Nothing says summer quite like new swimwear. Keep things classic with timeless black styles. Or kick things up a notch and add retina-grabbing hues and playful prints to your collection. Keep an eye out for UPF50+ fabrics for added sun protection – and don’t forget to slip, slop, slap when you’re out of the water.

Saba x Ephemera Koa bikini

$90 / $75 Saba x Ephemera Koa bikini If your drink of the summer is a Sgroppino, add this lemon-yellow set from the Saba x Ephemera collab to your wardrobe – it’s currently on sale.

Form and Fold Crop top and ’90s bottom

$210 / $140 Form and Fold Crop top and ’90s bottom This wasabi-green iteration of Form and Fold’s signature silhouette is another flavour of the moment. The brand is known for a D+ cup size range that flatters bigger busts.

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Billabong x King Stingray Diamond bikini

$69.99 / $59.99 Billabong x King Stingray Diamond bikini A collab between two Aussie summer icons, this printed bikini looks great with the coordinating button-up shirt from the collection. You could also sub in the surf shorts if you’re looking for more coverage.

Baiah Martinique one-piece

$637 Baiah Martinique one-piece This burnt-orange colourway levels up a simple one-piece silhouette from Baiah. The brand offers the same style in a sunset-hued tiger print. The Econyl fabric – a regenerated nylon made from discarded fishing nets – claims to be more resistant to chlorine and sunscreen to help keep your swimmers in shape for many summers to come.

Salt & Ripple Ami bikini

$79 / $69 Salt & Ripple Ami bikni This reversible bikini gives you two styling options in one. The underwire top is made to fit cup sizes A to E. Or you could opt for the ruffle-trimmed bandeau if you prefer a strapless silhouette.

Hakea x Mirador surf suit

$320 Hakea x Mirador surf suit This collaboration with local artist Mirador emboldens Hakea’s signature surf suit. The collection also features printed swim separates, including this swim skirt.

Lucy Folk x Lido Undici bikini

$260 / $240 Lucy Folk x Lido Undici bikini Lucy Folk teams up with sustainable swim label Lido for a retina-grabbing summer capsule. Pieces are made from 100 per cent recycled ribbed lycra and come in summer-skin-enhancing shades of red, green and ivory.

Emma Mulholland on Holiday Happy Hibiscus Vacation one-piece

$150 Emma Mulholland on Holiday Happy Hibiscus Vacation one-piece Emma Mulholland on Holiday’s collections are built on summer nostalgia. There’s a playfulness to this one-piece that makes you want to build sandcastles and let a Frosty Fruit drip down your arms.

Sir Francesca bikini

$100 / $100 Sir Francesca bikini This string bikini from Sir is splashed in a swirling emerald-and-blue print designed in collaboration with artist Frankie Tobin. The matching beaded silk skirt is also high on our wishlist this summer.

Zulu & Zephyr Myrtle one-piece

$270 Zulu & Zephyr Myrtle one-piece This suit is the perfect pick if you want to dress like a very chic deckchair. The tie-front silhouette gives the impression of a bikini but with the comfort of a one-piece.

Nisi Milly top and Ela bottom

$170 / $100 Nisi Milly top and Ela bottom Nisi’s neoprene pieces are designed for surfers – but anyone can mix and match these swim suits to wear in the waves. The tomato-red colourway is fuelling high summer vibes.

Faithfull the Brand Amira top and Reyes bottom

$100 / $110 Faithfull the Brand Amira top and Reyes bottom Another red-hot pick: this balconette-style top offers added support and fits up to DD busts. But it’s the true high-rise of the bottoms that caught our attention. They offer fuller coverage than most and work hard to flatter.

Sheila Nellie top and Grace swim short

$160 Sheila Nellie top and Grace swim short If you’re in the market for swimwear with a little more coverage, Sheila’s collection has got you, well, covered. The range is sized AU8 to 24 and features ’50s-inspired swim shorts, rash vests and one-pieces in a range of vibrant colours. Mix and match the bold hues for a personalised combo.

Cleonie Manyana maillot

$244 Cleonie Manyana maillot Made on the Central Coast, Cleonie’s playful pieces are the epitome of summer sass. This cut-out one-piece is detailed with a mermaid motif, as well as tropical fruit, fish and island vibes.

Cooke & Kin Sol top and Puerto bottom

$115 / $120 Cooke & Kin Sol top and Puerto bottom Beaded details add an “on island time” vibe to this set from Byron Bay brand Cooke & Kin. Some of the label’s signature styles are on sale right now, too – try and snag your size in this brown-and-blue printed style before it sells out.

Peony tie side one-piece

$250 Peony tie side one-piece This soft red gingham swimsuit is giving local-Italian-restaurant tablecloth in the best way possible. Wraparound ties at the waist help to create a statement back detail, too.

Fella Franco top and Marco bottom

$160 / $120 Fella Franco top and Marco bottom A ’60s-style textured jacquard and purple palette combine to create one of our favourite collections yet from Fella. Mix-and-match the silhouettes and colours from the Pastelli range as you see fit.

TJ Swim Haze bikini

$99.99 TJ Swim Haze bikini TJ Swim also leans into purple vibes this summer with a deeper “sangria” hue. Subtle golden hardware details add a polished finish to this textured set.

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