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26 Australian swimwear designers you should know

Australian Swimwear Designers

A good swimsuit is a pillar in many Australian wardrobes. A good swimsuit can withstand sun, sand, chlorine and tomato sauce spills – but a great one can also make you feel a million bucks. It should also incredibly versatile – able to double as a party outfit when days by the ocean drift into nights in the bar. Wear it under your sheer dresses, hiking or even gardening? It's your party.

Given our sun-baked lifestyle, it should come as no surprise that Australian designers do swimwear extremely well. Best of all, one might argue. Below, our pick of the best Australian swimwear labels.


1. Faithfull The Brand

Price range: $28$110

Romantic silhouettes and prints are what makes Faithfull The Brand so...ephemeral. Founded in 2014, each piece is thoughtfully produced to evoke a sense of summer and a spirit of travel. You'll find a mix of clean and simple off-duty wear, along with vibrant and unique patterns ready to transport you to a holiday frame of mind.

Sing up to their site for 15% off your first order, and receive free standard shipping on all domestic orders over $150 (or complimentary express shipping on all orders over $300).


2. SIR.


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Price range: $70—$300

Known for its romantic ready to wear collections, SIR has expanded into swimwear, and it's exactly as good as you'd imagine. Clean considered lines and cuts set the mood for nostalgic and swim sets and one pieces you'll be wearing for years to come. With founders hailing from Sydney, you'll be strapped to find anything more suited to Australian summer. From balconette bras and high-waisted bottoms to flossy string bikinis, there's something for everyone.

You'll get free shipping on all orders over $300, easy 14-day returns – and you can sign up for 10% off your first order.


3. Jets


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Price range: $19—$280

An Australian swim staple for over 20 years, Jets is a constant for many. Offering design-led innovation, attention to detail & quality craftsmanship, sophisticated and effortless pieces arrive to make the modern woman look and feel their best season after season. Sleek and timeless in design, Jets is the most reliable out there for quality and streamlined pieces.

Sign up to their newsletter to receive $30 off your first purchase.


4. Seafolly


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Price range: $29$230

A classic through and through. If Seafolly doesn't spark memories of spending hours on the beach until the sun dips behind the hill, we don't know what will. Intended for all bodies and all personalities, Seafolly offers an extensive range of prints and cuts for the perfect pairing.

Join their online 'Beach Club' for $20 off your first order. Free shipping is available for orders over $100.


5. Roxy


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Price range: $28$150

There's something so nostalgic about Roxy – the brand that dominated our childhood beach trips. The cult brand is a classic for a reason – and a favourite amongst pro surfers – for their comfortable, surf-friendly designs and fun summery prints. They offer just about every style and accessory you could want – from rash vests and neoprene surf suits to string bikinis and board shorts – and all for a competitive price.

Join the brand's 'Roxy Club' to enjoy free shipping and returns.


6. Bydee


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Price range: $29$149

Aussie swimwear brand Bydee covers you on many fronts – from swimwear to intimates and resort wear. Their sustainably-minded approach, and fun, bold patterns have garnered them a solid fan base, and they offer free shipping Australia and New Zealand-wide for orders over $150.


7. Bondi Born


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Price range: $140—$325

Elegant, sophisticated swimwear and resort wear using high quality fabrics and premium local craftsmanship. Each piece is sleek, minimal, and crafted in a way that makes the wearer feel secure and confident with a strong commitment to sustainability and B Corporation certification. Bondi Born caters to a range of sizes, so for those with a bigger bust looking for something elevated and chic, Bondi Born is the one for you.

There's free shipping and returns on all orders over $200, and first-time purchases through their website can enjoy a 10% discount.


8. Matteau


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Price range: $145—$360

With a simple and considered ethos and swimwear that will last almost a lifetime, the Matteau manifesto is easy: silhouettes that will be forever relevant to reduce consumption and boost confidence. Founded by sisters Ilona Hamer and Peta Heinsen, the duo offer easy shapes reinforced by quality fabrications meaning that Matteau is hard to move past.

Matteau offer free shipping on all orders over $290 in Australia, and same-day delivery on weekdays to Sydney metro addresses.


9. Sauce Swim


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Price range: $50—$280

Sauce Swim is the new kid on the block, made from regenerated nylon using post-consumer materials that fill our oceans and landfill, like old fishing nets and forgotten clothes. Sauce is small run and minimal waste, making each suit just a little extra special, not to mention cute. For those looking for itsy bitsy bikinis that aren't boring, Sauce have you covered.

If you sign up to their website, you can enjoy 10% off your first order, and access to exclusive new drops.


10. She Made Me


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Price range: $115—$129

For the nostalgic ones. She Made Me swimwear is handmade crochet swim crafted by artisans in Bali, a brand that nods to the 70s and instils a beautiful, human connection within each piece. Although the garments are crafted in Bali, the brand is based in Byron Bay.

Signing up to their website will give you 10% off your first order over $100.


11. Zulu & Zephyr


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Price range: $52—$185

Another born in Bondi Beach, Zulu & Zephyr is a seasoned classic. Owned and operated by a small team of creatives, founders Candice and Karla Rose's Zulu & Zephyr is an ode to the modern woman and beach culture. It caters to bigger busts, which is a refreshing point of difference too.

Complimentary shipping is included on all orders over $200 in both Australia and New Zealand.


12. Fella Swim


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Price range: $38—$270

With an emphasis on fit, simplicity and fabric, FELLA celebrates the female form with premium swimwear that enhances and endures. Informed by the body and influenced by art, life and the world, FELLA’s designs blend retro nostalgia with crisp, clean lines.

Fella offers complimentary express shipping on orders over $300 in Australia, or for $12 for orders under $300.


13. Triangl


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Price range: $119—$209

If you have a penchant for colour and print, Triangl is your ticket. Stringy styles that cover the bare minimum, balconettes, and high-waisted bottoms, for those wanting to bring colour into their swim wardrobes, Triangl is a one-stop-shop. You'll be hard pressed not to find a fun style with Triangl.

Triangl offers express shipping at a flat rate of $20 per order, with deliveries usually delivered within 3-5 working days.


14. Christopher Esber


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Price range: $155$495

Another non-exclusively swimwear brand, Christopher Esber's eponymous label has branched into swimwear that takes cues from his bikini-tie inspired ready-to-wear pieces. Elevated beachwear intended to melt into your wardrobe.

Sydney metro customers are eligible for our same day delivery service at a flat fee of $25 (for orders over $399). They also offer complimentary express shipping with all Australian orders over $350.


15. Cooke & Kin


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Price range: $84$130

Byron Bay's own Olive Cooke started her own swim and resortwear label back in 2019, focussed on the goal of crafting timeless beachwear that is responsibly made with consideration for people and the planet in every stitch. Each of their exclusive prints are designed in-house, drawing inspiration from Cooke's own connection to nature and memories collected from her travels around Australia and overseas. Cuts are designed to be flattering and sporty, and able to be mixed and matched.

Cooke & Kin offers free shipping in Australia for all orders over $300. You can also sign up to their website to receive 10% off your first order.


16. Myra Swim


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Price range: $70$230

Sleek lines and warm neutrals are the fundamentals of Myra swim. Created with an intention to celebrate all bodies, Myra draws inspiration from 80s and 90s silhouettes applies with modern fabrications and ideals. The best of both worlds, simplified.

Sign up to their site for $15 off your first full-priced purchase.


17. Bamba Swim


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Price range: $29$159

Designed by a small team of creatives that grew up along the coastal borders of Western Australia, Bamba swim is imbued with motifs of 80s silhouettes and prints. Leopard, Hawaiian, and Zebra prints mix with neon block colours and trims for the most fun you've had in a bikini in a while. If you're pining for a hot girl summer, Bamba Swim is the way to prepare.

Complimentary shipping is available for all orders over $250.


18. Lahana Swim


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Price range: $63$110

Fun, youthful swimwear that takes cues from 80s high-cut silhouettes married with minimal shapes. For those looking to inject unabashed sensuality and colour into their swimwear wardrobe's, this one's for you.

Australian orders can enjoy free standard shipping on orders over $160.


19. Tigerlily


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Price range: $69$169

For those with more bohemian tendencies, Tigerlily will never fail you. Classic swim shapes imbued with quietly busy prints, Tigerlily will transport you elsewhere. One of the most recognised Australian swim names on the market, your Tigerlily piece will be instantly recognisable.

Australian orders over $150 are eligible for free standard shipping, and you have a 30-day window to make a return online or in store.


20. Peony Swimwear


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Price range: $54$290

Can't go past a classic. Feminine silhouettes and floral prints bring us back to the Peony namesake time and time again. As part of the brand design language, peony champions sustainability and is the eco-pioneer in the swimwear category. All peony pieces are made entirely from recycled and sustainable fabrications; this includes all printed fabrics, custom main fabrics and inner linings.

Complimentary shipping is available for all orders over $200. You can also get 10% off your first order by signing up to their website.


21. Palm Swimwear


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Price range: $90$340

Made to order swimwear that embodies joyfulness and youth. Palm swimwear aims to be modern yet classic, unique yet transcendental, high-quality yet sustainable; duality than can be achieved in a modern making age. Core fabric is made from recycled Italian ECONYL® fibres which is a material regenerated from waste plastics and old fishing nets to create a fabric that is fully and endlessly regenerable.

You can subscribe to their site for 10% off.


22. RAQ


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Price range: $70$310

As the name suggests, RAQ Apparel is all about supporting you where you need it most: your boobs. For the longest time, larger-breasted people were excluded from accessing cute, edgy and flattering swimsuits because the industry didn't care enough to cater to cup sizes above a C. Melbourne-based founder, Sophia Argyropoulos, set a new standard when she launched RAQ, a swimsuit brand with a stylish offering that caters to an overwhelming 56 size range. How's that for putting your money where your mouth is.

All orders over $150 automatically receive free express shipping.


23. Form and Fold


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Price range: $110$210

Another example of an Australian brand that goes above and beyond when it comes to fit. Form and Fold is based out of Melbourne and helmed by Carly Warson and Stephanie Korn, lifelong friends who bonded over their shared frustration at the lack of choice for people with D+ cup sizes. Not only have they created a range of swimsuits exclusively for D+ breasts, but they've made them flattering and functional too.

Free shipping is available for all orders over $265. You've got up to 14 days to try your items in your home, and you can return full-priced items for a refund.


24. Hakea Swim


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Price range: $65$340

Hakea Swim prefaces that it's made for "water women". Those who are active, spending their days in the surf or running along the beach, and so these swimsuits are made with movement in mind. They're practical, but not dowdy. Stylish, but will stay on when you come off your board. Plus, Hakea Swim designs chic rashie swim tops, for those conscious about the potent Australian UV rays.

Subscribe for 10% off first purchases, and enjoy free express delivery for orders over $250.


25. Camp Cove Swim


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Price range: $95$220

When Katherine Hampton founded Camp Cove Swim in 2013, otherwise known as the peak of Instagram swimsuit brand days, her cozzies were like a cleansing sorbet. With fun prints, cheeky, flattering cuts, and a sustained commitment to manufacturing in Jervis Bay on New South Wales' South Coast, a decade later Camp Cove Swim remains unmatched.

Free shipping is included for all orders over $250.


26. Asta Resort


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Price range: $86$175

Designed in Sydney and responsibly made across Australia, Bali and Hong Kong, Asta Resort make flirty swimsuits fit for your tropical holiday. We love the beaded bikinis and they make the perfect sporty and cropped rash top. Hailey Bieber and Delilah Parillo are fans.

Get 10% off your first order when you get on the list for CLUB ASTA, and enjoy complimentary shipping on orders over $250.


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