When it’s sunny and sweltering in Singapore, the best way to beat the heat is head to a beach or a gorgeous hotel pool. And if you want to cool off in style, a smashing swimsuit is a must. It’s not always easy to find great swimwear that fits well and looks good too, but luckily there are a few shops that offer sleek designs for all body types. From flattering one-pieces and bikinis to stylish swim trunks, beach wraps and trendy sunnies, these shops can hook you up with fab swimsuits and beachwear for your next vacay or swim-centric day out. Oh, and did we mention most will deliver right to your door? Double score.
Who says that you have to spend a fortune on good swimwear? H&M is a treasure trove of affordable fashion including on-trend swimsuits that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. The collections change every season, so you’ll find an ever-rotating mix of funky patterns, bold colours and styles like classic string bikinis, one-pieces with unique cut-out sections and tankinis.
H&M, available online and in various locations around Singapore
Since 2000, Net-A-Porter has been THE online fashion site for luxury brands and internationally renowned designers. Scroll through the swimwear section and you’ll find page after page of swimsuits to choose from including strappy styles, retro pieces, full-coverage and barely-there bikinis. Place your order with a click of the button and they can deliver your purchase in as little as two to three working days.
This beloved Australian brand crafts beautiful bikinis and one pieces just for the ladies with a plethora of styles to choose from. We love that you can mix and match tops and bottoms, so you could pair a bandeau top with hipster bottoms or a slinky triangle top with cute board shorts or a high-cut bikini bottom. They also offer flowy dresses, kaftans and playsuits that are perfect for tropical weather.
Seafolly, available online and in various locations in Singapore
Not a fan of trying on swimsuits under the harsh lights of a dressing room? Shopbop makes it easy to put together a beach-ready look from the comfort of your own home. This online fashion site offers tons of authentic designer brands like Poupette St. Barth, Lido, Onia and Paper London. Plus, they’re part of the Amazon group, so you know the shipping will be on point.
Whether you’re going for pretty, playful, sultry or sweet, Urban Outfitters can hook you up with the latest swimwear looks at very reasonable prices. The collections include a good mix of classic and flirty styles like neon numbers, smocked bandeau tops, eyelet bottoms and asymmetrical one pieces by youthful brands like Beach Riot, Billabong and Out From Under.
What Women Want
Homegrown brand What Women Want is a multi-label boutique that strongly supports regional designers as well as dynamic labels from Australia and North America. You can head to their brick-and-mortar shop in Mandarin Gallery or peruse the online catalogue for stylish swimsuits in striking cuts, cool sunglasses and lightweight dresses to throw on over your swimmers.
What Women Want, available online and at 333 Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #02-28/29, Singapore 238897. p. +65 6887 4853. Open Mon – Sat 11am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 8pm.