11 Stylish Swimwear Brands To Know

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Whether you’re hitting the beach or holing up poolside, you want to look good doing it. From understated styles to maximalist prints, these 12 swimwear brands have everything you need to stay cool this summer…

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APNÉE

Apnée’s environmentally friendly beachwear is made from recycled plastic bottles – and only recycled plastic bottles. But, trust us, its dedication to sustainability doesn’t mean it's scrimped on design. 

Visit ApneeSwimwear.com

ATALAYE

Born in the surf town of Biarritz, Atalaye is about comfort and style in equal measures. Fast-drying fabrics and smart fits mean its contemporary range is always worth a look.

Visit Atalaye.com

BUNKS

Bunks is all about looking after number one. Made with sun-protective materials, its swimwear not only looks good. It protects. Lightweight, comfy and quick drying, its shorts are ideal for long, carefree beach days. 

Visit BunksTrunks.com

CHÉ

Founded by model Oliver Cheshire in 2019, Ché focuses on luxe resort wear. Its range of high-end prints in comfortable fabrics spans short shorts to louche boxy shirts – and is contemporary and cool throughout. 

Visit CheStudios.co.uk

FRESCOBOL CARIOCA

Rio-inspired Frescobol gives holiday dressing a sophisticated edge. Choose from fun prints made of refined fabrics to build a unique but wearable holiday wardrobe.

Visit FrescobolCarioca.com

HEMINGSWORTH

Proudly made in England, Hemingsworth designs for the modern traveller. It’s got two key short styles to know: the laidback Clipper and the more elevated Kulbir, with double pleats and a crossover belt fastening. 

Visit Hemingsworth.com

LOVE BRAND & CO.

The founders of Love Brand & Co have been living the ultimate island dream for a decade now. Taking the Bahamas as their inspiration, they deliver a sophisticated take on resortwear.

Visit LoveBrand.com

ORLEBAR BROWN

This pioneer of poolside style claims to have designed the original tailored swim short. Today, its attention to detail and signature fits still give each piece a touch of luxury. 

Visit OrlebarBrown.com

RIPA RIPA

This 60s-influenced brand from Milan is out to redefine swimwear. Innovative fabrics, tailored fits, Italian flair – they’re all here. 

Visit RipaRipa.com

SUNNO

A champion of recycled swimwear, sibling-owned Sunno is inspired by the Mediterranean at large. Its versatile range spans boxer to mid-length styles. 

Visit SunnoByBeneCape.com

VILEBREQUIN

This St Tropez brand embodies the spirit of the French riviera. Among the vibrant colours and prints, minimalists are catered for too – its block-coloured styles make for a timeless choice. 

Visit Vilebrequin.com

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