Choosing the right swimsuit for the perfect occasion is always hard, especially now that the go-to location of the summer is your back-garden. The neighbours can all see right in and you might feel self-conscious of your 10-year-old swimsuit that sags in places, and is too tight in others. What better time to impress your nosey audience but with the hottest swimwear and get the best of a British tan you can.
If you choose some of our top picks, not only will you look your best, but you will also be able to explain how your newest wardrobe piece is sustainable. Sustainability is a huge part of what we stand for at Bodywear Lab and so obviously all our recommendations have the seal of approval from us. These brands either use sustainable fabrics, source locally or have biodegradable packaging. Hopefully all three! There is still a long way to go with sustainability in fashion, but this is definitely a good place to start. So now when your neighbours pop over for a cuppa and compliment your summer get-up, you can inform them on ecology too!
Stay Wild’s Luna One Piece that is sustainably made in London using Econyl fabric (made from regenerated ocean plastic).
ARABELLA SWIM Contour Bra set in Navy Glimmer. This underwired bra is perfect not only as an outfit in itself, but can easily double up as a bra for everyday wear as the underwire and padding provide maximum support at all times and the indented seams and scalloped edges offer elegance as well as structure.
The straps are detachable to minimise tan lines, and the high waisted bottoms define the narrowest part of the waist to create a retro inspired silhouette.
Chlorine, salt and sun resistant and consequently has very versatile use
This gorgeous white off-shoulder bikini from Mara Hoffman’s swimwear collection is, again, sustainable as it is made from REPREVE polyester. The costume has a raised jacquard texture and is resistant to suncream staining (especially important with white).
REPREVE polyester is a fibre made of 100% recycled plastic, mostly bottles.
If you haven’t been living under a rock (or your sofa cushions) you will have heard of this swimwear brand, Fisch. This one piece, titled the Choisy has scruchie straps and gorgeous embellished buttons making the one piece extremely flattering and allowing you to stand out, even in the back garden.
It also comes in a matching pattern bikini with underwired top that lifts and supports. Again, making it a very flattering fit.
Both are made of Econyl and have high UV protection, as well as a stretchy and sculpting fit.
This gorgeous swimsuit with geometric print is another Mara Hoffman swim piece and, again, is made from recycled polyester and spandex. This fashionable choice not only draws attention, but fits with the current fashion trends of summer 2020.
Talia Collins’ baby pink bikini set with a one shoulder top and high waisted briefs is a super flattering combination to make you feel your best this summer. The duo comes in a selection of colours and can work with any combination.
Made from recycled polyamide, this is a sustainably sourced piece making it stand out even more as a go-to choice.
PEONY Pintucked swiss-dot stretch swimsuit in Apricot is another gorgeous choice this summer. The pleated effect as a result of the pintuck provides a very on-trend look that can be transitioned from swimwear to bodysuit. Perfect for changing from your backgarden, to running an errand or WFH.
The straps are adjustable from either a straight cut or to a halterneck and it is sustainably made from recycled polyester.
Another PEONY piece, this time a convertible polka dot bikini in white and green.
The reason this is such a great choice, is not only is it made using stretch ECOLYN, which is made from recycled plastic, but the puffed sleeves are detachable. This allows you to glam up or glam down your bikini outfit, or even pull it off as a gorgeous daytime top!
This Patina Green tie swimsuit from GANNI is another sustainable option to showcase your neighbours. Made from recycled fabric that is blended with stretch, and ribbed for comfort this is a great piece that can double up as a bodysuit if the chance for a holiday never arises.
It’s beautiful tie detailing and green colour are super flattering and fashionable this season, providing more reason for its place in our list.
JUA JUNE’s Moana One piece is a super flattering and sexy choice, your backyard has never seen such style.
The low neck swimsuit with halter neck tie and accented waist not only result in a beautiful contour of your body in all the right places, but keep you looking flawlessly styled.
Jua June’s swimsuits are made in England and constructed of recycled polyamide, showing that they are environmental conscious.
This 2000’s inspired bikini from KYMINA is named Eva after Eva Longoria and her noughties styles.
The triangle top and low waisted cheeki bottoms remind us of those 2000’s, but in a great way. The honeycomb texture is super soft and as the fabric is made using Econyl, this brand are a super choice when looking for swimwear, especially when on a budget!
Despite being lower in price, they are by no means reduced in style and had to be included in our choices.