11 Australian Swimwear Brands Worth Wearing All Year Round


Swimming is basically a rite of passage in Australia. Water babies from birth, having a splashy way of life runs in our blood — so it only makes sense that swimwear does too.

With so many swim brands to choose from, it’s hard to know which bikini, one piece or tankini is for you. Whether it’s a print you’re after, the perfect simple basic or a floral suit guaranteed to turn heads, swimsuits can be found in a wide variety of styles all across the country. So, which brand to choose? We’ve rounded up 11 of our favourites to buy now, from flouncy Zimmermann to laid back Matteau, there’s something for everyone.

Brand: Zimmermann

Price range: $$$

Who they are: Founded in 1991 by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, this iconic Australian swim brand has gone on to dominate all over the world. Known and loved for dainty prints and perfectly feminine florals, Zimmermann’s pretty-as-a-picture bikinis and one pieces are shoreside staples.

Brand: She Made Me

Price range: $$

Who they are: Famous for their cute as a button crochet pieces, She Made Me is now stocked all over the world, offering throwback, ‘70s-style separates and one pieces that were made for lazy days by the pool.

Brand: Tigerlily

Price range: $-$$

Who they are: Famous for their bohemian styles and carefree attitude, Tigerlily takes sustainability seriously, too. With 69 per cent of all swimsuits being made from recycled fabrics and the brand taking steps to reduce their reliance on air freight, Tigerlily was Australia’s most sustainable swimwear brand before it was cool. Get on it!

Brand: Palm Swimwear

Price range: $$

Who they are: Repurposing old fishing nets into swimsuits doesn’t sound very fashionable, but for Palm Swimwear, it most certainly is. With retro throwback shapes and pretty prints, each of Palm’s pieces are decidedly wearable.

Brand: Zulu & Zephyr

Price range: $-$$

Who they are: Whether it’s a front tie bikini in a palm print or a ribbed one piece best worn underneath a linen jumpsuit, Zulu & Zephyr have something for every boho-chic girl.

Brand: Peony

Price range: $$

Who they are: Dressing everyone from Bella Hadid to Margot Robbie, Peony is a go-to for models and celebrities, with good reason. Pretty prints, supple materials and flattering cuts — it’s got it all.

Brand: Matteau

Price range: $$-$$$

Who they are: Born from the vision of magazine editors, Matteau is a minimalist dream. Whether it’s a classic one piece or a simple bikini, Matteau’s famously simple shapes have gained cult status.

Brand: Rye

Price range: $

Who they are: For lovers of colour and print, Rye has you sorted. With a tropical style and vivid prints, Rye knows a thing or two about colourblocking — in the chicest way possible.

Brand: Ephemera

Price range: $$-$$$

Who they are: The prettiest of prints and streamlined feminine shapes make up Ephemera’s bread and butter.

Brand: Camp Cove

Price range: $-$$

Who they are: Born in Sydney’s east, Camp Cove is the playful swim brand every Aussie girl wants to get her hands on. Featuring muted tonal prints and cutesy cuts and colours, Camp Cove knows how to make pieces we keep falling in love with.

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