Best Swimwear to Flatter Your Skin Color

Dark skin and dark hair

Pastels will look marvelous on you! Baby blues, minty greens, soft pinks and pale yellows as well as light grey will be your best choices when it comes to choosing swimwear. As for orange, white and brown, unless the suit is the most perfect fitting piece of lycra you’ve ever put on your body, leave it behind in search of most sorbet-oriented colors.

dark swim

Olive toned or light brown skin with medium brown or dark hair

Black works beautifully on you (lucky girl!) as does army green, tangerine and pale blues and taupes. Colors to avoid? Mustard, brown and grey.

Tiki Tile - Halter One Piece

Creamy light skin with dark hair

Your best bet will be any color in the blue family – navy, turquoise, baby blue as well as emerald, fuchsia and plum. It’s a good idea to leave the orange and white suits on the rack.

Navy - Turquoise

There, that wasn’t so terrible, was it? While bathing suit shopping may be low on your Favorite Things To Do list, at least we can all agree on one thing: summer is an absolutely lovely time of year and if you have a swimsuit that makes you feel like a million bucks, the season will be that much more enjoyable.


  1. says

    Great topic for the bikini season which is really coming. I am the second type of the skin color tone here in your article. Unfortunately, I could not swim but willing to learn. This year may be another best year with the sun in Florida again.

  2. emma says

    I agree with previous comment. Isn’t light-medium skin and dark brown hair pretty common…so why was it left out.
    Or is it because we are so awesome that we can wear whatever 😉

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