20 Aussie swimwear brands to try this summer

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Was it just me, or did that winter drag on for a little bit too long? Struggling out of bed in the freezing cold mornings, I would find myself cursing Jon Snow. But finally we can scrap those #winteriscoming memes and say no Jon, #summeriscoming. The sun is out, the ocean is calling our name – and there’s a long, hot summer on the horizon. No Aussie summer would be complete without the perfect pair of togs, and with some of the greatest beaches in our own backyard, it should come as no surprise that we are home to some of the best swimwear labels and designers in the world.

In no particular order, we’ve compiled a list of 20 different and unique home-grown Aussie swimwear designers and brands to keep your eye out for this summer.

Infamous Swim

This cute little mother-daughter Aussie brand is for “girls who want to be like their Mumma and for the Mum whose daughter is her everything”. With a heavy focus on body positivity, Infamous Swim features a huge range of swimwear for all shapes and sizes and similar sets for children and mothers. We love!

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I’m that girl you like. …. @sarahlshaw @jamesjoel #bondi #bondibather #bondisummer

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Bondi Bather

Based in the iconic Bondi Beach and designed 100% locally by Bondi artists, you’ll be the coolest girl on the block (beach) in these comfy and hand stitched bikinis! Have a gawk over at their website.

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SS19 launching next week 💙 #BTS with @emilykasten @molliezig @scarlettleithold #trianglgirls #comingsoon

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Traingl

Queen of neoprene, Triangl’s cool sport-luxe, block colour swimwear are instantly recognisable and loved all over the world by celebrities and social media influencers. Take a peek at their Instagram which blew up after gaining worldwide attention.

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Under cover. Designed with removable padding, the Sabine one-piece contours and supports your curves, and it’s on sale now.

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Her Line

Looking for something a little more elegant, yet simple? Her Line is for you! Created for the minimalist women, their swimwear line is flattering and effortless. Turn heads this summer without even trying at https://www.her-line.com/

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Banana Hammocks in flight! An amazing capture by @lucasmurnaghan #menwearsluggers #bananahammock

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Sluggers Swimwear

Sluggers are quite possibly the most Aussie thing you’ll see all summer – colourful, bright patterned budgie smugglers. Fellas, these are definitely going to be a look this season. Go crazy at http://sluggers.com.au/

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How cute is she in our Wallflowers UV Suit and matching Hat?

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Babes in the Shade

With the Australian sun harsher than ever, think no further than Babes in the Shade – a swimwear brand passionate about sun protection. They offer a large range of rashies, sun shirts, UV suits, bathers, boardshorts and hats made for men, women and children. All their designs are chlorine resistant, affordable and offer UPF 50+ maximum protection, with colourful and fun designs fit for the whole family.

Zimmerman

Ladies, if you’re looking for something a little luxurious and high-end, look no further than Zimmerman’s swimwear line. Think girlie trimmings, pretty prints and flattering fits.

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Summer 18 • now online #zuluandzephyr photo campaign by @purienne_

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Zulu & Zephyr

Byron Bay born, Zulu & Zephyr is an independent, boutique label that has grown huge in Australia and worldwide through social media. They have stuck to their Byron roots whilst producing bikinis of high quality, flattering cuts and a low-fi aesthetic.

The Rocks Push

This is one mainly for the boys and the men (but ladies you’ll feel great about yourself and the environment purchasing them for someone!). The Rocks Push designs environmentally friendly board shorts that are made from recycled fishing nets and plastic cut-offs. Pretty great, huh? Not only that, they have matching father-son shorts!

Baku

Owned by the Bykerk brother-sister duo, this Aussie brand is designed and made exclusively in Sydney. With a huge range of colours, designs and shapes, there is literally something for everyone. Have a look at their Insta for some summer style inspo.

Camilla

You’d be crazy if you haven’t already heard of this brand. Making serious waves in the Australian fashion scene in the last five+ years, Camilla (owned and created by Camilla Franks herself) screams bohemian-goddess on a yacht. Her swimwear collection is no different – unique one pieces and bikinis with crazy cool designs and lavish embellishments.

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Does it get any better than sustainable polka dot seperates? X #freckle

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Peony

Just like men’s brand ‘The Rocks Push’, Peony is a women’s brand that is one to watch for their introduction of sustainable swimwear fabric. Their new bikinis and one pieces start off as nylon waste like fishing nets and carpets and are turned into gorgeous (and environmentally friendly) summer essentials!

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New goggles ✔ New #funkytrunks ✔ Abs on ✔What more are you waiting for #funkytrunkers? #getfunkd

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Funky Trunks

Boys should be able to make big statements with their swimwear too! With Funky Trunks, they definitely can. Just like the name suggests, this Aussie label is all about blinding neon colours and patterns – but are also designed for serious athletes. They have been adapted by national and Olympic swimmers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pop a pair on to lie on the beach!

Funkita

If the name wasn’t enough to give it away, Funkita is the sister brand of Funky Trunks – created a few years after the original brand’s incredible success. Designed by athletes, the brand places emphasis on their long-lasting, comfy style of swimsuit providing support no matter how vigorous the workout. If you’re anything like me and your summer workout revolves around sipping a cocktail by the pool, hey at least you’ll be comfortable.

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Digging in our cactus range! 🌵🏖

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Platypus Australia

Another staple this summer if you have children is Platypus Australia – a leading UV swimwear brand for women and children. With loads of bright prints screaming summer of fun and 50+ UV protection, you can’t go wrong.

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What Mrs Squiggle the woman from the moon is wearing…

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RYE

This Aussie brand is producing quite possibly the coolest piece of swimwear I’ve ever seen – the scallop edged bikini. Squiggly, bright and colourful, these bikinis are taking over Insta as the new quirky must-have for summer. They also sell other swimwear in equally cool patterns and colours.

Seafolly

Internationally recognised, Seafolly are constantly nailing effortless cool with their on-trend designs made for all shapes and sizes. The best part? Their collections range from women’s to men’s and children – so shop for the whole family in one place!

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🙌 The Gisele Long Sleeve Suit in Blueberry via @theiconicau

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Duskii Active

This brand is combining high performance activewear and swimwear to offer some functional, yet stylish must-haves for summer. We are loving the ‘Gisele’ – a long sleeved, frontal zip swim suit.

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It’s finally bikini weather! Find your perfect match instore and online now. #taptoshop

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Tigerlily

Everything about this brand yells Aussie – iconic patterns, relaxed colours and a cool boho vibe. You’ll be the one on everyone’s radar with these – trust us, you can spot Tigerlily’s swimmers a mile away.

Palm

Sometimes you just need something simple and easy, that’ll still make you look great. Cool-girl brand Palm is just that. Using classic and minimal designs, the brand tailors to the female form and places an emphasis on fine detail. See their pieces and how they style them on their Instagram.

There you have it – a hearty list to help you look good, stay safe, protect the environment and match with the fam. #summeriscoming

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