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Summer Style: The Best Designer Swimwear for 2021

With the mercury well on its way to higher levels, it’s time to sort out your best beach attire for the long days soaking up Vitamin D. Luckily there’s a wave of brilliant designer swimwear labels to keep you looking fabulous whether you’re lapping up the waves, sipping a cocktail poolside or partying in the sun. All the best is on display – from bikinis to board shorts, one-piece swimsuits to swimming briefs, these designer swimwear brands have your summer style sorted.

Bondi Born

The luxury Australian swimwear brand emphasises quality and sustainability using advanced fabrics for superior fit and feel. Its pared-back, sleek silhouettes feature in everything from one-piece swimsuits, bikinis and even rashguards.

Victoria’s Secret

The American brand is well-known for its lingerie lines and beauty products. While less synonymous with swimwear products, the designer brand produces some classic bikini styles and fashion-forward one-pieces. Think bold colours and lingerie-inspired silhouettes that can be mixed and matched to create the ultimate seaside look.


The size-inclusive swimwear includes modern one-pieces and bikinis and modest options like high-neck suits, swim shorts, rash guards, swim tunics, and even swim leggings. They use data from nearly 1.5 million body measurements to ensure the most accurate fitting bathing suits.

Frankies Bikinis

For effortlessly cool Malibu vibes, Frankie Bikinis is the place to go. Since its inception, the label has expanded into ready-to-wear and beauty products that embody a beach-going lifestyle.


While the luxury fashion house is well established for handbags and accessories, its great range of men’s designer swimwear makes the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe. The signature GG pattern continues to be a style staple and many of its swimwear pieces can double as a casual summer short.


The Italian luxury fashion house has a stunning summer collection for the beach and the pool. Versace’s range of women’s swimwear spans printed one-piece swimsuits, bikinis, silk cover-ups, beach dresses, and halter tops. Its men’s collection features swim briefs and trunks. Whatever style you choose, Versace’s signature Italian-inspired prints and bold designs will make a statement at the beach.


Defined by simple, elegant silhouettes in vibrant colours, Araks designer swimwear is consciously crafted with sustainability at the forefront. Its swimwear collection feels like a small piece of everyday luxury designed to make women feel at ease and enhance natural beauty.

Monday Swimwear

The size-inclusive designer swimwear brand creates pieces for all different body types. Its unique style is feminine, chic and flattering, specifically sculpted for a comfortable fit. Whether it’s a one-piece, bikinis or simply a caftan dress, Monday’s huge selection of silhouettes is the perfect pairing for summer.

Jade Swim

The perfect balance between chic and classic, Jade Swim’s minimalist silhouettes with modern, experimental details will elevate your style this summer. The sustainable swimwear brand is known for classic pieces with innovative details. Think diagonal cut-outs in the back, triangle tops with high-waist bottoms and strapless numbers with ruched detailing and metallic finishes.

Ralph Lauren

For the men who want to make a designer statement this summer, Ralph Lauren’s selection of print boardshorts are sure to impress. Defined by bright, bold all-over prints, the designer swim shorts are a mid-rise, elasticated drawstring waist design with side slit pockets that will stand out in the sun.


The luxury Brazilian brand captures vibrant energy with its artfully hand-embroidered collections. Defined by detailed embroidery and bold prints, the designer swimwear features elegant silhouettes and stylish patterns that add an air of luxury to your summer outfit.

Tom Ford

The eponymous luxury brand is no novice when it comes to creating brilliant luxury fashion collections. Its designer swimwear for men is certainly worth investing in if you want to make a splash this summer. The men’s swim shorts are a sure-fire way to grab attention at the beach and the mid-rise, front fastening, mid-length shorts and both convenient and attractive.

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