In the sweltering heat of Singapore, there’s hardly a week that goes by that we don’t end up heading to the pool for a splish splash with the kiddos! If you want to look cool at the pool though, but you’re not sure where to start when buying new swimmers, turn to our Guide to Buying Women’s Swimwear in Singapore. From bold and bright bikinis to flattering cossies that cater to women of all shapes and sizes, we’ve got some fab recos for you, and in some cases for the kiddies too!
Having grown up on a beautiful farm in Australia, once dubbed “The Plains of Heaven”, founder Kaitie Manani developed a deep love for all things bright and colourful. That’s why you’ll find feminine, cheery and vibrant designs in Vamastyle’s new swimwear range, with effervescent tropical resortwear and fun swimwear designs that are perfect for any summer occasion. We especially love their anchor-print bikini and elegant one-shouldered, one-piece swimsuit in navy blue and tangerine – innovative designs that are simple yet stunning, and which aptly describe Vamastyle’s, well, style.
Available online and at various stockists.
On the second floor of Cluny Court, lies a hidden treasure trove of fashion wares in Simone Irani, a one-of-a-kind multi-label store that offers one of the best collections of resort wear Singapore has to offer. It includes dresses, kaftans, swimwear, shoes and accessories by local and international designers that are dedicated to warm, summery and chic summer wear perfect for a day out by the pool with the family.
501 Bukit Timah Road #02-17, Cluny Court, Singapore 259760
Open Mon to Sun 11am – 7pm
With swim and beachwear for stylish mamas and their tiny tots, Luxe By The Beach promises to be a favourite for mamas looking to do some swimwear shopping in Singapore. Their collection caters to women of all shapes and sizes, allowing you to mix and match different bikini sizes and designs – great for the average woman who may not have a perfectly symmetrical body (that’s us!). Luxe By The Beach offers a full range of beach and resortwear, including cover-ups, beach shorts, sunhats, jewellery and sandals too.
Don’t be fooled by the Japanese captions on the M’s Closet website… this online boutique is 100% local and is, in fact, partially inspired by Singapore’s everlasting summer. The store offers the best of all worlds, with four local resortwear brands, namely Mileti, Vamastyle, Simone Irani and hansel, tucked under its belt, each offering a wide and vibrant range of unique resort and swimwear. Think colourful bikinis by Mileti and Vamastyle, and east-meets-west fusion-inspired cover-ups by Simone Irani. Truly a one-stop shop for all your swimwear needs, M’s Closet is one online boutique not to be missed.
For fresh and floral swimwear that’s effortlessly chic and sophisticated, look no further than Coral Secret… they also offer swimwear for young girls! This local store’s stylish, high-end swimwear is handpicked from the US and Latin America, and often features vibrant colours and unconventional patterns that you aren’t likely to find anywhere else in Singapore. They also offers cover-ups, such as summer dresses, capri skirts, kaftans and playsuits that are as light as they are stunning, as well as bikinis and tankinis for girls, and activewear for sports buffs.
Available online and at various stockists.
Created specifically for the tropical heat of Singapore, Dragonfly Resort Wear offers resort-style clothing and accessories for everyday women. If classy, luxurious wear is more your speed, then you will surely appreciate the chic maxi and sundresses, kaftans, swimsuits, jewellery and beach bags this local brand has to offer. They may not have a permanent space right now, but looking at the amazing pieces they have in their constantly updated collection, we predict that they just might have one soon. In the meantime, you can follow them on Facebook for news of pop-up stores and events where you can catch their fashionable wares in person.
Usually the online store you go to for bridal gifts or other feminine lifestyle and travel items, GlamourpussLife may not have bikinis or swimwear per sae, but they do have some sweet bikini bags in attractive styles and patterns featuring waterproof fabrics, so you can throw in your damp swimsuit after a day at the beach, zip it up and hop on home! GlamourpussLife also offers gift wrapping services for their bikini bags, as well as their other products, which include handbags, boudoir gifts, a small selection of home tools catered for ladies, travel accessories, children’s gifts, and beauty accessories, among many others.
One of the largest Singaporean born and bred online retailers in town, Eriin.com has such a wide selection of fashion items that it’s little wonder they have a sizeable selection of swimwear as well. In line with Eriin.com’s philosophy of promoting independent designers that are edgy with a flair for luxury, the online multi-label store’s swimwear offerings are innovative, unique and luxurious. Think dual-colour Wingbat Bikini Tops and strappy bikinis that’ll really bring out your feminine side.
As the Founder and Managing Director of Travelshopa, the first online community dedicated to local shopping, Renée Lodens has her finger on the pulse when it comes to shopping in Singapore. She quickly got up to speed on the local shopping hot spots when she moved to Singapore in 2010, with only one suitcase full of beloved clothes. Be it furniture, fashion, accessories or things for kids, Renée is a walking directory of bricks and mortar stores and online shops, and is in the know with the most exclusive pop-up shopping events. You can check out her extensive shopping guide at Travelshopa.com.