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AS THE GLIMMERING hope of warm weather approaches and we pack away our puffer jackets and skivvies for another year, our minds turn to the uniform of summer: The swimsuit.

While in the past, seeking out the perfect swimsuit may have been a thing of dread, an ongoing commitment to innovation mean that many brands are making waves when it comes to sustainability and inclusivity — and the latest designs offer a wide variety of options that are sure to cater to every body and every taste. There’s the never-out-of-style string bikini, the cut-out halterneck, the high-waisted two-piece or the LBD-esque one-piece: Like I said, something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a new pair of swimmers to love for the summers to come, read on for BAZAAR’s wrap-up of the best swimwear brands to shop this year, from the Australian brands beloved worldwide to the international ones worth your spend.

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Best swimwear brands to buy in 2022

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ANDIE

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COMFORTABLE, SIZE-INCLUSIVE SWIMWEAR IN STYLE

ANDIE

Swimwear brand Andie’s mission is to make swimsuits that focus on comfortable fits, flattering cuts and stylish designs. Find chic one and two-pieces, alongside beach cover ups that can take you from the sand to your dinner reservations. Sizes range from XS to XXXL, and the on the ‘See It In My Size’ page you can see one of their most popular cuts on a range of 65 diverse bodies to see just how size-inclusive they are.

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SEAFOLLY

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BEACH-PERFECT SWIMSUITS

SEAFOLLY

Born on the beaches of Sydney, Seafolly has reached fans worldwide for their playful, stylish designs. Embodying the Australian beach lifestyle, the brand offers a wide range of styles to suit all ages and preferences.

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ZIAH BY ST. AGNI

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MINIMALIST, CHIC SWIMWEAR

ZIAH BY ST. AGNI

From Australian designer brand St. Agni comes Ziah, who offer a range of chic and minimalist swimsuits for those who like to keep things simple. Expect clean lines and cuts from retro bikinis to sleek one-pieces in crisp whites and blacks.

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BOND-EYE

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ECO-FRIENDLY, ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL SWIMWEAR

BOND-EYE

Sydney-born Bond-Eye is all about bold colours, flattering and daring silhouettes, and nostalgic designs. Each piece is thoughtfully crafted from authentic tubular bound crinkle fabric and handmade in Australia. Unsized, the range is designed to fit sizes XS through to L and cup sizes from A to E due to to the uniquely flexible fabrication. 80 per cent of their designs are shaped from regenerated nylon, and the unsized offering means that there’s a reduction of excess stock.

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P.E NATION

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AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER WITH BASIC LUXURY INTIMATES

P.E NATION

Founded by Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning, P.E Nation is all about chic activewear — but their swim range is equally covetable. Find active swimwear that’s a far sight prettier than your primary school swim carnival one-piece, as well as stylish bikinis perfect for lounging poolside.

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SIR. THE LABEL

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MODERN FEMININE SWIMWEAR

SIR. THE LABEL

Established in 2014 by best friend duo Nikki Campbell and Sophie Coote, SIR is all about modern feminine designs — and that philosophy extends to their swim range. Expect fashion-forward prints and a range of flattering cuts from high-waisted to string bikinis and more.

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CUPSHE

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SIZE-INCLUSIVE, PLAYFUL SWIMWEAR

CUPSHE

Affordable and fun-loving, Cupshe is all about empowering all women to feel their best from the pool to the beach. A wide range of designs to suit all tastes are available, including a dedicated range catering to sizes 16 to 30.

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FORM AND FOLD

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SWIMWEAR FOR LARGER BUSTS

FORM AND FOLD

Designed in Australia exclusively for larger busts from D cups upwards, Form and Fold unites practicality and playfulness in the best way. Expect bikinis and one-pieces that are supportive and comfortable, while also being flattering and fashion-forward.

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AEXAE

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CELEBRITY-APPROVED, SUSTAINABLE, SENSUAL SWIMWEAR

AEXAE

Beloved by the likes of the Kardashian sisters and designed between Sydney and London, Aexae (pronounced a-ex-a) is inspired by the sensuality of water and sun. You’ll find slinky pieces that drape across and hug the body beautifully for the sexiest beach snaps. Best of all, every piece of swimwear is crafted from 100 per cent recycled polyester made from plastic bottles, fishing nets, and waste from landfills and oceans worldwide.

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PEONY SWIMWEAR

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RECYCLED SWIMSUITS

PEONY SWIMWEAR

Designed by the sea in Australia, peony swimwear pieces look to the past for inspiration while looking to the future for innovative approaches to design. 100 per cent of swimwear fabrics are made from recycled material, including all printed fabrics, custom textures and inner linings. Sweetly feminine with modern twists, sizes range from XS to XL in flattering bikinis and one-pieces.

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BONDI BORN

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LUXURY MINIMALIST SWIMWEAR

BONDI BORN

Inspired by contemporary Australian style, Sydney-based BONDI BORN create chic and minimalist colour-blocked swimsuits in a range of flattering shapes. Vibrant yet elegant, each piece is carefully designed for the perfect fit with superior longevity.

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REBECCA VALLANCE

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AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER SWIMWEAR

REBECCA VALLANCE

Launched in 2011, Australian designer label Rebecca Vallance is all about luxurious fabrications and thoughtfully considered designs — and that mindset is extended into their swimwear range. Bright colours and vibrant patterns feature across a great range of swimsuit styles from deep V-neck one-pieces to flirty bikinis. Plus, in the recently released Resort & Swim ’22 collection, the swim capsule has been consciously crafted from econyl regenerated yarn — which is made from salvaged fishing nets and industrial plastics that would otherwise be polluting the earth.

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HUNZA G

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NOSTALGIC, ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL SWIMWEAR

HUNZA G

Originally born in 1984, then-Hunza became an instant classic after Julia Roberts donned that iconic cut-out mini dress from the brand in Pretty Woman. Relaunched as Hunza G in 2015, the label retains a core ideal of modern nostalgia, continually looking to the ’80s for that super-chic twist. Their one-size mantra — enabled by cleverly flexible fabrications — fits sizes 6 to 18 and reduces over-production to prioritise sustainability.

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ERES

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TIMELESS AND SENSUAL SWIMWEAR

ERES

At the heart of Eres‘ DNA is a commitment to creating timeless, sensual and feminine pieces that fits like a second-skin to the contours of your body. From simple prints to block colours, in pieces perfect for lounging or dipping, their pieces embody the ideal of luxuriating on a summer’s day.

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FAITHFULL THE BRAND

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HOLIDAY-PERFECT SWIMWEAR

FAITHFULL THE BRAND

B-Corp certified label Faithfull the Brand was founded in Indonesia, and has always retained a sense of summer and a spirit of travel in each and every collection they release. It’s for this reason that their swimwear is always holiday-perfect: It’s truly crafted with R&R in mind. Expect sweetly printed bikinis, one pieces and coordinated resort wear — especially from the first drop of Tropiques, their resort 2023 collection inspired by the lush landscape of French Polynesia.

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CAMILLA

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VIBRANT MAXIMALIST SWIMWEAR

CAMILLA

The queen of kaftans, Camilla Franks, of course has a fittingly maximalist collection of swimwear to brighten up the beach. The latest drop — ‘Our Natural Lore Part II’ — focuses on vibrant colours, luxurious layers and resortwear combos that take you from the pool to the bar. Sizes range from XXS to 4XL to cater to everybody, and all swimwear is crafted from Econyl, a sustainable premium Italian textile created from recycled ocean debris.

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MODIBODI

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PLAYFUL PERIOD SWIMWEAR

MODIBODI

You may know and love Modibodi for their ingenious period-absorbing underwear, and now there’s a new reason to love them with the launch of their latest leak-proof swimwear drop. The One-Shoulder One Piece, Bikini Crop Top, Bikini BriefandHi-Waist Bikini Brief now join existing styles in a range of colours and patterns to suit every taste, with sizes available from XS to 2XL. The period technology features a super-slim gusset that absorbs leaks from light to moderate bleeding, locking them in even when wet so you can always be comfortable.

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DOS SWIM

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BEAUTIFUL SIZE INCLUSIVE SWIMWEAR

DOS SWIM

Founded in 2019, DOS SWIM is inspired by the world travels of its founders, Shay Johnson and Paula Hess. Born of a desire to wear swimsuits that “actually fit right, celebrated their bodies, made them feel confident and expressed their love for colour”, DOS SWIM ranges from XS to 3XL, and has since released collaborative collections with model Paloma Elsesser.

How much should I spend on a swimsuit?

The price range of swimsuits can vary quite extremely, and it’s up to you to decide what feels like the right amount to spend. If you don’t mind spending a little extra for good quality, investing in a brand that offers thoughtfully-produced and sustainable designs often means you’ll get greater longevity from your swimsuit too, saving you money in the long run.

Should you wash your swimsuit after every use?

If you want to extend the life of your favourite pair of swimmers, be sure to follow the care instructions on the label and wash after every three to five wears. If you’re swimming in salt or chlorinated water, you should definitely at least rinse and air dry your togs after every wear, as these types of water can break down the elasticity of your swimmers.

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