bit more’. As we design all of our swimwear on an Australian size 18 model this means we have allocated for more fabric and fitting to be allocated across the body, we know as well as anyone that when you go up a size its in all different areas of the body. Read our blog here to find out more.
Women's Curve fit Swimwear
If you are unsure about your Artesands size, we have a step by step blog on how to measure your body to find your perfectly fitting curvy swimsuit.
All of our women’s curve fit women’s swimwear is available in plus sizes US 8 - US 20 and sizes AUST 12 - AUST 24, and now, One Size!
To find swimwear in your size click the size link:
You can also select your perfectly fitted curve fit and plus size swimsuit by cup size, click the link to find all plus size swimsuits available for your cup size; A cup / B cup, C cup, D cup, DD cup, E cup, F cup, FF cup and G cup.
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