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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If you're looking for swimsuits with style and quality in equal measure, Australian swimwear brands should be at the top of your summer vacation shopping list. 

Hailing from a country full of stunning beaches and endless sunshine, the Aussies know a thing or two about what makes the best swimsuits. Ideal for adding to your travel capsule wardrobe, there's no better investment this season, and the right swimwear will make you look and feel your best on the beach.

The swimwear trends 2023 indicate that vivid brights and playful patterns are all the rage, and the best Australian swimwear brands offer this by the bucket load. Doubling up as some of the best sustainable swimwear brands, these incredibly chic labels provide an ethical purchase as well as a fashion-forward one. Whether you’re after the perfect black one-piece or a statement color-blocking bikini, these Australian swimwear brands cater to all shapes, sizes and tastes for the perfect poolside look.

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 2023, 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, so you can elevate your look with this year's best beach bags.

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2. Andie Swim

Models wearing best Australian swimwear brands Andie Swim

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With 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 its swimsuits, giving your best bra a run for its money. Andie Swim don’t compromise on style either, so expect cool color block designs in a variety of shapes to suit all styles.

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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 women looking for supportive swimwear in cup sizes D+. 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 the brand's functional yet stylish designs. Say goodbye to boring, unsupportive swimwear and embrace 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 a selection of sizes. Extremely versatile, the cups will fit an A-E and the briefs can be worn low, mid or high rise, whatever takes your fancy! Go for its perfectly pared-back one-pieces or add a nostalgic spin with fun tie-dye prints that can be styled with the best beach cover ups for a bohemian feel. The brand has 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, fitting into this year's '90s fashion trends. 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 its 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, this Australian brand's 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. For the most glamorous of poolside looks, this is the place to shop.

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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 its swimwear carefully crafted from 100% recycled materials.

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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 its clothes.

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Charlie Bell

Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, 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.

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