You have found the most beautiful hotel with the most amazing view.
You’ve decided, above all, what your favorite sunbed is, and your tan is accelerating at a speed similar (even more important) to your friendship with the bartender. It’s a perfect poolside scene.
Don’t spoil it by wearing some old denim shorts over your bikini for lunch … maximize your absolutely fabulous vacation vibe with equally killer resort wear.
Boteh, a resort and swimwear brand based in Byron Bay, was launched during the pandemic with a mission to support artisanal techniques and responsibly made fabrics. The brand, which has gathered UK wholesalers such as Browns, Matches and Harrods over the past year, is fond of mosaic and paisley prints in organic cotton and flax linen. Brand founder Amelia Mather studied textiles at university and therefore hand block printing, Ikat weaving and specialized dyeing processes are in the spotlight. The result is an elevated boho vibe that looks as good in a beach hut in Nicaragua as it does in a bay on Capri.
Price range: £ 62- £ 381.
Available to: Browns, Farfetch, Harrods and Matches
Anyone in the beachwear market that doubles as clubwear should check out the bright and glittering Milanese swimwear brand Oseree, whose glittering stretch lurex pieces have become a glittering benchmark, from Ibiza’s dance floors to terraces of the bars of Tulum. Tiny bikinis, lamé sarongs and micro minis exude seventies glamor, but it’s the lurex dresses with shimmering feather trims that drop to the floor that make a villa party really worth it.
Price range: £ 180-475.
Available to: Harrods, Browns and Selfridges
Launched by three sisters in 2020, Second Summer is a minimal beachwear brand inspired by the casual cool of Ibiza. Specializing in eco-dyed linens and Econyl swimwear in a muted palette, the brand makes timeless garments that will work summer after summer; without spending a fortune.
Price range: £ 80- £ 260
Are you looking for something to wear for your next wedding? Amotea is an event clothing brand founded in Rome in 2019, which produces forever feminine yet sophisticated garments inspired by the romanticism of the Italian Riviera. In addition to a capsule of basic ready-to-wear garments for the beach of shorts, shirts and ribbed knitwear, Amotea is dressed in tired maxi skirts, floral coordinated and dresses perfect for weddings in the warm season and glamorous nights of Positano.
Price range: £ 125 – £ 600
Alexandra Miro launched her namesake label with a unique sculptural swimsuit – named “Lara” after Lara Stone – in 2017. The sell-out style prompted the London-based designer to branch out into bold, ultra flattering swimwear and resort wear. , made in Portugal and India respectively. If you like colorful and feminine prints, belted swimsuits and kaftans that sweep the floor without apologizing glamorously, this is for you.
Price range: £ 190- £ 450.
Available to: Browns, Farfetch and MyTheresa
Australian swimwear label Triangl rose to fame when it launched in 2012 with its signature neoprene bikinis, but has since expanded into everything from sparkly lurex to terry and even velvet. In 2021 the brand launched the 3-piece swimsuit: a bikini plus matching hot pants, miniskirt or sarong – your one-way ticket to Bondi beach babe.
Price range: £ 65- £ 130
Agua by Agua Bendita
Agua by Agua Bendita has been making swimwear in Colombia since 2003. Made by Medellin artisans, the brand pays homage to Latin America with designs inspired by the biodiversity and culture of the area: think romantic flowers, palm prints and delicate embroidery at but no. From flattering high-waisted bikinis and mini ditsy to dramatic one-shoulder dresses, the pieces are great for drama with a day-to-night vibe.
Price range: £ 115- £ 1500
Available to: Harrods, Matches, Koibird, Net-a-Porter
Catherine Johnson initially launched Three Graces London in 2015 as a luxury nightwear brand. However, when she discovered that people were flocking to Selfridges to buy her white cotton floaty nightgowns to wear on the beach, launching beachwear became the natural next step. She thinks of floating and very fine silk and linen in splendid Greek and “grammatical” styles.
Price range: £ 250- £ 730. Available to: Farfetch, Matches and Net-a-Porter.
Georgia Thompson, a graduate of Central Saint Martins, worked as a designer for Reiss, Topshop, French Connection and Heidi Klein before launching her own label in 2016. And her experience and knowledge of technical cuts and workmanship prove it, from the delicate work cut on the double-lycra digital prints with the face, these are beach dresses in which you will feel more beautiful.
Price range: £ 275- £ 425.
If your idea of the perfect vacation involves drifting off the pool to an Aperol spritz at sunset with no scruples or needing to change clothes, pack your suitcase with Kalita. Born from an idea by London-based Texan-Iraqi Kalita Al Swaidi who has more stamps in her passport than most, each piece is cut from parachute silk, hand-dyed by artisans and designed to go beautifully from the beach the bar.
Price range: £ 350- £ 820. Available to:Matchesfashion.com, Net-a-Porter and Moda Operandi.
This Los Angeles-based cool-girl label rose to social media fame with its coveted crescent-shaped bamboo “Ark” clutch bag and is now a major player when it comes to high-fashion party wear. From crochet sets to cropped shoulder dresses and gorgeous bikinis, Cult Gaia is chic, sustainable and tailored. You will be invited for a drink on someone’s yacht in no time at all.
Price range: £ 655- £ 2750
Available to: Moda operandi.
Inspired by a love story with Bali, Cloe Cassandro launched her eponymous brand in 2016. Her signature creased silk designs are all ethical and handcrafted using Indonesian tailoring techniques and handcrafted batik.
Price range: £ 104- £ 290. Available to: Net-a-Porter, Moda Operandi and Browns.