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Our Favourite Unique Swimwear For 2022


Our Favourite Unique Bikinis & Print Swimwear for 2022


With some of the hard times that we’ve all been through in the past few years, we wouldn’t blame you for overhauling your entire wardrobe. Whether you’re leaning towards the simple and elegant (check out our elegant swimwear picks if that’s your jam) or the bold and bright, swimwear is a great way to try out new and different looks without breaking the bank.

We’re taking a look at some of the best and boldest pieces from our catalogue - from sweet florals to a sexy leopard print bikini; these are the top pieces for showing off your personal style.

Grenada Bikini by Melissa Obadash

  • Slinky, sexy leopard print bikini
  • Adjustable neck and back straps
  • Full coverage bottoms for extra confidence
  • Delicate details at the shoulders and hips

Melissa Obadash is the Ferrari of the bikini world (so says British Vogue), so it’s no wonder that they’ve provided us with the sexiest leopard print bikini known to man - the Grenada Bikini. Their signature sculptural style is perfect for empowering and enhancing all body types, and their high-quality recycled fabrics are made for enhancing all sorts of incredible prints.

The Grenada Bikini offers a simple silhouette that lets the leopard print speak for itself - no distracting bells and whistles, nothing but you and the timeless statement of animal print. Unleash your inner lioness with this gorgeous bikini!

Knight Of The Wild V-Neck One Piece by Camilla

  • Stunning surrealist print
  • Sleek silhouette for all body types
  • Criss-cross detailing in the back for a little flair
  • Metallic chains and crystal details for the perfect amount of sparkle

If you’re leaning towards the bold and theatrical for your summer 2022 aesthetic, look no further than the Knight of the Wild One Piece by Camilla. Camilla is one of our favourite printmakers - their unique aesthetic is inspired by travel, adventure, and the breathtaking details of dozens of different global cultures. If that weren’t enough to make us love them, they’re also deeply invested in supporting and uplifting women around the world, from providing education to girls in India to assisting women in rebuilding their communities in Japan. Each piece is created from responsibly sourced and recycled materials - we love a brand that’s kind to people and the planet!

The Knight of the Wild One Piece embodies all of Camilla’s aesthetic values in one breathtaking piece. The print is inspired by the savannah and the majestic animals that live there, giving us a beautiful animal print swimsuit with gorgeous pops of blue. The design is flattering for a wide range of body types, and it truly makes an excellent statement piece for any beachgoing adventurer.

Rosie Bouk Bikini Top by Agua Bendita

  • Cute shoulder ruffles
  • Bright, eye-catching floral print
  • Reversible to a second, equally cute print!
  • Adjustable triangle cups

If flirty and feminine is more your vibe, then floral prints are the holy grail for you - luckily, the Rosie Bouk Bikini Top has them in spades. Agua Bendita is a brand built from the entrepreneurial spirit of two women - Mariana Hinestroza and Catalina Álvarez started by making unique swimwear for their friends and family from leftover fabric. Through alliances with other female artisans and a hefty dose of creativity, they’ve built one of the most recognizable Latin American swimwear brands on the market today.

The Rosie Bouk Bikini Top embraces a sense of fun femininity with its ruffled shoulders and hand-drawn vintage floral print. The adjustable cups and racerback straps make it snug and secure for the more adventurous babes among us - it lets your bright personality shine through, no matter what activities you’re wearing it for!

Carina Reversible Bikini by Anjuna

  • Soft, colourful pastel floral print
  • Hand-embroidered details
  • Fun side-tie tassels at the hips
  • Reversible for multiple looks!

Handmade details are the ultimate addition for anyone who wants to create a truly unique swimwear style, and Anjuna’s Carina Reversible Bikini is the ultimate handmade luxury swimwear. Anjuna is a relatively new brand on the swimwear scene, but they’ve made a big splash with their distinctly bohemian aesthetic and dedication to high-quality, eco-friendly craftsmanship. Drawing inspiration from art and nature, Anjuna’s collections are full of delicate florals, fantasy prints, handmade lace, crochet, and embroidered elements.

The Carina Reversible Bikini is a dreamy statement piece for those who have our heads in the clouds - the soft hibiscus print bikini combined with the pops of colour in the straps and edging are sure to turn heads, and it’s fully reversible to suit your mood! With hand crocheted tassels at the hips and handmade embroidery surrounding the cups, it’s a feat of craftsmanship that’s stunning on any bohemian dreamer.

Cortininha String Top by Triya

  • Flirty pop art inspired print
  • Tie-neck design for ultimate adjustability
  • Removable padding for a variety of busts
  • Matching bottoms available

There’s nothing bolder than pop art, and we’re in love with the pop-art inspired Cortininha String Top by Triya. Triya’s founders were driven to create something new and fresh to be shown off on Brazilian beaches. The resulting aesthetic is youthful, modern, and fearlessly bold, inspired by art, bossa music, and every colour of the rainbow.

The Cortininha String Top embodies all of these inspirations perfectly - the bold, feminine print demands to be seen, and the tried-and-true triangle bikini design is the best swimwear choice for pretty much any closet. Show off what you’ve got in this brazen love letter to pop art and colour!

Bea Bikini Top by Kiini

  • Offbeat crochet detailing
  • Brilliant, eye-catching colour palette
  • Handmade by artisans
  • Structured straps and cups for athletes and loungers alike

Crochet is all the rage in 2022, and the Bea Bikini Top by Kiini shows off all its best qualities. Kiini was an instant success the moment it came onto the scene in 2013 - it seemed like it flew straight off the runway and onto a whole host of celebrity fans like Bella Hadid and Margot Robbie. And we can see why - Kiini has masterfully blended the whimsical with the urban, creating a simple yet bold statement piece for any and all bodies.

Case in point: the Bea Bikini Top. Constructed with Kiini’s signature crocheted straps, this sleek, structured piece is perfect for anyone on any beach. The fun, loud colour palette feels thoroughly modern despite its bohemian roots - with these unique bikini sets, you can truly have it all!

Pirogue One Piece by Eres

  • Ultra-flattering strapless design
  • Eye-catching Ikat print
  • Bustier style for hidden support
  • Lined front for extra security

Eres is one of the foundational brands of the swimwear industry, so it’s no wonder that they know precisely how to create a bold, beautiful geometric print swimsuit like the Pirogue One Piece. Founded over 40 years ago, Eres’ dedication to uncomplicated structural silhouettes allows them to experiment with wild prints and nail it every time.

The Pirogue One Piece showcases a beautiful geometric Ikat print that calls back to the wings of tropical birds with its feathery paint strokes and bold colours. The design is a classic strapless bustier that provides support in all the right places without being restrictive or over-complicated.

Sequin Bikini Set by Oseree

  • Shiny sequined fabric to catch the sunlight
  • Flirty tie style with maximum adjustability
  • Flattering Brazilian cheeky bottoms
  • Handcrafted with high-quality materials

Sequins are the ultimate eye-catching addition to any piece of clothing, and swimwear is no different. The Sequin Bikini Set from Oseree takes that concept to the next level - the entire bikini is covered in shimmering sequins! Oseree was created with one motive - to uplift and empower women with daring, sensual, unique swimwear designed to make you feel confident in your own skin. Effortless and bold, each piece they release is an ode to girl power and the female form.

The Sequin Bikini Set is the ultimate showstopper for the most brazen among us. Combining a slinky string bikini with brilliant sequins, you’ll be the envy of the entire beach!

Own Your Boldness!

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