As the summer months quickly approach and vacations are booked, we know there is only one thing on your mind—swimwear. If you are a major bikini one-piece connoisseur, it can often feel like once you've seen one style, you've seen them all. That's why are here to tell you about the one country that does swimwear unlike anywhere else in the world—Australia. Recently, while doing some research for a cool-girl Aussie brand story, I found myself overwhelmed by the number of stylish swimwear brands I was coming across. You know those moments where you find something so good you need to share it with everyone you know? That's exactly how I felt as I came across more than a dozen brands churning out incomparable swimwear designs.
Since Australia is probably one of the most pinned warm-weather destinations in your Pinterest feed, it should come as no surprise that the girls there don't go trotting around in an average bikini. No—they're wearing swimsuits from brands you've never heard of before until now. Here, get ready to be overwhelmed by 13 of the best Australian swimwear brands we fell in love with instantly. Whether you're in the market for a striking one-piece or a barely there bikini, we apologize in advance for how many swimsuits you're about to buy.
Scroll down to read all about the 13 Australian swimwear brands you need to know and shop our favorite suit from each.
"Bāmba is designed to incorporate the high-rise, cheeky cuts, and bold colours to accentuate your assets. The '80s minimal aesthetics have been tailored for the modern bombshell." — Bāmba
"We felt the swimwear market lacked a label that was simplistic but sophisticated, so high-quality fabrications and beautifully tailored patterns became our focus. We design swimsuits that create support from their construction and are functional from day to night." — designers Rosie Iffla and Christine Tang
Zulu & Zephyr
"Made for the sun, the salt and the sea, Zulu & Zephyr is an Australian lifestyle brand [and] an independent, boutique label, owned and operated by a small team of creatives. [Products can be] found exclusively in Australian and international boutiques." — Zulu & Zephyr
If you are in the market for a bright, unique and head-turning suit, Triangl should be your number shopping destination. From cut-out one-pieces to floral bikinis, this brand has every shape imaginable at prices you'll definitely be drawn to.
Skye & Staghorn
"Known for its fusion of sleek designs, mix of quality fabrics and most recently its embellishments, SKYE & Staghorn has cemented itself as a leader in the swimwear industry both locally and abroad." — SKYE & Staghorn
Skye & Staghorn High Waisted Tie Up Pant in Textured Lilac (£74)
SHE MADE ME
"A nomad at heart, who appreciates the concept of minimal luxury, Chloe Dunlop (creator) seeks inspiration for every collection through her experiences travelling the globe. From Morocco to India and back to the brand's initial roots in Bali … she finds treasures in native colours, landscapes, textiles and textures, all contributing to the uniqueness within her line." — She Made Me
She Made Me Leila Mini Hipster Crochet Bikini Bottom (£95)
Zimmermann creates some of the most beautiful, perfectly bohemian and consistently one-of-a-kind swimsuits. Although these might be a bit of a splurge, we can guarantee you'll keep yours for a lifetime as the styles are always strikingly classic.
"Dedicated to modernising the classic swimsuit, we aim to create beautiful, simple-lined pieces that encapsulate subtlety and understated elegance. Every suit is made in luxurious Italian fabrics which provide exceptional shape-retention, chlorine-resistance and UV protection." — Palm
BEC & BRIDGE
Founded by two friends, Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston, Bec & Bridge is a huge name to know in the Australian fashion world. Although the brand designs more than swimwear, the suits at Bec & Bridge are too gorgeous not to mention on their own here.
"The central theme to [Rye] design[s] is the juxtaposition of colour. Unexpected, irreverent combinations that imbue an irresistible summer mood." — Rye
"Matteau Swim was created to be the subtle swimsuit. The one you reach for to feel confident and at east by the water. Simple, comfortable and uncomplicated, our styles are focused on fit and shape to be flattering and firm." — Matteau
"Founded by bikini connoisseur and fashion fanatic Rebecca Klodinsky, Frankie Swimwear's luxurious textiles and classic cuts have attracted a cult following with the likes of Kylie Jenner, Rihanna and Bella Hadid regularly sporting the label. By meticulously re-engineering the basic bikini, the label has single-handedly created a legion of loyal followers, with an undeniable need for high-quality, well-structured swimwear." — Frankie Swimwear
"Born out of a lifelong love affair with the ocean, boutique Australian swimwear label, peony, fuses bohemian nostalgia with refined femininity … inspired by summer's simple joys—diving into the ocean, the smell of coconut oil, the feeling of sand under bare feet and the first bloom of peony flowers, which signal the beginning of summer." — Peony