Cos(sies) you're worth it: 5 Hot Swimwear Brands

At age 27 I declared that I was too old for bikinis.

Now don’t take my word for it, there are many hot mamas rocking two-pieces right into their 90’s. But if like me you adore the comfort and ease of the one-piece - and the guilt-free joy of your third round of patatas fritas on the beach as much as you cherish independent designers - then this article, my friend is for you.

 

BATOKO

These swimsuits are rubbish. Literally.

Batoko is a British brand producing irresistible cossies made from 100% recycled plastic waste that would have otherwise been headed for landfill and our oceans.

Despite having the resources and tech available, only 10% of plastic is getting recycled. But Batoko are out to change that with their line of affordable swimsuits for grown-ups and kids.

Cute and conscious.

Get yours £40, grown-ups and £20, little ones at Batoko.com

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STIDSTON SWIMWEAR

Velvet swimwear. I’m calling it, 2019’s hottest culture clash. This swimsuit by Londons’ Stidston Swimwear is like sunshine bottled. Perfect for beach bathing and tucked into high-waisted shorts sipping your Mojito.

Get the Mazie in Sunshine Velvet £88 at stidstonswimwear.com

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MARYSIA

Polish-born, Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves, former ballerina and longtime surfer spent most of her time wearing leotards and wetsuits. Now based in LA, she’s translated her early uniforms into a modern swimwear collection.

Made from premium Italian fabrics, the swimwear is cut by hand and has attracted some big cheese fans including Lupita Nyong’o and Gwynny.

Not cheap, but cheerful. I like this one in Yolk pink and red colours, $329.00 at marysia.com

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LES GIRLS LES BOYS

It is on good authority that I say to you that this green stripe swimsuit is an excellently flattering cut.

Les Girls Les Boys calls itself un-filtered, un-pretentious and honest and a brand that challenges out-dated ideas and established norms.

So there you have it, brains and beauty. Get yours £90 lesgirlslesboys.com

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AYLA SWIM

I’ve included the Ayla Savannah Frill Swimsuit here because I’m being a good girl and this is a feature on cossies. BUT I am also physically attached in body and mind to this halter / high-waisted trousers look below.

They recommend pairing with Coronas and tacos which is definitely something I can get behind.

Garms from £85 at aylaswim.com

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See you at the playa.

ThingsDaisy Hill