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Style Bytes 16 January 2024

Dive into Style: Making Waves with 5 Fabulously Fun Female Swimwear Brands!

Dive into the Season with Our Top Picks for Fabulous Swimwear from 5 Fun Female Brands!

Whether you’re going to frequent fancy pools, exploring gorgeous beaches, or going on a surf trip, finding the right swimwear is a must to embrace the warmth. Plenty of swimwear brands are currently rocking the market, but don’t stress. We’ve gathered the perfect selection of 5 brands that will be perfect for your sunny stay-cation or that perfect beach vacay you’ve been planning and that are fun, inclusive and fabulous.

Words By Erin Visagie


Stocked at fashion retailer SSENSE, Louisa Ballou offers a cute unconventional perspective on resort wear and swimwear for beautifully crafted, luxury clothing for the beach and beyond.

Louisa Ballou was founded in 2018 and offers colourful, bold, eye-catching statement swimwear and pieces that combine quality and fit, functionality and seductive appeal that is made to make the wearers feel strong, sensual, confident and free.

Designed and imagined by the designer’s coastal upbringing, each piece combines the power of nature, art, design, and literature for vibrant, stylish pieces that match the aesthetic of a fun beach trip.

Each pattern is painted by the designer after rigorous research into the colourful works of eclectic artists such as Pierre Soulages and Chris Ofili, and the empowering confidence that’s central to the label is translated through statement silhouettes crafted from Italian mesh, bold prints and daring cutouts for a flattering fit joined by metal rings. What’s not to love?

For a unique print, get the Sex Wax cut-out swimsuit; it’s inspired by surf culture in her native South Carolina and is inspired by the relationship between bodies and the ocean and features the brand’s signature flattering cut-out hoop detail and striking red pattern. Plus the brand has been spotted on trendsetters like the gorgeous model, Bella Hadid.

Louisa Ballou Sex Wax Asymmetric Swimsuit, was $681 now $273, Farfetch


Dive into the world of Fisch, where eco-friendly vibes and beachside glam collide!

Fisch provides swimsuits that are so chic that they make a statement and clean up the ocean – talk about multitasking! FISCH brings you swimsuits made from regenerative nylon crafted from abandoned fishnets.

It’s like fashion with a superhero cape, fighting ocean waste one swimsuit at a time! In 2017, FISCH was one of the first fashion brands to adopt ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon fibre that transforms discarded fishing nets into designer clothes.

Rather than just a fashion statement, each piece is a high-quality, handmade masterpiece, ensuring you stay on top of your fashion game while reducing your carbon footprint. So, why do we adore FISCH?

For its green, eco-chic swimwear that’s not just beach-ready but planet-friendly, too! Because who said saving the world couldn’t be fabulous? Just ask top model Elsa Hosk – she’s already on board with the Fisch Swim wave!

You’ll love the Lucia stretch econyl swimsuit for its fun design. Made of econyl, a 100% recyclable nylon fibre made from ghost fishing nets and other nylon waste, it features trendy and cool cuts and cute mesh for sexy and flattering swimwear.

Fisch + NET SUSTAIN Lucia Stretch-ECONYL Swimsuit, was $439 now $307.93, Net-A-Porter


Get ready to ride the style wave with Isa Boulder, an Indonesian brand making a splash in the fashion world!

With only the coolest renewable materials, Isa Boulder takes fashion up a notch, created by the dynamic duo Cecilia Basari and Yuli Suri.

It’s a brand that supports being fabulous and makes everything tailor-made. Plus, they use recycled fibres and partner with local artists who use traditional dyeing methods – talk about community!

Whether you’re living by the seaside or not, Isa Boulder’s bold knits and crochets are sure to impress. But we shouldn’t forget the cult-favourite swim sets that are like a throwback to the ’80s, with ruched perfection and brassy hues.

Have we mentioned how Instagram-worthy these pieces are? With graphic drapes and retro cuts, It’s not just a swimwear label; it’s a commitment to Bali, sustainability, and looking ridiculously good while doing it!

We especially like the Droplets ruched bikini top and the Jessie metallic ruched briefs. These bikini briefs are perfectly shaped to sit high on the waist, have ruched detailing, stretch waistbands, and provide cheeky coverage for a flattering fit. The gorgeous braided and ruched underwired Droplets bikini top is reminiscent of the mermaid core.

Isa Boulder Jessie Ruched Metallic Stretch-satin Bikini Briefs, $145, Net-A-Porter


Meet Kavala Collective, the ultimate blend of luxury, adventure, and a sprinkle of wanderlust!

Born from the dreamy mind of Kelsey Goodwin, this small women-owned business has become a force of nature in the activewear and surfwear scene and captures the feeling of a beach vacay.

It’s not just about looking fab; it’s about embracing the sweat, sand, sun, and sea – from the juiciest yoga classes to hardcore workouts and the gnarliest surf swells.

Kavala Collective is your ticket to living the yoga, surf, and wanderlust lifestyle with a touch of luxury. And guess what? Kavala Collective has got you covered for those epic surf sessions in their rad surf suits and bikinis straight out of Byron Bay!

Dive in, ride the wave, and look to Kavala Collective for swimwear that makes adventure look oh-so-chic and captures fun and beachy vibes.

These 70s-inspired surf chic bikini and shorts have a print we love this season. With its buttery-soft swim material, triangle shape and adjustable straps, the Kalani top is ideal for all bust sizes. This top also pairs perfectly with the Misool shorts (mid-rise and mid-coverage with just the right amount of cheek). You’ll love it on your next surf trip!

Kavala Collective Kalani Bikini Top, $89, The Iconic


Form and Fold is where beachwear meets liberation for D+ queens! In 2017, Carly and Stephanie joined forces to tackle the swimwear scene exclusively for busty women.

Nestled in Melbourne, Form and Fold waves goodbye to the mundane and hello to swimwear styles that redefine staples with artistic flair and technical finesse that celebrates small backs and embraces bigger busts.

Each piece is a masterpiece that fuses fit, function, and killer design that lifts, shapes, and supports like your favourite bras—or maybe even better!

So, for all the ladies with D+ magic, this is your ticket to beachside bliss, complete with an online checklist and a personalized fit quiz to make finding your dream bathing suit a breeze.

As a member of the Big Titty committee, it’s challenging to find swimwear that feels super comfy and stylish; one stunning set is the silver D-G The Crop metallic underwired bikini top and 90s Rise metallic bikini briefs. The set is 90s-inspired, and the swim crop top features a hidden underwire bra and power mesh sling for the ultimate shape and support. It’s glittery and so fun! Plus, the briefs offer a cute high-rise fit that elongates your legs and is flattering!

Form and Fold D-G The Crop Metallic Underwired Bikini Top, $384, Net-A-Porter