This season, we’ve seen a variety of swimsuit trends emerge, from thongkinis (thanks, Kate Hudson) to revealing cutout one-pieces (favorite by Lori Harvey). But amidst all the noise of these bustling styles, there’s something to be said for owning and wearing a classic two-piece. A perfect example? Check out Jennifer Connelly’s black bikini, arguably the most timeless bathing suit of all time — it’s simple and elegant enough to always feel relevant. It’s also universally attractive: The style works equally well on someone in their 50s or 60s (Connelly is 52) as it does on a man in his 20s — not many suits can achieve such a delicate feat. Can.
In a photo posted to Connelly’s Instagram. snowpiercer It appears that the actress is on vacation with her husband and fellow actor Paul Bettany. For a day on her boat, Conley chose the above two-piece look, which featured light black stripes on a triangle top and tight bottoms. It seems she’s a fan of this style because several weeks ago, she posted a similar look on IG, wishing everyone a happy first day of summer. In her latest photo, the actor shielded her eyes from the bright sun with a pair of Louis Vuitton shades — she’s been their brand ambassador since 2022 — while leaning against her husband and smiling.
Top Gun: Maverick The star isn’t the only one who keeps a basic black bikini in her swimwear arsenal. Celebrities like Bella Hadid, Ciara, and Demi Moore also love this design—which may seem “simple,” but has been interpreted in countless different ways. For example, in the look below, Hadid’s suit features tiny seashell details, while Ciara’s top is decorated with tiny metallic additions.
No matter what type of black bikini you’re most attracted to, you’re sure to get endless wear from it. This will be a summer item that you will use again and again at any time in your life. Ahead, shop TZR’s favorite picks for this summer and beyond.