The search for the perfect bathing suit is over! With our pick of the best swimwear stores, you'll be channelling your inner beach goddess in no time
With Singapore’s balmy, all-summer weather, it can be pretty tempting to flounce around in beachwear all day long (hello, kaftan!), but finding swimwear that perfectly flatters you can be quite a challenge. To ease the horrors of swimwear shopping (damn you, fluorescent lights and unflattering mirrors!), we bring you our pick of the best and affordable swimwear stores in Singapore for beach Goddesses of all shapes and sizes. Now (swim)suit up!
Since landing in Singapore, luxury French swimwear brand, Eres, has been making waves on the local scene with its iconic swimsuit and bikini creations. Each collection is filled with impeccably designed, timeless classics which use beautiful fabrics to enhance and flatter natural curves; think pops of colour, simplicity, and elegance. J’adore. Pictured above is the brand’s collab with Véronique Leroy, which prominently features a delicate braid to accentuate the cut of the suits.
Eres, Four Seasons Hotel #01-12, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646, p. 6684 4080
Talk about 50 Shades Of Blu! This local label may be new in town, but it’s already making waves, thanks to its collection of stunning swimwear in – yup, you guessed it – a kaleidoscope of rich azure hues. From sexy corsets to cut-outs, to form-flattering togas, the choices are as endless as the deep blue sea.
K.BLU, #02-03 CES Centre, 171 Chin Swee Road, #03-05, Singapore 169877, p. 6696 6961 e. email@example.com. By appointment only.
This sister brand to K.Blue will have you set for the sand, sea and sun. Its bikini top and bottom range lets beach babes mix and match to experiment with as many different looks as possible. Much like K. Blu, Kenzilily’s swimwear features vibrant prints and hues, with flattering cuts to suit all body shapes.
Kenzilily, available online and at City of Tomorrow, #B1-47/47A/47B/47C, One Raffles Link, CityLink Mall, Singapore 039393, p. 6327 9375.
You won’t find your typical two-piece bikinis here. This contemporary label keeps it modest, with one piece suits and cropped rashguards (if you prefer to keep your arms covered) in original digital prints. To complete your look, throw on a toga coverup or a comfy kaftan.
PINKSALT, available online and at authorised stockists including What Women Want (#02-28/29, Mandarin Gallery, 333 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897) and Yacht 21 (#02-34, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021).
Not fond of prints and bold colours? Not to worry. Cos has a range of simple streamlined yet chic bikinis and one-piece swimsuits that will make you feel like the hottest babe by the pool (or at the beach). Cos’s swimwear collection is the perfect minimal style on the high street.
Cos, available at ION, Westgate and Raffles City.
Inspired by her European friends who regularly take the month off to travel, founder Toni Chan recognised the need for gorgeous swimwear upon her relocation to Singapore. We love that Toni’s heavily invested in her designs – she personally selects all of the prints and every detail of the suits. All suits are crafted from quality, sustainable Italian-made fabric and XtraLife Lycra to help retain their shape.
August Society is stocked at Curator’s Den, #02-20E, Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade.
This local label has all the beach necessities you want: think pool floats, sun protection and of course, fun swimwear for both men and women. If you’re a fan of bold prints and statement styles, you’ll love FUNFIT’s sequined cut-out one-piece, mesh crop top in Aztec prints, bandeau lattice tankini tops, swimsuits with tongue-in-cheek slogans, Tropicana two-piece and more.
Funfit, 23 Serangoon Central, #02-42, Singapore 556083, with stockists at City of Tomorrow, BHG Bugis and Bishan, ISETAN and Robinsons
Frequent shoppers of Bugis Street would find Bella Kimi familiar. The swimwear boutique was once a hole-in-the-wall haunt for avid sun worshippers. Today, it retains its cosy charm in a shophouse along Haji Lane, bringing with it its impeccable fitting experience and sincere customer service. To help ease your swimwear buying process, staff will be on hand to recommend the best suits according to your preferences and body shape.
Bella Kini, Bella Kini Swimwear Boutique, 69 Haji Lane, Singapore 189262, p. 6291 6128.
Find the best of Latin American and higher-end American swimwear at Coral Secret. Channel your inner surf hippie with FIZ, stick to the classics by Garotas or go full-on sexy beach siren with Aguaclara, where highly elaborate embroidery and prints are the order of the day.
Coral Secret, 8D Dempsey Road #02-00, Singapore 249672, p. 9654 5624, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re looking for something more affordable and simple, yet super stylish, H&M has a good range of ladies swimwear, including laced and reversible bikini tops, cut-out and halterneck swimsuits, and high-waisted bikini bottoms. Pair your swim gear with a H&M sarong and a pair of sandals, and you’ll be looking laid back luxe in no time.
H&M, ladies swimwear available online and in-stores.
Inspired by foreign beaches, exotic resorts, and cosmopolitan cities, Mileti is a go-to brand for the couture-conscious. While bikini tops and bottoms can be bought separately to create individual styles, we adore their one-pieces togas and sexy, strappy maillots. Their latest collection is constructed with an Italian fabric that retains shape well, and protects against UV rays with UPF 50+.
Mileti Swimwear, see here for various stockists.
Not only does Ocean Paradise have a good assortment of bikinis and one-pieces from the likes of ViX and JETS, they also stock Miraclesuit: a revolutionary label that promises to make you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds! Bonus? Join Ocean Paradise’s mailing list and get a $10 voucher!
Ocean Paradise, #01-07 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933, p. 6235 4718.
This Holy Grail of luxury lingerie clearly know a thing or two about swimwear. Much like their delectable underpinnings, the swimwear line boasts similarly finely crafted and timeless pieces. Take your pick from sensual one-pieces to barely there bikinis, then stock up on chic cover ups for poolside ensembles.
La Perla, L1-35/36 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, p. 6688 7072
For Asian girls, finding swimwear that actually fits is no easy feat. So we thank our lucky stars for Delta: a Singapore-based brand, which offers swimwear better catered to petite frames. Designs are simple, with basic hues of black, white, navy blue and maroon.
Shop Delta online
If you’re shopping for the whole family, Frolik lets you pick up the entire fam’s swimwear in one sweep. These are available in eye-catching prints of pineapples, flowers and toucans, and available for mum, dad and the kids – buy them in matching prints for the entire fam. Bonus: All of them are made with UPF50+ material to protect you from UV rays.
Shop Frolik online
This surf brand isn’t just about boards and waves. Besides maximum coverage wetsuits, Roxy stocks a variety of swimwear guaranteed to give you extra posing points for your beach pics. Stand out from the crowd and mix and match from its line of separates, or save the hassle with a hot one-piece. If you’ve got a rush for sportswear or prefer minimum skin exposure, Roxy has a great range of rash vests and board shorts in every colour possible!
Roxy, ladies swimwear available online and in-stores.
Founded by sychronised swimming champion Jessica Othin-Girard, JOG Swimwear emphasises elegance and performance with innovative, sleek designs ideal for serious swimming and lounging by the pool. Designs include one-pieces with plunging necklines and strapless bikini tops, with sizes going up to UK18.
JOG Swimwear, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897, p. 9787 3074.
No need to second-guess: this Australian swimwear icon is the top dog when it comes to quality swimwear. Picky swim-shopaholics will definitely find something here that suits their style: from sophisticated to sporty, sexy or sweet, pool time just got a whole lot more stylish.
Seafolly, #02-16 Wisma Atria, p. 6733 3995/ Level 4 Takashimaya, p. 83183995/ #01-39E Great World City, p. 6887 5298.
Tucked in Cluny Court is a resort clothing store that has swimwear from international brands as well as Singapore labels. Find colour-popping swimsuits, bold kaftans, maxi dresses and accessories that are great for some fun in the sun.
Simone Irani, #02-17, Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760, p. 6468 8486.
Whether you have curves or lack of them, choosing the right swimwear for your body type can sure be a pain. Zodee Singapore’s a great place to start; with over 150 brands in stock, you’re bound to find more than a few great options for your specific needs. We’re also loving the diversity in the selection here with collections for maternity, silhouette-smoothing control swimwear, and even mastectomy one-pieces.
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