As spring and summer approach, it’s customary to stow away your winter woollies and prepare your seasonal wardrobe. This wardrobe includes sandals, summer dresses, plenty of SPF, and perhaps most importantly, a good swimsuit.
The hunt for the perfect bombshell bikini or a chic, timeless one-piece is as worthwhile as the unparalleled confidence we gain when we slip into it and take to the waves.
And considering that Australians are known as the experts of swim, who better to take style tips from than the best home-grown swimwear brands on the market?
Below, we’re taking a look at some of our favourite Australian swimwear brands to inspire you as you shop this summer.
The best Australian swimwear brands for summer 2023
Perhaps one of our most famous and well-loved swim brands, Seafolly has been supplying Australians with classic swim designs since 1975. Taking inspiration from our own shores and beyond, Seafolly’s selection of bikinis, one-pieces, coverups and accessories is the perfect place to start when building your swimwear collection. Not to mention they also have a Fuller Cup line for the ladies in need of added support around the chest.
Founded by Australian tastemakers and style extraordinaire Natasha Oakley and Devin Brugman, it’s no wonder Monday Swimwear’s collection of timeless swim styles has made fast fans of celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Sofia Richie. Silky soft and made with both form and function in mind, they have countless silhouettes and styles to choose from that are sure to be favourites for years to come.
This Sydney-born label optimises the laidback yet still polished style that Australia is known for through its swim and resortwear. Using high-quality and sustainably sourced materials, it’s no wonder it has grown to an international success. If you’re after clean cut and contemporary silhouettes, look no further.
What once began as a simple market stall has grown to a major success, Bydee has garnered an enormous fanbase due to their feminine and bold approach to swimwear. Inspired by the founder’s Mediterranean roots, this is the perfect brand for someone after colour, print and texture in their swimwear.
One of Australia’s most premium fashion exports, Zimmerman’s array of luxury swimwear certainly sets itself apart. You’ll find elevated bohemian designs of crochet, lace and ruching among their lineup.
Form & Fold
Finding the perfect swimsuit can be tough, when you are looking for bigger cup sizes and more support, even more so. Form & Fold has made this hunt a breeze, focusing on creating stylish and flattering swimsuits with fuller busts in mind. Their best-selling swimwear is available in sizes up to a G cup, making it easier than ever to feel confident and comfortable by the water.
Looking for simple, clean and elegant swimwear? Matteau may be the answer with their no-nonsense approach to the design of swim and resortwear. The brand also has a strong commitment to sustainability and ethical design, with the majority of manufacturing occurring in Australia and offshore they ensure their partners are up to conduct.
Faithfull The Brand
If when you think of summer you envision long hot days spent lounging and swimming off the coast of the Mediterranean then Faithfull The Brand’s collection of swimwear will transport you instantly. They have a range of silhouettes to choose from and their apparel is the perfect companion to your new swimsuit.
Taking inspiration from its namesake, Bond-Eye captures the cool, calm, and collected energy of Sydney’s Bondi Beach and infuses it into their swimsuits. With a fashion-forward, Bond-Eye blends classic styles with a playful twist, featuring bold hues and intriguing silhouettes that are endlessly flattering.