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The Best Aussie Swimwear Labels To Shop For Summer 2024

By Sammy Preston

Australia is responsible for launching some of the most hyped swimwear brands in the world. So, there’s no need to look further than our local waters if you are keen to upgrade your swim wardrobe this season. 

Yes, nobody knows how to do the beach or pool better than Aussies do, so here at Urban List we're spotlighting our most-loved local swimwear designers. Some of them are big-time and coveted by celebrities all over, like Matteau and Zimmermann. Some are relative newcomers bringing fresh, sustainably-made suits to the front—like Sauce Swim from Sydney. Whatever your vibe, there's definitely something for you. 

The Best Australian Swimwear Labels To Shop In 2024

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Peony

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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Peony is our go-to brand for pretty florals, feminine prints, and stylish retro silhouettes. Their entirely recycled and sustainable fabrics will also give you a little something extra to feel good about with every wear. Go for something classic like this seashell white "Holiday" balconette top or this Riviera-ready striped triangle.

Bond-Eye

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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Worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, and Kaia Gerber, Bond-Eye is the Aussie swim label on the up and up. Designed and handmade in Aus, each of the pieces is fashioned in original unsized tubular fabric made famous in the 80s.

Andie Swim

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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Designed with every body in mind—Andie Swim's suits are as comfortable as they are flattering. If the thought of hitting the beach in ill-fitting lycra gives you nightmares, Andie is the label for you. Shop classic swim styles in a range of staple colours in sizes XS to XXXL. Andie's fit team is also on hand to answer all your curly questions.

Faithful The Brand

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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Inspired by summer and the spirit of travel, Faithful's feminine asethetic has been winning hearts since the label launched back in 2014. Get in a holiday frame of mind with vintage floral prints in soft salt haze hues and classic cuts.

Sir

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
Image Credit: Sir | Instagram

We love Sir's stunning, ethereal dresses and skirts for feeling like you're forever on holiday. The Australian brand's swimwear is equally as dreamy. Expect a mix of classic colours and 70s-inspired florals, across a broad range of elegant fashion-forward silhouettes. These are the perfect pool-side pieces.

Zimmermann

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
Image Credit: Zimmermann | Instagram

We can hardly talk about Australian swimwear without mentioning Zimmermann. Now one of the most coveted Australian fashion brands the world over, Zimmermann swimwear still stands out as some of the most stylish. From sleek one-pieces with fine chain details to floral bikinis in custom prints, you will stand out from the crowd in Zimmermann.

Cotton On

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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From bikinis to retro-inspired one-pieces, Cotton On’s in-house line is the perfect way to update your swimwear wardrobe without splashing stacks of cash. With a mix of trend-led cuts and pared-back basics, you’ll be able to find something you love, no matter your budget.

Form And Fold

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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A creative collaboration between two designers (and friends), Form and Fold has been designed exclusively with D+ women in mind. This brand delivers fashionable, flattering, and functional swimwear minus any of the ill-fitting or unsupportive details you may have dealt with in the past.

Sauce Swim

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
Image Credit: Sauce Swim | Instagram

Handmade in Sydney, Sauce Swim's costumes are made from regenerated nylon from post-consumer materials that would otherwise end up in the ocean or landfills. The brand regularly collaborates with local artists to create its signature prints—the style above is titled "Selective Energy" by Sydney-based painter James Ettelson.

Bamba

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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Famously cheeky, 80s-inspired label Bamba Swim (pronounced Bum-ba) was created to celebrate the female form. With its high-rise silhouettes, fun cuts, and bold colours, Bamba hits the 90s supermodel vibe bang on. The new season features cute candy stripes and Hawaiian florals to whisk you away to paradise.

Christopher Esber

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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Known (and loved) for his sexy cutouts, Australian designer Christopher Esber launched swimwear in 2021. Constructed with his signature cutouts, ties, and form-flattering shapes—this is a totally elevated line for anyone keen to take their swimwear to the next level this summer.

Ephemera

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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If you’ve previously spotted a gingham two-piece on your feed, this is the brand that put that style on the (fashion) map. With its cult following and European aesthetic, Ephemera is a summer staple in many a fashion girl's closet. For a cute swim look that never goes out of style, we love the gingham suits in candy pinks, butter yellows, and sky blues.

Sommer Swim

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
Image Credit: Sommer Swim | Instagram

Crafted from the highest quality Italian Lycra—if you’re looking for timeless yet sexy, barely-there sets, this brand should be on your radar. Kendal Jenner is a big fan and a repeat wearer of the brand. Perfect for channeling a Lake Como escape.

Zulu & Zephyr

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Australian label Zulu & Zephyr has sustainable style front of mind with each of their swim collections, using planet-friendly practices and materials as much as possible. If shocking neons tend to stress you out, Zulu & Zephyr's muted hues and flattering cuts will make swimming a more relaxed style moment.

FELLA

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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With a focus on uncompromising quality, timeless beauty, and sustainable manufacturing, FELLA creates practical and flattering swimwear for every woman. One of the fun things about FELLA is the endless cuts and colours to mix and match. We reckon this line is the perfect choice for those who like to customise their perfect set.

Bondi Born

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With a focus on elegant and sophisticated cuts, Bondi Born was designed for both form and function—and their one-pieces are some of the most stunning around. Think pared-back and sleek silhouettes, cut and crafted from superior performance materials that feel just as good as they look. If you like to look and feel like a million dollars when you hit the sand, Bondi Born is for you.

Matteau

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
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For a classically refined and minimal aesthetic, Matteau is the perfect option if you’re looking to add to the foundational pieces of your swimwear wardrobe. Alongside their signature earthy tones, this season they've intro'd a sweet bubblegum pink.

Palm Swimwear

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
Image Credit: Palm Swimwear | Instagram

Designed and made to order in Western Australia, Palm Swimwear is all about timeless style and design. Ethically made from recycled Italian ECONYL fibres, these swimsuits are created to be worn and enjoyed season after season.

AEXAE

Best Australian Swimwear Brands
Image Credit: AEXAE | Instagram

With a celebrity following (think Sofia Richie and Kim Kardashian) and an affordable price point, AEXAE is known for its simple and versatile designs. With endless cuts and styles to choose from your only issue will be deciding which one to add to your cart.

Image credit: Ephemera Instagram | Faithful The Brand Instagram | Cotton On Body Instagram

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