10 Influential Designer Swimwear Brands of 2019

So you want to invest in some designer swimwear, finding that fast fashion is unravelling quicker than the next Kardashian/Jenner IG post? Well investing in designer swimwear from some of the most influential brands in the luxury sector is a definite no brainer for those who are looking for quality. Note 'quality' does not mean not-on-trend or boring, it  means, especially in the swimwear industry, well-made, original ideas (aka minimal ripping-off... well there is a little!) not mass-produced and in a lot of cases ethically sourced and hand-made using the best and sustainable fabrics money can buy.

Buying swimwear in store can be daunting, so online is a perfect place to browse the best without moving anything more than your wrists. Hopefully we can serve you well when making your next fashion conscious buy that will stead you well for years to come or find something special that resonates with you.

We've rounded up the most luxurious and unique bikini and swimwear brands for 2019, all of which offer something different. Each section will tell you about the brand, the price points, what makes them unique and where to buy...and yes some are available at PEEPING-T.COM of course!

 

1. Frankies Bikinis

Frankies BIkinis 2019

 

  • Designer: Francesca Aiello, age group: 20-25 years old
  • Experience: Started when she was 17 years old!
  • Famous Customers: Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Halsey, Kourtney Kardashian, Taylor Hill, Sara Sampaio....
  • Price Points ££-£££
  • USP: The Greer Top fits up to G cup 

Inspired by her home beach of Malibu and a mission to create the perfect bikini (jetting to Hawaii to have them custom-made), Francesca Aiello has worked hard and fast to create the super successful fashion and beach brand Frankies Bikinis, since the age of 17. Frankies Bikinis are like none other on the market with a mixture of flirty accents, 90's high leg bottoms, sporty tops, cheeky cuts and more innovative styles than your average in the most luxe fabrics around in swim fashion; say hello to your new favourite designer brand. 

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 2. Tropic of C

Tropic of C Swimwear by Candice Swanepoel

  • Designer: Candice Swanepoel,  age group: 30-35 years old
  • Experience: One of the highest earning Victoria Secret Models
  • Price Points ££-£££
  • Sizing: US size 0 to 10
  • USP: Sustainable and ethically sourced without compromising quality 

If there is a brand that we would love to work with next, it's Tropic of C. "TROPIC OF C swimwear offers a modern approach to vintage silhouettes, mixing European elegance with Brazilian ease." When you browse through the Topic of C collection you will see that the preference of style is akin to the term 'naked swimwear' or 'minimalist.' The brand focuses on showing off the body and celebrating every curve of the female form, and we don't have a problem with that at all. Bonus point: All their bikinis and one pieces are responsibly sourced using recyclable material from fishing nets. 

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3. Onia x WeWoreWhat 

Onia WeWoreWhat Swimwear 2019

  • Designer: Danielle Bernstein, age group: 26-29 years old
  • Experience: Fashion Blogger and collaborator with over 1.8M IG followers
  • Famous Customers: Kylie Jenner, Halley Elefante
  • Price Points ££-£££
  • Sizing: US size 0 to 12
  • USP: The most on-trend swimwear brand for a true fashionista

The magnitude of social influencers these days is pretty amazing, especially when they team up with really cool brands and create pieces as we call them of 'fresh air' Danielle Bernstein the New York native and founder of the ultra cool fashion blog weworewhat.com has over 1.8 million Instagram followers. The New Yorker teamed up with New York's finest swimwear brand Onia back in 2017 and has now completed their third successful collaboration for 2019 and we are sure they will be many more to come. Danielle's pieces perfectly coincide with the latest fashion trends and brings them into her swimwear line, which not many swimwear brands actually accomplish at least until the next season. 

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4. B Fyne

B Fyne Swimwear

  • Designer: Buke Ade, age group: 26-29 years old
  • Experience: Fashion Blogger and collaborator with over 1.8M IG followers
  • Famous Customers: Jordan Dunn
  • Price Points £££
  • Sizing: US size 0 to 14
  • USP: Changing the face and game of swimwear and best use of colour and fabric construction.

Visually stunning first off, secondly black people...yaass! In a social media and fashion industry that can and does look a certain kind of way, I am beyond excited by this brand. Being black growing up in England and not seeing myself represented anywhere unless I sort it on the second from bottom shelf at the newsagents (thank you Black Beauty magazine), I found it pretty hard to love myself the way I was, note to self: you're almost there. So to see brands like B Fyne is absolutely beautiful.  The brain-child of B Fyne is from Nigerian-American designer Buki Ade. The influencers you will see from her collections incorporate traditional prints, drawing inspiration from her roots to "diversify traditional aquatic attire"

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5. Marysia

Marysia Swimwear 2019

  • Designer: Marysia Dobrzanska 
  • Famous Customers: Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow and global fashion influencers like Lauren Santo Domingo, Leandra Medine and Evangeline Smyrniotaki
  • Price Points £££
  • Sizing: US size 2 to 10
  • USP: The A-listers swimwear brand, you're in elite company

Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves founded MARYSIA in 2009. A former ballet dancer and surfing enthusiast, Polish-born designer Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves has created a beautiful luxury swimwear brand that epitomises poolside chic. The brand’s aesthetic has attracted fans including Oscar winning actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Gwyneth Paltrow. Marysia's signature scalloped edge swimwear collection has been heavily featured in leading publications such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, with a growing celebrity following. Made from premium Italian fabrics, the swimwear is cut by hand in a couture factory. 

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6. Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny Swimwear

  • Designer: Angela Chittenden
  • Experience: Started in the business at an early age and a former swimwear model
  • Famous Customers: Too many!!
  • Price Points: £££
  • Sizing: US size 2 to 10
  • USP: We love their more inclusive campaigns using models of different sizes and nationalities. Opening up sexy swimwear for those who wish to show off and feel unapologetically sexy.

I love me some Beach Bunny, I have about six or seven of their bikinis. The highly exclusive and gorgeous swimwear collections over the years have been a heady mixture of glamorous meets sexy, playful, adventurous and undeniably luxurious. The founder of Beach Bunny Swimwear, Angela Chittenden's passion for couture swimwear kicked in at an early age. “Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved fashion and swimwear.”As a former swimsuit model, Angela had the chance to wear hundreds of different suits. “And none of them ever felt right,” she recalls. “Either they were too conservative with too much coverage, or they weren’t very classy. There was nothing out there that was sexy and elegant. So I decided to design my own.” Grl Power!

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7. Bruna Malucelli

Bruna Malucelli

  • Designer: Bruna Malucelli
  • Price Points: £££
  • Sizing: XS to XL
  • USP: We love their inclusive 'Everyone is welcomed' campaign using real women to model their pieces. Find strapless and crop bikinis available in all sizes.

Based in beautiful Brazil Bruna Malucelli wholeheartedly embraces diversity, "Everyone is welcomed." Their swimwear collection champions and celebrates all type of women's bodies with a positive message of ensuring confidence is first. For their most recent collection Malucelli's smartly collaborated with Katie Sturino, the popular plus-size fashion and lifestyle blogger behind The 12ish Style. Kate hit the nail on the head when she was interviewed on Refinary29.com "...the hardest part about finding a good bathing suit is, well, finding a good bathing suit. Plus size swimwear typically looks like it is made for a plus body, or like it is trying to hide something"

I definitely agree, being in the industry for over 15 years there is still something missing with who and how most swimwear brands market plus size swimwear and also how people of a particular size 'should' dress in order to fit societies principles...its time for a change people. 

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8. Amaio

9. Bond Eye

10. Minimale Animale

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