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The Best Swimwear for all Shapes and Budgets

By Sophie Pettit 11 April 2019
Summer is just around the corner, and our diaries will soon be filling up with beach days and junk parties – it's a tough life we know! To help you look and feel fabulous in the waves this summer, we've browsed the shops to find the hottest swimwear around to meet every budget. From the cutest one-pieces to the funkiest trunks in town, we've got you covered – literally!

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For the Ladies

1. Jungle Jane

Summertime gives us the perfect opportunity to rock the tropical look and this stylish Luisa One Piece Swimsuit from Italian fashion brand Calzedonia will make you look and feel like an Amazonian princess. Not only is it elegant and playful, it's flattering too, featuring a low-cut back to ensure optimal tanning, and drapery on the waist to help enhance your figure. Calzedonia, $999

2. Peacock Dreams

The peacock craze is still going strong, and this gorgeous asymmetric Peacock Swimsuit is a beautiful addition to your summer wardrobe. With removable push-up padding and power lining for tummy control, it's practical too. And did we mention that it's on sale? Grab one now before they fly off the shelves! Gourami, 176D Johnston Road, Wan Chai / 51 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui $559.30 (reduced from $799) 

3. It's a Wrap!

It's certainly not the cheapest swimsuit on the block, but it's definitely one of the most stylish. We love this Kiti Kito Wrap One Piece by Paolita which comes with a built-in belt that wraps around the waist to create a flattering silhouette. The low V-neck cut at the front might be a little daring for some, but if you can't live a little in the summertime, when can you? Paolita, Sheer, 13 Gough Street, Central, $2,780

4. Club Tropicana

Summertime is all about rocking bright colours, and this vibrant Swimsuit with Frills certainly does the trick. At a very affordable $299, this playful, sexy, and bold number features a wrap-over V-neck front, flirty frills, and narrow shoulder straps that cross and tie at the back. Double it up with a colourful sarong and you'll look like a summer goddess.

H&M, locations vary, $299

5. Miracle Maker

Thanks to the clever designers at US brand Miraclesuit, we can have our cake and eat it – literally. Available in US size 10 to 16, this figure-flattering Cruise Magicsuit Solid Taylor Top is perfect for hiding your modesty, while still maintaining a feminine look. Its V-neck and handkerchief hemline elongate your figure while the racerback detail makes it casual and trendy. Miraclesuit, USD126 (approximately HKD988)

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For the Men

6. Junk Trunks

Going on a junk? Need some trunks? Boy do we have a treat for you. Inspired by the city we call home, these Junk Sunrise bathers from local brand Māzú Resortwear are adorable and practical. They're not the cheapest trunks around, admittedly, but come on – just look at them! If you love Hong Kong as much as we do, you'll snap these up in no time.

Māzú Resortwearlocations vary, $1,400

 7. Aloha Spirit

Aloha! Have some fun this summer sporting these snazzy Aloha Cartoon Printed Swim Shorts on the beach or by the pool. We love a man who's confident enough to rock the floral look, and these very affordable trunks will certainly catch everyone's attention. Plus, the joy of online shopping means you can avoid the sauna-like streets of Hong Kong trying to find some trunks for your next junk party. It's a win-win!

Topman, GBP18 (approximately HKD180)

8. Toucan Paradise

You'll be hard to miss in these striking Toucan Print Swimming Trunks from ZARA, which scream summer fun in the sun. Comfortable, affordable, and oh-so-playful, there's no excuse not to snap these bad boys up. ZARA, $229

9. Flaming Flamingos 

Make a bold statement with these fabulous Blue Flamingo Dinghy Swim Shorts from Next Direct, which will likely match the inflatable pool floats on your junk. At $97, they're an absolute steal, and will definitely show off your fun side. Next Direct, $97

10. Tarzan

Ooh, hello Tarzan! Be king of the jungle – or the junk – with these bargain tropical Short Swim Shorts, which come in at under $150. Now all you need to do is find your Jane – you never know, there could be a summer romance on the cards. Why not don these bad boys and find out. H&M, locations vary, $149
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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.