Pamela Anderson‘s red one-piece swimsuit from Baywatch continues to be the little black dress of swimwear. And while a high-leg swimming costume is a sexy and sophisticated choice for the seaside, we also appreciate that it helps us to feel more body confident after a year of living in elasticised waistbands.
For summer 2021, our favourite swimwear brands are sustainably made and independently owned. Kai Collective, launched by British entrepreneur Fisayo Longe and loved by I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel, is creating some of the coolest suits for the summer in the brand’s signature prints. We’re also loving celebrity-favourite brands like Heart of Sun, Frankies Bikinis, and Hunza G that are often worn by Bella Hadid, Naomi Osaka, and Kylie Jenner. For sustainable options, we suggest checking out Weekday for size-inclusive suits that go up to a UK22, Reformation for more classic pieces, and Rixo for the brand’s colourful, vibrant prints.
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