With the temperature rising and we’re started to shed the winter layers, there is one thing to start shopping for now- swimwear! We know that finding the perfect swimsuit can be a dreaded task, with seemingly endless unflattering nylon options available, so we have rounded up the best places to go online and in Hong Kong to find the perfect swimwear in our Top 10 Shops for Swimwear in Hong Kong This Summer.
Whether you are hitting the beach, pool or just sipping a cocktail in the sun, you’ll look effortlessly stylish all summer long.
With a wide range of styles, shapes, cover-ups and accessories to suit every body type, Victorias Secret is a one-stop online destination for swimwear. The site is easy to navigate with different collections to choose from. We love that you can also shop separates- so you can mix and match different styles.
Expect to pay HK$200-400 for a full set and HK$ 100-200 for separates. HK$250-400 for a one-piece.
Keeping with their reputation as a go-to brand for effortlessly stylish clothes, J Crew have a large selection of chic one-piece suits and bikinis that will keep you looking cool by the pool. Simple but statement making, the suits are super flattering and the site is conveniently separated into ‘patterns’ and ‘solids’, so your browsing is quick and easy.
HK$1,000-1,500 for full-piece and HK$500 for bikini.
www.jcrew.com (soon in Hong Kong!)
Lane Crawford carries a sophisticated and carefully curated selection of bikinis, one-pieces and accessories from designers such as Emilio Pucci, Jets and T by Alexander Wang. Shop for cool ombre and animal print pieces from Australian Brand We Are Handsome and graphic printed bikinis from Melissa Odabash. They also have an online store so you can shop from the comfort of your own home. From teeny tiny bikinis to floor length graphic cover ups, Lane Crawford caters to every client.
Bikinis HK$500-3,000, Full-Piece HK$1,000- 6,000
- Lane Crawford, podium 3, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 3388
- Lane Crawford, 3 Canton Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 3428
Cool girl favourite, TopShop has a selection of swimwear that is designed with the trendy summer lover in mind. If you are after the latest looks then this is the place to go. Summer 2014 sees an abundance of 50’s style high waisted bottoms and bandeau tops in graphic prints and bright shades. They do not carry a huge selection in the Central store and its mostly bikini’s, but you can shop separates so head there now and get creative!
Bikini HK$300-600, One Piece HK$500- 1,000
- Topshop, 56-65 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2118 5383
High street favourite, H&M have a wide range of swimwear styles available. You can choose from bandeau style bikinis in bold jewel tones to one-piece suits in pretty pastels and polka dots. The prices are so reasonable that you can afford to mix and match and choose a few.
Prices for bikini bottoms range from HK$79-99 and tops from HK$149-179. One-piece costumes start at HK$200.
- H&M, Silvercord, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Tel: 3521 1171
If you think fast fashion mega store Forever 21 isn’t really the place to shop for quality swimwear, think again. The brand has a fun and on-trend selection to choose from featuring the latest prints and cuts that come in a wide range of sizes. With prices starting at hK$100 you can afford to splurge; perfect for the woman who lives in her bikini in summer.
HK$100-200 for bikini. HK$200-350 for a one-piece.
- 19 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Tel: 2890 4791
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Marie France Van Damme
If you are looking for a costume to transcend seasons and provide the perfect mixture of style, comfort and glamour, then Marie France Van Damme’s boutique is the place to go. The 2014 collection is a celebration of print and texture and includes a wide variety of kaftans and cover-ups. Featuring leopard print and metallic one and two piece suits, this brand will make sure you are the most glamorous sun seeker this summer!
Bikini HK$2,000- 2,500 Full-Piece HK$2,500- 3,000
- Shop 3088, Podium 3, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2882 9088
Papeete is Hong Kong’s answer to season defying, durable and stylish swimwear. Summer 2014 sees a line inspired by Alice in Wonderland, so expect bright colours, geometric patterns and whimsical cover-ups. Never overly complicated, they make swimsuits that the effortlessly stylish woman wants to wear and suit the asian figure but have an international appeal. They are durable enough to take the sun, sea, and pool so you never have to worry about embarrassing moments post dive. Did we mention that they are super flattering too?
- Sheer, 4/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2147 3887
- Konzepp, 50 Tung St. Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2803 0339
HK$500 – 1,500
- Ozzie Cozzie 3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong Tel: 2810 1356
Rush stocks a wide range of suits to suit every body shape and budget, from British brand Zoggs, high fashion Brazilian line ViX and even Havaianas ! It’s also the place for yoga babes as they carry a selection of stylish workout gear. They also have a range of resort-wear and cute cover-ups so you can be perfectly protected while out in the sun.
- Rush G/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong Tel: 2526 0620
- Rush G/F, G35 DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong Tel: 3421 2010