Upgrading your swimwear collection is definitely something to look forward to in the summertime. With all of the fun patterns and bright colours, you’re sure to turn heads. However, bathers can get quite pricey, which can be frustrating if you’re unsure about the quality. We’ve rounded up the top swimwear brands that we think are a great investment for this season and beyond.
Here are the best swimwear brands that are worth the splurge.
Not only are LONDRE‘s styles super cute, but the brand also places a major focus on its environmental impact. So far, LONDRE has recycled 750,000 plastic bottles off of streets and beaches into their sustainable garments. Plus, all of the water used in the process is able to be reused for new materials.
Unika Swim has been taking the Canadian swimwear market by storm, right here from Toronto. The Canadian swimsuit brand carries dozens of different styles for all kinds of body types; high-waisted, high-cut, strapless, and the list goes on. Not only does Unika have a broad range of size-inclusive styles, but they’re all available in a ton of different colours. So whether you’re into bright reds and yellows, or nudes and neutrals, they’ve got it all. Although Unika’s pieces are a bit of a splurge, it’s definitely worth it — the quality is to die for.
Frankies Bikinis is a global online destination for fashion-forward beachwear inspired by Malibu and made in Los Angeles. Known for high-end fabrics, fashion-forward shapes, and cheeky bottoms, these bikinis look great on everybody. Since the company’s inception, it has evolved into a beach lifestyle brand, expanding product offerings to include ready-to-wear clothing and beauty.
The Vancouver-based band, Left On Friday, is serving up all of the summer looks. The Canadian swimsuit brand believes in a life where nothing holds you back, especially your swimsuit. Its designs will keep up with you all day long, whether you’re swimming or surfing.
Solid & Striped offers timeless swimwear, apparel, and accessories for women and men. Not only are the styles so chic, but there’s also a section to shop for sustainable suits that are made from recovered fish nets, industrial plastic, and fabric scraps.
Made from premium Italian fabrics, the swimwear at this brand is cut by hand in a couture factory. The brand’s aesthetic has attracted fans all over the world, including Oscar-winning actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Gwyneth Paltrow. With a focus on vacation wear, Marysia designs with travel in mind, creating collections a woman can wear from day to night.
Saltwater Collective is manufactured closest to home — right here in Toronto. The brand prioritizes the body type and size of the everyday woman, catering to actually realistic figures. Saltwater’s swimsuits are made of high-quality fabrics that come in bold as well as unassuming colours. The bottom line is that this swimwear brand carries some of the trendiest yet practical bathing suits on the market!
Founded by besties Hyla Nayeri and Adrien Bettio, 437 was designed for real women with real bodies, with each swimsuit embracing a woman’s curves. Every style is made with a meticulous cut and luxe fabric in an attention-grabbing print or colour to give you an extra boost of confidence so you can look and feel your absolute best. The brand’s figure-flattering, minimalistic styles will have all eyes on you, whether you’re at the pool or the beach.
Plain and simple, Joanna Griffiths has revolutionized the intimate apparel industry with Knix, a Toronto-based brand that’s designed to make women feel more comfortable in their own skin. Knix now offers awesome swimwear with a handful of styles using that leakproof technology that we all know and love the brand for. Browse one-pieces and two-pieces with bottom coverage options to choose from so you feel confident lounging by the pool!
Byron Bay is a Canadian-based lifestyle brand offering swim and resort wear designed to make each and every woman confident and feel her best self. The brand makes it its mission to produce collections that allow its customers to embrace who they are and feel comfortable every time they put on a Byron Bay swimsuit. Even down to the last detail, all items are designed precisely with a feminine point of view.
Gooseberry Intimates is a Bali-based label, with a minimalistic aesthetic for its swimwear. Since its launch in 2012, the label has continued to grow and is currently available to shop online and in its Bali Boutique. The brand has actually been seen on a ton of celebs including the KarJenners!
Hunza G, the brand with a one-size approach, began in 1984 under the direction of Peter Meadows, who created the iconic crinkle-stretch fabric and high-cut leggy designs that we now know and love. The brand became recognizable in the 90s, thanks to Julia Roberts wearing a Hunza mini dress in Pretty Woman. The brand is still going strong today with modern nostalgia at its core! It brings a unique twist to beachwear and its designs are universally flattering and comfortable.
Summersalt provides both comfortable and stylish bathing suits that fit perfectly. The brand took over 1.5 million body measurements from 10,000 women to design the Summersalt fit! That’s not all though, it even used recycled materials to create fabrics and product packaging! Ensuring you not only look good, but you can also feel good shopping its collections.
Did you know Everlane also has a great swimsuit selection? Well, now you do! You can shop high-quality staple suits that can last you years on end – never going out of style. There’s a mix of bikinis and full pieces in a variety of silhouettes so you can find your perfect fit.
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