Staycations and beach days in the UK are the way to go this summer, especially with a predicted heatwave. Which means you should start digging out your summer attire and, ugh, trying on your swimwear.
But fear not, because we’ve scoured the internet, as well as the rest of the world, to compile the ultimate guide to the greatest swimwear and beach-ready companies to discover this summer – so whether you’re flying off to the Caribbean or hopping down to Margate, we’ve got you covered.
Gigi Hadid has just revealed that she has been quietly working on a new swimwear line with LA-based beachwear brand Frankie’s Bikinis with childhood bestie (and Frankie’s founder) Francesca Aiello, and the results are the epitome of those wholesome Americana, girl-next-door vibes that Gigi embodies so well. The collection, which includes bows, ruffles, and gingham, is inspired by time spent at the Hadid family farm in Pennsylvania. The following are our top picks from the initial drop:
We Wore What at Beach Flamingo, £195 Blue Paradise One-piece
Lily and Jessica, two sisters, launched Beachflamingo.com in 2012. They handpick the newest must-have designers, most flattering swimwear, and eye-catching accessories from all over the world each season, including this one-piece by influencer brand We Whore What. @beach flamingo on Instagram
Calgary One Piece, Cantik, £91.16
Cantik (pronounced ‘chun – tick’) is an Indonesian word that signifies ‘lovely.’ The Sydney-based label’s designs are created in Australia but made on the Indonesian island of Bali. The pieces have bold, feminine motifs that highlight the female body. The use of a 100 percent regenerable and recycled nylon yarn is at the heart of the brand’s ethical concern. @cantikswimwear on Instagram
Mona bra by Bamba Swim, £53.89
The motto of Bamba Swim (pronounced ‘bum-ba’) is ‘less is more,’ with the emphasis on the shape of the designs. Bamba Swim strives to emphasize, flatten, and deliver comfort to women of all sizes, inspired by the simple, high-rise styles that were fashionable in the 1980s. @bambaswim on Instagram
Kelsey Set, Sakuranna, £119
Sakuranna is an ethically produced luxury swimwear and resort wear line from Bali. Whether you’re a 32A or a 34F, the brand’s goal is to deliver the optimal style, fit, and support. Swimwear for broader busts can be found HERE.
@sakuranna official on Instagram
The Lovina Swimsuit by Asri Swim, £73.35
Asri Swim is made to highlight your figure. They recognize that no two size 12s are identical. That’s why each of their tops has adjustable features so you can discover your perfect personalized fit in any style. @asriswim on Instagram