Here in Singapore, swimwear never goes out of style. Whether you’re looking for a stylish high-performance swimsuit for a day out at the beach or a two-piece set for a leisurely dip in the pool, these five home-grown swimwear brands in Singapore have you covered with their wide variety of designs. Read on and be inspired to put on your new one-piece or bikini, and plunge into the blue waters beneath the sun’s incandescent glow.
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La Pêche Swim
A summer’s day in Ibiza inspired founders Jolynn and Valerie to create La Pêche Swim. When designing their swimwear, luxury and quality are their priorities. Each piece starts out as a hand-drawn design, before going into a months-long development process. Beyond their sumptuous swimwear, La Pêche also prides itself on its ethical production, making sure they only work with factories that are socially responsible.
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Kiribati in Coral, Triangle, $150; Thong, $130
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Saint Lucia in Sangria, $290
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The 20-year difference in age between Pinksalt’s two founders, Belinda Lee and Ng Su May, might be one of the reasons why the pair are able to create timeless pieces that are inclusive towards all ages and body shapes. Look out for unique details like obi-belts and flutter sleeves, which look to flatter your body as well as make a style statement.
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Tia One Piece in Botanics Cream, $159
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Ruby Two Piece set, $159
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Noticing a gap in the market for stylish, functional and affordable surfwear, Beckie Liu launched Haikini in 2017. Haikini’s fuss-free, high-performance pieces can be worn for a full day of activities at the beach. With floral patterns, tie-dye and bright colours, they’re a great choice whether you choose to hop on a surfboard or not.
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Pacifico 2 in 1 Scoop Bikini Top, $52; High Waist Bikini Bottom, $45
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Lilac Luxe Cami Bikini Top, $47; Strappy Thong Bikini Bottom, $38
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It’s no surprise that K.BLU’s swimwear has functional fittings to ensure everyone finds a one-piece or bikini that makes them look and feel good. After all, Lyn Rosmarin started the brand in 2014 because she was unable to find swimwear that fit her well. K.BLU focuses on three goals: quality, uniqueness and fit; using ecological materials to create durable fabrics, combined with multi-cultural prints and nature-inspired colours.
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Holi Square Neck one piece, $185
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Holi Halter Bikini Top, $100; Multistring Bottom, $80
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UBU translates to just that: you be you. Hailing from New Zealand, Paula Kenneally launched UBU after moving to Singapore in 2017. Her aim? To provide functional and flattering swimwear that women can feel confident and comfortable in; a mission reflected in the brand’s #youbeyou campaign. Sustainability is also key to UBU: the products are made from ECONYL, a nylon that is 100% regenerated from consumer waste. And, for every item purchased, one tree will be planted by UBU’s partners, Ecologi.
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Maria bikini top in White, $75; Frida bikini bottom in Red, $65
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