Now is the season to bare if you dare and there have never been more cute swimsuit options to do it in! Whether your style is sweet and simple or wild and adventurous, there’s bound to be some swimwear out there for you (and don’t forget to check out our Hong Kong swimwear store round-up for some shopping inspo too). So take a look at our guide to the best summer swimwear and make sure you’re looking hot on the beach all season long!
BRIGHT & BASIC
Clockwise, from left: Itsie Bitsie Ariel bikini, Zara bandeau bikini, Shimmi Stevie triangle bikini, TOPSHOP white bow triangle bikini, Blue bikini (from Sheer), Paisley print bikini (from Sheer), Orlebar Brown Hampton Alessandro triangle bikini
Sometimes keeping it simple is your best bet. While basic black and white never go out of style, aren’t these bold bright colours just fab too?! Most of us Hong Kongers are lacking a real summer glow so this orange shade is sure to emphasise what golden colour we do have (alternately, fake it with this!). The triangle top bikinis are perfect for ladies with smaller busts but if you have more bosom to bind, then try out the moulded cups in this paisley print or dazzling cobalt blue, both of which are available at Sheer.
Clockwise, from left: Itsie Bitsie So Long Suckers One Piece, Norma Kamali Walter Mio ruched bandeau swimsuit, Norma Kamali one-shoulder ruched swimsuit, TOPSHOP floral bikini, Mouille Adele swimsuit, TOPSHOP red colourblock swimsuit, TOPSHOP navy scallop bikini
Itsie bitsies and fuller figures alike can rock a retro suit with ease, but these retro-style suits look especially divine on ladies with curves! Be proud of those hips and show them off with a suit that hugs every inch – I love how flattering the shirring is on the navy and yellow one pieces shown here. Plus, how sweet is this flirty floral bikini from TOPSHOP? It’s begging for some red lippie, an oversized pair of sunnies, and of course, a fruity cocktail (check out our guide to seven of the best summery tipples round town here)!
Clockwise, left to right: Itsie Bitsie Dolly Parton bikini, TOPSHOP taupe tie dye bikini, TOPSHOP black fringe bikini, ASOS fringed beach crop top, ASOS geo print bikini, Zimmermann Drifter floral print bikini, Seafolly asymmetric fringe swimsuit
Here are the suits for the Boho Betty in us all! Let that hair hang free or better yet, top it off with a daisy chain because we’re going hippie dippie with these next looks. Boho girls know that tie-dye and fringing is everything when it comes to perfecting this trend… Or maybe crochet is more your thing? Either way you can push peace and love all summer long with these laid-back lovelies!
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Clockwise, left to right: Forever 21 zebra print bikini, Pistol Panties bandeau bikini, Pistol Panties green bandeau bikini, ASOS leaf print caged bikini, ASOS mirror tropical print plunge swimsuit, Zimmermann Stardust floral print bikini , Agent Provocateur Tabby leopard print bikini
If you’re looking to attract a growl or two, then toss on one of these powerful pieces! When donning a tropical or animal print, it’s best to turn up those speakers and head-bang while blaring “Welcome to the Jungle” at all your neighbouring sunbathers – if the print doesn’t catch their attention, then the screams of Axl will surely do the trick! You may also notice that the model on the left is the same one from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video… and we all know that song (and vid!) is a bit wild so it’s time to channel your inner animal!
You’ve been prepping your beach body all winter long so now’s the time to show off those results! Hopefully, you’ll find something here that matches your style and your budget – happy swimmie shopping!