The humble swimsuit dials up the fun this season. Here are four names you need to know for this summer.
When Maria Dobrzanska Reeves founded Marysia in 2009, little did the Polish-born ballet dancer-turned-designer know exactly how many chords she would strike with the fashion zeitgeist. Having spent most of her life in a ballet leotard or a wet suit, the result was a beautiful blend of the two. Think feminine pieces that ooze delicacy–down to the unfussy scalloped-edges (adding to this style’s recent renaissance). We love it for: its simplicity and easy chicness. Plus, the equally stylish kidswear range that mirrors the big girl get-up takes the gong for most stylish rash vests.
Remember those ridiculously highcut swimsuits that just screamed 1990s? They’re back and leading the pack is London brand Hunza G – formed from 90s stalwart, Hunza, it’s now in a 2.0 version with a new creative director and collaborations with Henry Holland under its (frilly) belt. Upscale followers include Leandra Medine and Rihanna. Perfect for: swim fans looking for a highoctane hit.
Solid & Striped
Call it quintessential LA woman, or quintessential girl with sass; the Solid & Striped muse satisfies both monikers, and is described by the brand as she who “wears her grandmother’s wristwatch and her father’s cologne”. We love it for: the prints! Stripes, gingham and graphic lines have us in a tizzy.
Love Stories Intimates
A favourite amongst the Insta-set, we love how this brand confuses sleepwear and swimwear – in the best way possible. A punchy, star print bikini top could double as a bra; while the louche fur slippers would make for perfect poolside accompaniments. Wear a cossie, and we defy you not to feel like a boss.