Forget buying swimwear just for the beach; vintage-inspired Arabella London puts versatility at the forefront of its designs, creating pieces that bridge the gap between swim and ready-to-wear. The signature convex curve and seamless edges set the brand apart – & Finally’s Anna Vitiello is a fan.
Influenced by a childhood spent by the sea at Sydney’s Fairy Bower, the duo behind the luxe Brit swimwear label source fabrics and design inspo from Italy and France (the doyennes of swimwear), using ethical and sustainable components to discourage waste. Style with a conscience? Sounds like a winner.
We all know Scandis do it better, and Love Stories is a classic example. The brand is, in its own words, ‘sexy but not sex’, meaning flirty frilled bikinis, tie-front one pieces and cold shoulder designs have seductive beach appeal without tipping into too-revealing territory. Shop online or visit the Spitalfields store.
Responsible for putting crochet swimwear on the map, Made by Dawn has transitioned into more grown-up offerings this season; think asymmetric frilled designs, high-neck ruffle pieces and flattering high-waisted styles. Consider these glamorous investment pieces with a difference.
Three Graces may be synonymous with ethereal, floaty summer dresses, but its newly launched swimwear collection is also well worth knowing. Signature block colours are to be expected, but there’s an unexpected pop of bright yellow in the mix – low back fits and high-waisted bikinis are our flattering heroes.