Swim shorts are sometimes quite long, but they don’t have to be. Kind of like boy-shorts, they can vary greatly in length. In any case, it should be fairly easy to find a swim short in the style and color you want, including black. Remember that if you are used to swimming in regular bathing suits you may find that swim shorts feel a little odd – like swimming with your clothes on. But it’s something you can get used to easily.
I’m not crazy about black when it comes to bathing suits, but I do like the length of these:
Ladies black swim shorts:
Ladies black swim shorts pictured: Bohn Swimwear Ladies Swim Jammer Shorts – Black or Dark Blue