10 Southeast Asian swimwear brands for strutting at the beach this summer, Lifestyle News


Summer is heating up, and so is the fashion industry! Whether it’s a dip in the pool or a run on the beach, here are the swimsuits that will keep you looking your best on vacation.

Even better, you’ll be supporting area designers in the process. For our list of local designers producing durable and stylish swimwear, see here.

Singapore based designers

babe cave swim


Ethically made and sustainably sourced, Babe Cave Swim is our go-to this summer. Crafted and inspired by batik deadstock found at their batik factory, the new bikini collection is bursting with vibrant colors and designs made to admire.

Think orange, pink and blue bikini tops and bottoms with matching batik sarongs. Priced at $40 for the swimsuits, it’s a way to turn wasted textiles into a chic outfit that works just as well for sunny days on Singapore’s beaches as splashing the gram with your photos. vacation.

Babe Cave Swim is located at 50 Draycott Park, Singapore 259396. Shop the collection here.



Known for their head-turning Afro-Asian fusion prints, OliveAnkara has teamed up with luxury swimwear brand Mrs Deco to bring us a capsule collection.

Featuring Mrs. Deco’s best-selling reversible one-piece swimsuit, the Nailah ($179), in three original OliveAnkara prints, they charm with their African elegance while offering the comfort of activewear.

Available in sizes XS to XL (UK4 to 14), show off your stuff in bright colors and bold styles with prints like the iconic Ewa Naibu in teal and blue and yellow and black, Water Well.

OliveAnkara is located at 79 Chay Yan St, #01-02, Singapore 160079. Shop the collection here.

Designers based in Thailand



Flirty and funky, Zazzie’s swimwear is the secret to looking (and feeling) sexy all summer long. In its new Cowgirl Boulevard collection, the Thai brand combines blue floral patterns with a plain white lining.

Good enough to wear even as a top, the Ivy swimsuit set for THB 1,890 (S$73.40) is our favorite, almost imitating a work of art. If neutrals are more your color, the floral swimsuit is also available in nude, with hints of brown, pale pink and the lightest orange.

Pair the collection with their matching skirt to quickly transform your swimsuit into the perfect fit for a music festival.

Zazie is located at 1/41 Pridi Panomyong 26 Sukhumvit 71 Klongtoei Wattana Bangkok 10110. Shop the collection here.



Not really a fan of patterns? You can still make a statement with strong solid colors this summer. Offering high quality swimwear and sun hats, the new Bloom collection from SPF.CO is a must add to your shopping list.

Made with eco-friendly fabrics, the collection amazes everyone with eye-catching colors like pastel pink, purple, yellow, green and more. Stay on trend with ribbed fabrics and feel comfortable with adjustable straps and metal back closure.

Shop the SPF.CO collection here.

Designers based in Indonesia



For simple, pretty designs that turn out to be a bit more covering, Olenka is for us who like high-waisted clothes. Now in bikini and one piece, Bali designed and handcrafted swimwear is a gem not to be missed.

Available on swimwear, dresses, skirts and even tote bags, the Fleur collection draws its vibrancy from the orchid prints and intricate colors that dance across the fabric. Comfortable, lightweight, breathable fabric and maximalist designs – what’s not to love? Separations start from $68 each.

Olenka is located at Level 2 of Shrimpis Restaurant, Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia. Shop the collection here.



In true Balinese fashion, sustainable luxury swimwear brand Thaikila brings us nude-hued swimsuits with stunning minimalist prints and spicy smocked balconette tops to give your bust a fuller effect.

Alluring swim sets, starting at US$59 (S$83) for separates, hug the body while colors like brown, rust, eggplant, gray and black command attention. Match the summer heat with your hot swimwear incorporating natural textiles and macrame detailing to get the pool party started.

Thaikila has several outlets in Bali. Shop the collection here.

Designers based in the Philippines

Blackbough Bathing


Playful and designed for people with a tropical soul, Blackbough Swim makes us dream of the next vacation. Pops of color and prints that appeal to everyone, this is the swimwear brand for people who are loud and proud and aren’t afraid to show it.

Couples would fall just as head over heels for this brand as we do – become the hottest couple on the block with matching his and hers swimwear. Goodbye boring old black trunks, hello a romantic day at the beach!

Discover the Blackbough Swim collection here.



A brand we can support, Every Body makes pieces with its customers in mind. Proudly offering 10 sizes, from 2XS to 5XL to 2XS, the company takes a stand on wearing your best self.

Cheeky, fun and well-made swimsuits for ₱1,999 (S$50) await, as you shop for a bright red one-piece or soothing sage green two-piece sets. Only available in a few colors at the moment, we can’t wait to see what more Every Body has to feature in the future. Plus, their wetsuits all come with UPF 50 protection!

Discover the Every Body collection here.

Designers based in Malaysia

MatsallehDesign Malaysia


A modest outfit doesn’t mean you have to be old-fashioned or boring. MatsallehDesign is a fairly new swimwear brand in Malaysia creating comfortable, durable and inspirational swimwear that skips the skinship while showing off their edgy side with fun prints.

Whether you’re looking for color block origami prints, tropical pinks and greens, or coral-inspired ocean prints, you’ll find it here. In addition, the brand also offers a range of swim and sports hijabs and turbans to complete the look.

MatsallehDesign is located at The Labels TTDI, No 16, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Shop the collection here.

malaysian ogival


Malaysia’s largest swimwear retailer, Ogival, has been serving beach and sportswear enthusiasts for 40 years.

Made with quality fabrics and sporting price tags, the brand’s growing swimwear collection includes bikinis, one-pieces, briefs, burqinis and bodysuits.

You can also buy everything you need for swimming here – from goggles to floats and swimming caps. A one-stop shop, you will also find clothing for women, children and men.

Ogival has several stores across Malaysia. Shop the collection here.

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This article was first published in City Nomads.


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