You won’t find string bikinis at Pinksalt. This newly launched online brand founded by Belinda Lee and Ng Su May prides itself as a ‘modern yet modest’ swimwear label that offers unique silhouettes inspired by urban trends. The swimwear fabric that’s used is thicker to the touch and comes in a matte finish – making it perfect to be worn as a bodysuit (read: your next festival outfit).
THE SIGNATURE Poppy one-piece swimsuit ($139). While some pieces in the debut collection like the Blossom one-piece swimsuit ($139) feature digital prints designed by Lee, others are designed with strategic colour block panels to create a more feminine and slimmer silhouette.
As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And in Toni Chan’s case, she’s built a swimwear brand that uses recycled waste plastic that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill, or worse, the ocean. Since it launched in 2015, August Society has only used sustainable fabrics such as recycled polyamide in its seasonal collections. All tops and bottoms are mix and match, allowing for endless styling possibilities.
THE SIGNATURE Oahu Rash Guard ($115), a long-sleeved front zip rash guard that protects against the sun and surf – it’s perfect for water sports or those looking for extra coverage.
See augustsociety.com for stockists.
One size can fit all – but only if you’re referring to the kimonos, kaftans and beach sarongs from The Wit and The Will, an online resort-wear brand founded in 2014 by Zoe Kotey. With the exception of the beach shorts, all designs come in one size and are meant to be worn loose and flowy over your swimwear for some poolside lounging. All pieces come with a complimentary matching sash to complete the hipster bohemian look.
THE SIGNATURE Kimonos ($96-$260), in particular the long tassel styles. With bold prints, strong colours and flattering silhouettes, it’s easy to see why these are so popular.
Less is more
When it comes to swimwear designs, that is. The brainchild of twin sisters Debra and Denise Teoh, Delta’s offerings are as minimalistic as they come – maroon, navy blue, white and black dominate the colour palette with only small splashes of print. The brand doesn’t concern itself with the latest trends, its classic bikini and scoop neck one-piece designs – all of which are padded to cater to smaller chest sizes – aim to tide you across seasons.
THE SIGNATURE Poseidon ($77), a cross-back one-piece made with thick Lycra that doesn’t stretch even with multiple washes.
Flaunt your curves
Founded by watersports enthusiast Lyn Rosmarin in 2014, K.Blu offers a slew of one-piece swimsuits in vivid hues and charming prints inspired by the rich cultures found in Singapore. Next month, the brand is launching a new Curve collection that expands its size range up to UK 18 to fit bigger cup sizes and athletic bodies.
THE SIGNATURE Mulan ruffled one-piece ($310). This girly streamlined design, made with UPF 50+ fabric, doubles up as a bodysuit. To make it uniquely yours, K.Blu can print your initials, name or even a message on your chosen design and colour.
#02-14, Mandarin Gallery. kblu.com. Mon-Fri 11am-9pm; 10am-9pm.
Looking to deck out the whole family for your next beach getaway? Consider Frolik your one-stop-shop – this online-only brand stocks plenty of swimwear options for mums, dads and children of all ages. The selection put out by founder Andrea Liu runs the gamut from easy zip-up rash vests for mums and girls to matching tailored swimming shorts for dads and boys.
THE SIGNATURE Tropical collection (from $59), in particular the Toucan and Flip Flop prints. All of Frolik’s swimwear pieces are made with UPF 50+ fabric, which blocks out 97 percent of the sun’s harmful rays so you and your family can, err, frolic in the sun all day.