9 Australian swimwear brands to add to your summer wardrobe

These are the standout Australian swimwear brands you need to know about this summer

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When it comes to swimwear, no one does it quite like Australian swimwear brands. Seeing as the country is full of stunning beaches and endless sunshine it comes as no surprise that the Aussies are pros at creating super stylish swimwear.

Luckily, thanks to the internet, we can get a little piece of Aussie sunshine delivered to our doors, as just like with the best Australian clothing brands, there are a plethora of Australian swimwear brands that deliver around the world. Giving a nod to some of the biggest swimwear trends 2022 has on offer, many of the brands are also highly sustainably aware, to help you shop with peace of mind. 

With some of the best bathing suits on the market, these swimwear pieces are built to last, making them a worthy addition to your summer capsule wardrobe. Whether you’re after the perfect black one-piece or a statement color-blocking bikini, there is something to suit all body types. From high-waisted bikini briefs for a retro silhouette to feminine ruffles that can redefine your silhouette and pretty floral prints that will always maintain their style credentials, the right swimwear will make you look and feel great on the beach. Just team with the best sunglasses and the best sandals and you’re ready to make a splash. Maybe our friends in Australia can send over some sunshine too…

The best Australian swimwear brands as chosen by our fashion team

1. Seafolly

Models wearing best Australian swimwear brands Seafolly

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One of the more recognizable of the bunch, Seafolly has stores across the world including the USA, and is stocked in UK department stores such as Selfridges and John Lewis & Partners. If you want to tap into the vibrancy of the fashion color trends 2022, the line is not short of eye-catching prints, bold colors, and playful textures for a glamorous look that will take your swimwear to new sartorial heights. There are heaps of beachwear and accessories to complete the look too.

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2. Andie Swim

Models wearing best Australian swimwear brands Andie Swim

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Boasting a size range of XS-XXXL, Andie Swim is one of the best plus size swimwear brands to shop. A comfortable fit is guaranteed, with the brand promising “no more adjusting, tugging or pulling”. So whether you’re posing poolside or taking a deep dive into the ocean, you’ll feel fully supported in one of their swimsuits. They don’t compromise on style either, so expect cool color block designs in a variety of shapes that can be adjusted to suit your style.

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3. Form and Fold

Models wearing best Australian swimsuit brands Form and Fold

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This Australian swimwear brand is a game-changer for any D+ women. Melbourne-based designers Carly and Stephanie have not only removed the struggle of finding swimwear that fits but also champion making women feel confident through their functional yet stylish designs. Say bye to boring, unsupportive swimwear and embrace their body-sculpting silhouettes, clean lines, and soft color palette.

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4. Bond-Eye

Models wearing best Australian swimsuit brands Bond-Eye

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Bond-Eye swimwear collection is all unsized and designed to fit an XS through to an L thanks to the brand’s signature stretchy crinkle fabric that adapts to your body. Extremely versatile, the cups will fit an A-E cup and the briefs can be worn low, mid or high rise, whatever takes your fancy! Go for their perfectly pared-back one-pieces or add a nostalgic spin with their fun tie-dye prints. They have plenty of sustainable credentials too, using recycled fabrics and solar-energy.

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5. Fella

Models wearing best Australian swimsuit brands Fella

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Nineties minimalism is at the core of the Fella brand and one of the key fashion trends 2022 has to offer. Launched back in 2012, Fella sought to “bring simplicity, texture and a modern kind of modesty to sun-seeking women everywhere.” The designs are unfussy, and timeless with a hint of nostalgia. Using a signature textured cloth, the swimwear smooths, supports and enhances your shape much like wearing the best underwear.

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6. Monte and Lou

A model wearing the Best Australian Swimsuit brands Monte and Lou

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Monte and Lou was founded in Sydney, Australia by two best friends who share 35 years of industry knowledge and proven experience within swimwear design. With that in mind, they created a swimwear brand that is brimming with vibrant, feminine prints crafted from high-quality fabrics and designs that fit and flatter up to a size 16. It’s all in the details and Monte and Lou pay very close attention to the little things—think shelf bras for extra support, adjustable straps and clever ruching. As well as bikinis and bathing suits, there’s plenty of beach cover-ups too for a fully coordinated beach-ready look.

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7. Zimmermann

Models wearing best Australian swimsuit brands Zimmermann

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Not only do Zimmermann do some of the best dresses, but their resort collection is well worth a look-in too. It may feel like a bit of a splurge, but as one of the biggest names in fashion right now, the designs are worth the investment. Known for its laidback, bohemian styles, think cute crochet, feminine frills and relaxed silhouettes that are made for a life lounging on a hammock.

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8. Peony

Models wearing best Australian swimsuit brands Peony

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Australian swimwear brand Peony is as pretty as the bloom itself. With beautiful prints hand-sketched and designed in its studio in Australia, expect unique patterns that stand out from the rest from girly gingham to ditsy florals all in a soft color palette. The brand champions sustainability too with their swimwear carefully crafted from 100% recycled materials, making them one of the best sustainable swimwear brands too.

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9. SIR the label

Models wearing best Australian swimsuit brands SIR the label

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If minimalism is your jam, then SIR is the brand for you. An acronym for “separates, intimates, and ready-to-wear”, the collection is sleek, pared-back, and extremely effortless. Full of wardrobe essentials all in a fairly muted color palette, expect lots of monochrome, classic polka dot prints, and simple silhouettes. With great clothes too, once you’ve kitted yourself out in the swimwear section, we highly recommend taking a peek at their clothes.

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Charlie is the Acting Deputy Fashion Editor across multiple women’s magazines and also a freelance fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor. 

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Woman & Home, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys. 

With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.