The blistering heat is a sign that summer is just around the corner—which means more beach trips are bound to happen and that it’s time to shop for new swimwear. We round up 10 local swimwear brands that have some of the most stylish pieces in the market.
For chic pieces that can be worn alone or layered with your favorite fashion pieces, Daylily has got the perfect suit for you. Their first collection takes classic cuts and gives them an irresistible twist: A triangle bikini with a T-shaped back, a bandeau with front cut-outs, and a one-piece with a T-back design—which is stylish enough to be worn as a top!
Poppy Maillot (P2,000)
2. Balud Maynila
Want to stand out from the beach crowd without trying too hard? Balud Maynila’s pieces need no accessorizing. This local swimwear brand's designs are all about taking basic styles to the next level. They like to play around with embellishments and textures, which makes their pieces stand out from the rest. We’re in love with the Black Swan vibes we’re getting from their first collection!
Unna in Lilac (P2,190)
Maria in White (P1,990)
3. Pepper Swim
Pepper Swim has a range of locally designed '80s-inspired swimwear—from high cuts to maillots to one-shoulder tops all in classic colors, you’ll surely find a piece that will suit your style. Most of their pieces are reversible, so it’s actually like getting two swimsuits for the price of one!
Chloe Bikini Top in Butter (P1,500) and Riley Bikini Bottoms in Butter (P1,200)
Venice Bikini Top in Coconut (P700) and Giselle Bikini Bottoms in Coconut (P1,000)
4. Isla Swimwear
Give your beach looks a playful twist! Isla Swimwear carries cute bikinis and maillots that come in quirky prints. From pineapples to florals to stripes, you won’t find anything basic from their collection.
5. Wave Swimwear
Wave Swimwear has some pretty IG-worthy suits that come in the prettiest cuts and styles. We love their cross-back bikini tops, high-leg swimmies, and bow-tied maillots! They all come in the cutest colors, too.
Rory in Tan (P1,599)
Brooke in Powder White (P1,599)
6. Diwata Swimwear
Unleash your inner goddess—that’s what Diwata Swimwear’s pieces will do once you slip into them. They’ll take you around the Philippines, too, since each piece is named after a local island or beach! You’ll love their frilly bikini tops, classic one-pieces, and trendy bikinis that will bring out the island girl in you.
Kalaw in Buco (P1,450)
Inaladelan in Lilac (P2,450)
7. Swim After Dawn
Minimalists will go crazy over Swim After Dawn’s modern yet classic silhouettes. Plus, it’s good to know that each piece is designed to fit comfortably, thanks to the wooly nylon they use to stitch their suits. “Our swimsuits really move with and not against your body,” they share. Their designs are also made to flatter the curves and shape of your body, so you’ll feel you’re at your 100% at the beach!
Aster Maillot in Blush (P2,000)
Zinia Top in Slate (P1,100)
8. Eika Swimwear
Eika Swimwear has been around for a while, but it’s where you can score all your beach essentials—from swimwear to cover-ups and turban headbands to beach towels, even down to sun care like sunscreen, face mist, and more. But the star of the show is still their wide array of swimmies that come in various styles, prints, and designs.
EL072 O-Backless One Piece (P1,100)
EL074 Leaf Print One Piece (P1,100)
9. Float Swimwear
For chic swimwear and beachwear, you’ll never go wrong with Float Swimwear. Their pieces are flirty and sexy without revealing too much—perfect if you want to look stylish while chilling at the beach. We love how you can style each piece with your favorite beach dress, your go-to denims, or your cozy cover-up!
Clémence in Sky (P2,300)
Isla Top in Wine (P1,200) and Elena Bottoms in Wine (P1,000)
10. Beyond the Beach
If no-frills is how you like your suits, you’ll dig Beyond the Beach’s selection of simple yet stylish swimwear. Through the years, the local brand has gained over 70,000 followers on Instagram and it’s easy to see why. They’ve got some figure-flattering pieces that will surely help you gain double-taps on your beach photos!
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.