When we think of our sun-scorched country, sun-drenched summer days spent on the beach is practically an Australian pastime. What can we say? We're a sucker for the surf and sand.
On beach days, apart from choosing the perfect spot (read: easy access to shade, shielded from the wind, and close—but not too close—to the water), you want to look fly AF in your bathers.
When a bikini just won't do (because it's 2017 and the swimsuit is having one hell of a resurgence, ICYMI), hitting up Brisbane brand Une Piece should be top of your shopping list.
Born in Australia but inspired by the achingly chic south of France's je ne sais quoi vibes, Une Piece's range is made from luxe Italian fabrics and classic silhouettes, creating gorgeous lines that hugs in all right places while being sun safe, too—bonus! Think floral prints with a twist front, monocrome leopard print and sleek block colour numbers with long sleeves and a seductive front zip (aka Une Piece’s Original Sexie Rashie) that will make you look as though you walked straight off a Bond movie set.
Owner, and creative extraordinaire, Carly Brown created Une Piece after noticing a lack of elegant-but-functional one piece designs in Australia after years spent exploring European beaches. Fast forward to today, and Une Piece has featured on the pages of fashion icons Grazia, Elle Magazine and Harpers Bazaar, and has even done a collab with illustrator legend, Kerrie Hess.
It’s official; if you need us we’ll be artfully draped next to the ocean in our stylin’ new one piece. Join the party by having a cheeky squiz at Une Piece’s online store.
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Image credit: Une Piece