12 Beautiful Swimsuits That are Both Functional and Sexy

by Ho Guo Xiong
LIFESTYLE  |  May 06, 2019
  • These are all you need for your next beach vacation.
    1 / 13 These are all you need for your next beach vacation.

    It’s never too early to start packing for your summer beach vacay. Besides, with Singapore enjoying an all-around tropical climate, you’d always need an on-point swimsuit to hit the beach clubs or yacht parties during the weekends. Whatever the reason, it’s time to update your swimwear, ladies.

    Whether you prefer a sexy, skin-showing two-piece bikini or a modest yet sophisticated one-piece silhouette, we’ve got you covered. Here are 12 stylish swimsuits that are definitely worth the investment.

    Finally, remember your sunblock and sunglasses before transforming yourself into a beautifully bronzed glamazon. Cheers to looking great on the beach.

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  • Norma Kamali Goddess swim dress (approx $727.45)
    2 / 13 Norma Kamali Goddess swim dress (approx $727.45)

    Like its name suggests, you’ll be looking like a goddess with this midnight blue swimsuit from Norma Kamali. Sporting a flowing handkerchief hem and wrap ties, this is perfect for those who want to cover up a little more without sacrificing anything from the provocative department. The deep plunge neckline shows off your chest assets while the gathered waistband and ruffled hem also accentuates an hourglass shape. We suggest pairing this with grey sunnies and a cream kimono while you enjoy the sun by the pool.

    (Also read: How to Keep Your Skin Soft and Smooth After Swimming)

    Available at Net-a-Porter

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  • Zimmermann Allia wrap-effect floral-print swimsuit ($447.31)
    3 / 13 Zimmermann Allia wrap-effect floral-print swimsuit ($447.31)

    It’s girly, happy and bright — everything a swimsuit should be. This one-piece Zimmermann creation sports cheerful florals that are iconic of the label, and is super hot thanks to its plunging neckline and cinched waist. Wrap a sarong around your waist and slip into straw sandals to finish the feminine look.

    Available at Net-a-Porter

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  • Matteau swimsuit ($335.64)
    4 / 13 Matteau swimsuit ($335.64)

    If you want a little more sun protection and coverage when you go to the beach, this piece is for you. It’s equal parts elegant and practical, and shows just the right touch of skin with its sexy v-neckline. You can wear this with denim shorts for a fuss-free get-up when you are heading to and from the beach.

    Available at Net-a-Porter

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  • Mara Hoffman Gamela belted striped textured swimsuit ($439.97)
    5 / 13 Mara Hoffman Gamela belted striped textured swimsuit ($439.97)

    While we wouldn’t recommend women who are conscious of their waist to wear this Mara Hoffman piece, the horizontal stripes of this swimsuit would be great for people with a more petite build as it can help widen and balance your proportions. And you don’t have to worry about being shapeless because the wrap-around can accentuate your feminine curves. Finish with a pair of golden hoops and wedge sandals.

    (Also read: Best Swimwear for Every Body Type)

    Available at Net-a-Porter

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  • Camilla reversible embellished printed triangle bikini ($530.90)
    6 / 13 Camilla reversible embellished printed triangle bikini ($530.90)

    This might seem like just a colourful tropical floral printed bikini set — and it’s gorgeous, to be fair. However, we love that the panty can be reversed to reveal a leopard pattern design so you can easily switch up your looks or match with other bikini sets in your collection. Throw on a scarf-print kaftan to really play up the opulent patterns.

    Available at Net-a-Porter

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  • Missoni Mare metallic printed triangle bikini ($455.86)
    7 / 13 Missoni Mare metallic printed triangle bikini ($455.86)

    Your love for logomania doesn’t have to stop at the beach or the pool. Go bright and bold when you’re wearing this gold Missoni bikini. Wear this outstanding set with an unbuttoned oversized white shirt and tie a knot around your waist to get that casual, chic look.

    Available at Net-a-Porter

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  • Oysho Breton striped set, price available in store
    8 / 13 Oysho Breton striped set, price available in store

    Spanish clothing label Oysho recently debuted their first Singapore branch at Jewel in Changi Airport and it’s a great place to get new swimwear and undergarments. This striped piece features a high-waisted panty that will be great for those who are looking to tuck in their belly for a slimmer silhouette. Plus, we love the nautical-inspired vibe. Throw an off-white shirt over it when you’re heading to the beach bar.

    (Also read: 12 Stylish Swimsuit Cover-Ups For Your Beach Holiday)

    Available at Oysho

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  • Zara asymmetric colour block swimsuit ($59.90)
    9 / 13 Zara asymmetric colour block swimsuit ($59.90)

    Sporting a unique one shoulder design with a sultry diagonal cut out, this Zara one-piece is super sexy yet tasteful. We especially love the sleek and modern colour-blocking design. This is so sculptural that we reckon you could wear it out like a bodysuit while pairing it with a pair of wide-legged trousers and strappy sandals.

    Available at Zara

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  • Pomelo Fashion Sugarcoat Malibu one piece swimsuit – green ($54)
    10 / 13 Pomelo Fashion Sugarcoat Malibu one piece swimsuit – green ($54)

    Stand out among the sea of bodies with this hot neon green design by Pomelo Fashion. With a sexy strappy backless design, this is definitely a head-turner. Let this girly ruffled swimsuit shine with a black wide-brimmed hat.

    Available at Pomelo

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  • Mango Ruffles Bikini Top and Bottom ($45.90 and $35.90 respectively)
    11 / 13 Mango Ruffles Bikini Top and Bottom ($45.90 and $35.90 respectively)

    Girly girls will never say no to ruffles, so this Mango piece is perfect if that’s you. Bonus: It’s great for small-chested ladies as the layered frills help add dimension to the bust area. Finish with a batik kimono and sliders.

    (Also read: 12 Pretty Swimwear That Will Flatter Your Figure)

    Available at Mango

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  • Topshop black split middle swimsuit ($59.90)
    12 / 13 Topshop black split middle swimsuit ($59.90)

    This sexy backless number is brought several notches higher with its cut-out design around the tummy. Go with a pair of sandal heels to play up the strappy and ribbed quality of this Topshop swimsuit.

    Available at Topshop

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  • H&M halterneck swimsuit ($44.95)
    13 / 13 H&M halterneck swimsuit ($44.95)

    Nothing says ‘look at me’ more than fiery chilli red swimsuit. The halterneck silhouette of this H&M piece is not only seductive, it also makes it easy to slip in and out of this number. Style this with a pair of bell-bottom jeans and a messy bun.

    Available at H&M

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