Whether you call them swimmers, bathers, or togs, no Aussie wardrobe is complete without swimwear – swimwear suitable for holidays, beach trips, sunbathing and, of course, protecting your skin. We also know that what you wear to the water can make or break your whole summer. To help, we have discovered the best Australian swimwear brands for you to obsess over and love.
Everyone loves Bondi Beach, but what about a Bondi label that promotes ‘healthy bodies and healthy minds’ in their shows. The super flattering styles of Bondi Bather get us excited for summer – even in the middle of winter. These stylish bathers are designed and made in Australia, using the highest quality fabrics that will never leave you with a saggy bum. Featuring material made with a high UV rating of 50+ to protect you from the harsh Aussie sun, and unique prints that can suit your personality you will be customising your beach look in no time!
‘Every great dream begins with a dreamer’ and that’s how CAMILLA started. The bohemian goddess behind the label, Camilla Franks, launched her line ten years ago and has since found her way to the forefront of Australian fashion and lifestyle. This celebrated swimwear label produces unique bikinis and one-pieces – featuring vibrant colours, digital prints, and intricate craftsmanship – that will quickly become one of your favourite pieces in your wardrobe.
Looking for a little sophistication in your style, but want to keep an element of sexy, then JETS Swimwear is for you. Designed by Jessika Allen, the couture tailoring at JETS creates premium luxury swimwear that compliments all your natural curves. These unique designs are inspired by fine fabrics and beautiful objects, creating a timeless piece that is cut to precision. JETS will have you jetting off to the beach in no time.
Struggling to find swimwear that is flattering and on-trend, and of course accustomed to your own individual body? Kini Swimwear allows you to purchase ready-made swimwear, or if you feel inspired, design and purchase your very own customised piece. Launched in 2010, Kini provides an easy-to-use website and design tool allowing you to choose from many styles, colours, and prints that will be suitable to your body and personality. With endless possibilities for elegant and playful bikinis, you will forever be confident and comfortable in your own design!
An Aussie favourite since 2013, peony swimwear provides a boutique bohemian style influenced by femininity. Created by a ‘life long love affair with the ocean’, these pieces are designed with luxe fabrics and are inspired by everything that brings joy to summer – from the ocean to the smell of coconut oil, from the feeling of the sand beneath the toes to the ‘first bloom of peony flowers’. So go forth and chase the sun with this bohemian yet ‘pretty’ swimwear style.
If you dream of the sea, then Sea Dreamer is where you need to shop now. Founded in 2013 by Lisa Redman and Tiarna Burton-Lowe with a vision of a coastal bohemian lifestyle in mind, this label produces comfortable, yet edgy, clothing and swimwear for all shapes and sizes. Located in Western Australia, you will be inspired by their free spirits, looking to make the most of the simple pleasures in life.
Living at the centre of Australian beach lifestyle is internationally recognised brand, Seafolly. Since 1975, the belief of ‘life is for living’ has helped the team behind Seafolly create and set the seasons’ trends with innovative swim and lifestyle wear. The fashionable swimwear is made of high-quality fabrics and boasts bold statements and contrasting textures, and encourages all your summer essentials to relax and enjoy summer holidays and beach escapes, within Australia and, of course, abroad.
Taking the world by storm is Australian swimwear brand Triangl, with their simple and sporty styles. This online bikini company – created by Australian entrepreneur Erin Deering and her partner Craig – has become instantly popular with celebrities and It-Girls such as Kendall Jenner, Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, and of course their millions of followers, since 2012. The iconic bright neoprene fabric provides fashionable swimwear of high quality that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to buy.
Established in 2011, Beyond the Sea is a Sydney-based brand designed by Kylie van Wanrooy for sassy pin-up girls. The glamorous rockabilly line is retro inspired and features flirtatious silhouettes to suit the modern-day Marilyn. Beyond the Sea stocks sizes 10-24 and holds both one-piece and two-piece bathers in a variety of colours and prints. If you’ve ever wanted to look like a 50s doll, then visit Beyond the Sea.
Understanding of the connection Australian women have with their cozzies, Swimwear Plus has created a range of flattering swimsuits designed with bootylicious babes in mind. Carrying sizes 18-36, Swimwear Plus offers all of your favourite styles, including tankini and halter neck and sexy strapless, suitable for sea and chlorinated waters. No matter the style, colour or print you’re after, Swimwear Plus has a bold option for you.
Lowanna is an Aboriginal word for exquisite beauty, and that’s exactly how you’ll feel in one of their swimsuits. With a focus on performance swimwear that maintains a sense of femininity while catering to the curvier woman, Lowanna holds a unique line full of rashies and racer back swimsuits in sizes 14 to 16 for the active woman who wants to get amongst the surf.
If you’re on the hunt for a swimsuit that is classy and reminiscent of an era when screen sirens with hourglass figures such as Ava Gardener and Sophia Loren ruled the roost, then take a look at the collection from Siren Swimwear. Stocking sizes 8 to 20, Siren Swimwear’s collection includes Floral Riviera, Nautical Vintage, Lux Bath House, Clean & Classic, Let’s Go Retro and Summer Days. You can even Try 5 At Home to eliminate the stress of having to buy before you try.
Designed in Australia, Curvy by Capriosca aims to create swimwear that enhances curves with panelling and ruching to allow women with hourglass figures to feel confident come swimsuit season. With an extensive collection featuring an array of designs and prints, including a retro checked print, floral motifs and a metallic range, there’s something for every fashionable woman. Curvy by Capriosca carries sizes 10 to 30 and are available online.
Australian, size 12 model Robyn Lawley has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice, became the first plus-size model to be shot for Australian Vogue and has even sat down with Ellen DeGeneres, so if that’s not enough reason to check out her swimwear brand, then what is? Perhaps you’ll be drawn to the 50s-inspired silhouettes, cool prints or the fact that the brand, which stocks up to size 20, is flattering on all body shapes.
Curvysea is a plus-size swimwear and lingerie company that is adamant about making women of all shapes feel beautiful at the beach. From floral to polka dot and halters to swim dresses, Curvysea’s swimwear will help to enhance your bustline and trim your waist while looking young and feeling comfortable. Curvysea holds sizes 12-26 and has free postage and same day dispatch, meaning you can get into your cozzie sooner rather than later.
Now go forth and enjoy a fashionable, endless summer!