Must Have Swimwear for the Beach

Whether you’re eagerly awaiting scorching summer days spent splashing in the waves at your local beach or jetting off to a faraway destination where crystal blue waters lap at tropical shores, it’s the perfect excuse to refresh your swimwear collection. With gorgeous new colours, prints and styles emerging each season, we love to get creative and explore different looks to match our summer plans.

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To help you prepare for your next island getaway or warmer days ahead, we’ve gathered some of our must have swimwear styles and found a piece to suit every preference and summer activity.

One Piece

The classic one piece has been reinvented season after season, taking on new and daring cuts, vibrant colours and interesting textures. Whether you’re a long time lover of a one piece swimsuit or are keen to delve into this style, there’s a vast variety of looks to choose from. Spice up a staple block coloured one piece with an asymmetric one shoulder neckline, or opt for a more classic high cut, low back silhouette with an all over geometric print in vivid summer inspired shades.

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Triangle Bikini

Simple yet universally flattering, the triangle bikini remains a firm favourite among beach lovers. With adjustable coverage, support and styles, you’ll have no issues finding a triangle bikini that flatters your figure and makes you feel beautiful. Elevate the classic triangle bikini and look for a style that has a unique print and is finished with luxe details such as gold charms and tassels on the ties. Layer with an oversized white linen shirt for an effortlessly cool coverup to take you to and from the sand.

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There’s something distinctly retro about the lingerie inspired underwire bikini top style. From the exposed seams and underwire to the selection of vintage prints and shades on offer, we’re leaning into this iconic trend that dominated beaches in the 50s and 60s. The underwire and adjustable straps give an incredibly supportive and comfortable fit, perfectly hugging your figure. Pair this style with high waisted bikini bottoms and an oversized woven sun hat for the ultimate vintage look.

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High Waisted

Although we can’t deny our love for a cheeky Brazilian style bikini bottom, we’re certainly partial to a flattering high waisted cut that cinches and hugs your figure. Equally as comfortable as it is stylish, high waisted bikini bottoms pair with any style top, meaning you can mix and match to find your ideal look. We love combining this style with a vintage inspired underwired bikini top, giving a chic retro vibe as you hit the beach. For the most flattering finish, look for a bikini bottom with a high cut leg and all over textured finish.


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Bandeau Top

The bandeau bikini top comes in a range of styles, from a simple boob tube to tie up backs, gorgeous gold accents, and removable straps. Most bandeau tops feature side boning and ruched finishes around the bust to give a comfortable and easy fit, meaning you can bask in the sun on a white sandy beach or splash in the waves carefree. This style looks beautiful paired with flowing, lightweight pants or a crochet skirt for an early evening watching the golden sun set over the ocean.

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From long summer afternoons at your favourite beach spot to days spent exploring a secluded island, dive right into our favourite must have swimwear styles for your next coastal trip.

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