So you’ve had your eyes set on the best secret beach escapes in NSW and assembled the hottest boutiques to shop at Sydney’s Bondi Beach – but before you take a dip in the pools of these iconic beaches you’ll want the perfect swimwear for a full-filled day of frolicking.
Take your cue from one of these swimwear designers and brands hailing from Sydney as they offer everything from the latest trends, chic colours, stylish cuts and the finest fabrics. Discover the best piece for your bod in this guide to swimwear in Sydney.
Swimwear prints created by local Bondi photographers and artists
Hailing from Bondi, the creators of Bondi Bather share their love for their hometown through a ‘smokin’-hot’ swimwear collection. With super-flattering styles including the ‘Australian Cut’ (a take on the Brazilian) and abstract photographic swimwear prints on their swimwear that show off the iconic Bondi Beach, their line is a stylish way to show off that beach bod.
Mix of tribal and boho prints
Available at various outlets.
Tribal prints, vibrant colours and bohemian details– if all of these tickle your fancy, there’s no doubt Camilia is the swimwear label for you. Apart from swimwear, this Aussie institution also carries a collection of bold kaftans embellished with exuberant colours and prints, precious silk fabrics and detailed crystals.
Classic swimwear for the modern woman.
Founded by Tuyen Nguyen and Michael Lim in 2014, her. is a swimwear label based in Sydney. The swimwear collection compromises classic silhouettes and pared-back lines, resulting in timeless pieces that fit effortlessly into your wardrobe. Every piece is made and designed in Australia using the highest quality European fabric and tailoring that feels luxurious against bare skin.
Simple designs, bold colours
Brought to you by Aussie girl, Gemma Thomas, Ocean Gem was created when the design graduate decided to turn her passion for swimwear into a career. The result? Simple yet eye-catching designs made with the most comfortable fabrics.
Soft, romantic prints with a bohemian touch
Stocked at Hope & May, 2/29 Brigantine Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481 | Also available at various stockists.
Born out of a lifelong love affair with the ocean, boutique Australian swimwear label, Peony, fuses bohemian nostalgia with refined femininity to create swimwear made for chasing the sun. Luxe fabrics, fluid silhouettes and distinctive prints make up peony’s signature aesthetic, which is complimented by delicate details and an authentic handmade feel.
One-pieces and sculptural bikinis
2 / 2 – 16 Glenmore Road Paddington NSW 2021 | Also available at various locations and online.
Early in its evolution, Zimmermann took the bold step of fusing fashion with swimwear. It soon found its footing with the fashion elite. Zimmermann’s bold original prints, beautifully made one-pieces and sculptural bikinis create a new point of reference in flattering, sexy and stylish swimwear. Keep a look out for a collection of chic resortwear to go along with their stunning swimwear.