The fashion editor’s recommended resortwear brands worth breaking your vacation budget for

The fashion editor’s recommended resortwear brands worth breaking your vacation budget for

    (Alexandra Miro)

(Alexandra Miro)

You have found the most beautiful hotel with the most incredible view.

Most importantly, you’ve settled on your favorite lounger and your tan is accelerating similarly (more importantly) to your friendship with the barman. It’s a perfect poolside scene.

Don’t ruin it by slipping a pair of old jean shorts over your bikini for lunch… maximize your absolutely fabulous holiday vibe with equally great resort attire.


Byron Bay-based resort and swimwear label Boteh was founded during the pandemic with a mission to champion artisanal techniques and responsibly sourced fabrics. The brand, which has onboarded UK stockists like Browns, Matches and Harrods in the last year, is big on contrasting mosaic and paisley prints on organic cotton and flax linen. Brand founder Amelia Mather studied textiles at the university and so the focus is on hand block prints, ikat weaving and special dyeing processes. The result is an upscale, boho vibe that looks just as good in a beach shack in Nicaragua as it does on a cove in Capri.

Price range: £62-£381.

Available at: Browns, Farfetch, Harrods and matches


Anyone looking for beachwear that doubles as clubwear should check out sparkling Milanese swimwear label Oseree, whose glitzy stretch-lurex pieces have become a glitzy hotspot, from the dance floors of Ibiza to the bar terraces of Ibiza Tulum. The tiny bikinis, lamé sarongs and micro-minis exude seventies glamour, but it’s the floor-length, glittering lurex dresses with feather trimmings that are truly worth throwing a villa party for.

Price range: £180-475.

Available at: Harrods, Browns and Selfridges

second summer

Founded in 2020 by three sisters, Second Summer is a minimalist beachwear label inspired by the effortless cool of Ibiza. The brand focuses on eco-dyed linen and econyl swimwear in muted tones, crafting timeless pieces that work summer after summer. without breaking the bank.

Price range: £80- £260


Looking for something to wear to your next vacation wedding? Amotea is an eventwear label founded in Rome in 2019, creating feminine yet sophisticated pieces designed to last, inspired by the romance of the Italian Riviera. Featuring a collection of elevated beach-ready basics of shorts, shirts and ribbed knits, Amotea features dramatic maxi skirts, floral co-ords and dresses perfect for hot-weather weddings and glamorous nights out in Positano.

Price range: £125-£600

Alexandra Miro

Alexandra Miro launched her eponymous label in 2017 with a single swimsuit – called “Lara” in Portugal and India after Lara Stone. If you like colourful, feminine prints, belted swimsuits and uncompromisingly glamorous floor-length kaftans, this is for you.

Price range: £190-£450.

Available at: Browns, Farfetch and MyTheresa


Australian swimwear label Triangl rose to fame when they launched their signature neoprene bikinis in 2012, but have since expanded into everything from glittery lurex to terry cloth and even velvet. In 2021, the brand launched the 3-piece swimsuit: a bikini plus matching hot pants, mini skirt or sarong – your one-way ticket to the Bondi Beach Babe.

Price range: £65-£130

Agua by Agua Bendita

Agua by Agua Bendita has been making swimwear in Colombia since 2003. Crafted by artisans in Medellin, the brand pays homage to Latin America with designs inspired by the region’s biodiversity and culture – think romantic florals, palm tree prints and delicate hand embroidery. From flattering high-waisted bikinis and tiny minis to dramatic one-shoulder dresses, the pieces are big on drama with a day-to-night feel.

Price range: £115-£1500

Available at: Harrods, Matches, Koibird, Net-a-Porter

Three Graces

Catherine Johnson launched Three Graces London in 2015 as a luxury nightwear brand. However, when she discovered that people were flocking to Selfridges to buy her floaty white cotton nightgowns to wear on the beach, introducing beachwear became the natural next step. Think billowing superfine silks and linens in gorgeous Greek ‘gramable styles.

Price range: £250-£730. Available at: Farfetch, Matches and Net-a-Porter.


Georgia Thompson, a graduate of Central Saint Martins University, worked as a designer for Reiss, Topshop, French Connection and Heidi Klein before launching her own label in 2016. And their experience and knowledge of technical cuts and finishes clearly shows – from intricate tailoring on digital prints to double-faced lycras, these are beachwear pieces that will make you feel your best.

price range: £275-£425.


If your idea of ​​a perfect vacation is floating carefree from the pool to an Aperol Spritz at sunset or having to change outfits, fill your suitcase to the brim with Kalita. The brainchild of London-based Texan Kalita Al Swaidi, who has more passport stamps than most, each piece is cut from parachute silk, hand-dyed by artisans, and designed to blow beautifully from beach to bar.

Price range: £350-£820. Available, Net-a-Porter and Moda Operandi.

cult Gaia

This cool-girl LA label rose to social media fame thanks to its coveted bamboo ‘Ark’ crescent clutch and is now a major player when it comes to high fashion holidaywear. From crocheted sets to cut out strappy dresses and glittery bikinis, Cult Gaia is chic, sustainable and big on the money. You’ll be invited to a drink on someone’s yacht in no time.

Price range: £655- £2750

Available at: Moda Operandi.

Cloe Cassandro

Inspired by a love affair with Bali, Cloe Cassandro launched her eponymous brand in 2016. Her signature crinkle cut silk designs are all ethically and handcrafted using artisanal Indonesian tailoring techniques and batik.

Price range: £104- £290. Available at: Net-a-Porter, Moda Operandi and Browns.


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