Every year, it doesn’t feel like summer is actually coming until we add a new swimsuit to our collection. Sometimes it’s a struggle to find even one, but this year so many amazing new labels have popped up, it’s too hard to add just one—we’ve narrowed it down to three each that all serve a different purpose. To help you in your quest to navigate the sea of suits on the market, here’s what the Who What Wear Australia team are buying.
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Another double seam! I usually stay away from colour but I’ve always loved tie dye. I discovered this brand at an ASOS swimwear showing and fell pretty hard. The quality is exceptional and it looks like it is pre-shrunk. So no saggy bum in the ocean!
The design description sounds very appealing—“calm, assured aesthetic”. Matteau Swim was created by one of our most prominent fashion stylists Ilona Hamer, and I really trust her eye.
High waist = hard. My husband hates high-waisted bikinis but I feel like this one would be really flattering on me because my bottom half is a little bigger than my top half. The nude panels are cut in a very flattering shape bringing the waist in.
The scalloped seamless hem means it’ll sit flush and will create a nice line—plus, I can never go past a tangerine red swimsuit—it’s a throwback to watching Baywatch in high school.
I love everything off-the-shoulder, so this one’s a no-brainer. I’m saving this white two piece for the end of summer when I have a healthy glow. It’s another seamless style too—noticing a trend? I think seamless is the most flattering style for my body.
Thick straps feel fresh right now—and it can double as a bra under a sheer tee for those beach to bar afternoons. Fella Swim is made to order so I’m ordering early for when the real heat kicks in.
I know everyone has a Traingl bikini but this all-black version feels new. The structured cup gives good bust and the thick panelling means it won’t fall down in the Bondi surf.
Sheer panels are everything and something my swim collection has never seen. The cross-over back is what sold me—I can’t wait to wear this for afternoon drinks under a backless white shirt.
I love a one-piece and this sporty one will have me ready to go for all the water-sport activities my boyfriend will no doubt make me get involved in all summer.
I can’t believe I found the perfect black one-piece for less than $50. It feels very covered up on the front, but the low-cut back more than makes up for it.
Every year I buy a new floral bikini—this year, I’m bucking my usual trend and going for something a little darker. Plus, the strappy top is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
I’m a Zimmermann swimwear addict. This triangle top and tie-side bottom feels fresh with the metallic pastel stripes. The moulded cups are genius too. Why aren’t all triangle bikini tops made like this?
I’m adding denim cut-offs and a broad-brimmed hat to this cross-over one piece for long, lazy summer days.
This looks like something Beyoncé would wear, so how could I resist? It’s high-waisted, which will take some time getting used to, but I think I’m ready to take the plunge.
This neon and black neoprene bikini will make my sunscreen covered beauty editor skin appear to look sun kissed, even though nothing’s getting through my 50+.