Our Five Favorite Instagram Accounts This Week: Swimwear Brands You Need to Know
We’ve handpicked some vacation-ready selections.
Summertime calls for perfect white T-shirts, swimwear, accessories and not much else. If you’re like us, you’ve probably been crossing your fingers that sun-filled weather would actually be back for good. In our latest roundup, we’ve selected a few swimwear companies we have on our radar.
Some picks may be new to you like Andrea Iyamah, a namesake line by a Nigerian designer named Dumebi Iyamah. One popular brand we’ve included Tropic of C was created by supermodel Candice Swanepoel. If you’re looking for a line crafted with unique materials that none of your friends would think to cop, Hunza G has got you covered. Continue reading to see our top picks.
HYPEBAE Pick: Created by former fashion editor Brittany Kozerski-Freeney, Jade Swim offers minimalistic, universally flattering pieces created with luxe Italian fabric. The versatile one-pieces are stylish enough to be worn for a night out with a blazer or even with a modern jacket in the office. It’s important to note that each selection retains its shape and offers UV protection. This line which we’ve had on our radar for a few years makes packing for quick weekend trips easy and honestly quite effortless.
HYPEBAE Pick: Best friends Hyla Nayeri and Adrien Bettio launched 437 Swimwear after realizing they both wanted to get a five-course meal at a restaurant and still feel confident in a swimsuit. In the summer of 2017, the duo launched their brand to allow women to feel like their best selves even in a bikini. The luxe pieces are constructed with a soft polyester-spandex blend. This material allows for each piece to be flattering, making for a curve hugging fit. Most importantly, 437 is created at a Chinese manufacturing facility that has fair wages, mandated safe working conditions and fair working hours.
HYPEBAE Pick: Launched as a swim line in 2013 by Nigerian designer Dumedi Iyamah, Andrea Iyamah Swimwear relies heavily on colorful, unique designs. This brand first fell on our radar via Instagram years ago. Coined as an “eccentric take on swimwear,” each piece is well-cut and created with vibrant patterns. Iyamah gets her inspiration from her African heritage and blends various cultures to create her modern collections from season to season. Notably, the brand also specializes in women’s ready-to-wear, which is reflected in the swimwear range.
HYPEBAE Pick: Launching originally in the ’80s, Hunza G first became known due to the iconic mini dress seen on Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Relaunched under creative director, Georgiana Huddart, the London-based brand is now making swimsuits and bikinis with seersucker fabric. The bright colors in the range are impossible to not pay attention to. Current offerings include bandeau sets, ribbed seersucker bikinis and stunning one-pieces.
HYPEBAE Pick: Founded by supermodel Candice Swanepoel, Tropic of C offers vintage-inspired pieces with a modern twist. The brand also gets direct inspiration from Brazilian and European design cues. The most recent collection includes curve-cut bottoms, corset-inspired tops and smoothly contoured details reminiscent of dance apparel. This season 50-percent of Tropic of C’s swimsuits are created with Econyl®, an eco-friendly, bi-elastic techno-fabric. Econyl® works in collaboration with healthyseas.org to create a 100-percent recycled material from discarded fishing nets and other landfill waste.