Living in South East Asia has its perks. One of them is having a tropical climate all year round, which means that we are constantly in a perpetual state of summer. While that can be disheartening to some, think of it this way: cute swimwear can be worn all year round. Whether you’re heading to some local beaches, neighbouring islands or even just a weekend staycation, the opportunities to don a bikini are aplenty. Because one can never have too many, why not get some of these luxury swimwear pieces?

If you have an Instagram account filled with carefully curated photos and outfits that you never photograph twice, picking out several luxury swimwear pieces are essential. Plus, nobody likes wearing damp swimwear the next day. 

While some may argue that these are purely aesthetical and non-functional, we beg to differ. True, you may be tempted to not to get your precious Amir Slama bikinis wet. But plenty of our other picks enable you to do more than just lounge prettily by the water. You can actually — gasp — swim in them!

Now, go crazy and treat yourself to some cute, luxury swimwear.

1
Amir Slama fringed bikini

Now, this is one piece that you may not want to get dirty in. This pure white string bikini is fringed and crocheted, which means it’s extremely delicate. It’s certainly a piece that will photograph well, so be sure to find someplace Instagrammable to wear this to.

RM2,669.52, Farfetch

2
Derek Lam printed one-piece

Dive into your creative side with this monochromatic abstract one-piece from Derek Lam. It’s a piece that covers up the appropriate parts without you needing to suck your gut in all the time. Its backless design lends a bit of sexiness to your beach outfit.

RM1,912.96, Farfetch

3
Eres Edge swimsuit

Want something a little more conservative for the pool or beach? Then try out this Eres swimsuit, reminiscent of a rashguard but with a plunging neckline. It oozes classiness and a different kind of sexy, which you don’t need to reveal skin for.

RM2,469.60, Net-a-Porter

4
Missoni zig-zag bikini

You’ve worked out hard in the gym and done due diligence on your diet. Now, reward yourself with a super cute bikini that shows off your hard work. This zig-zag piece from Missoni is a tiny piece that’s colourful enough to represent summer in its splendour.

RM1,826.72, Farfetch

5
Oscar de la Renta one-shoulder printed swimsuit

Show off your artsy side with this printed Oscar de la Renta piece. It also covers up the essential areas but has a cut-out back to reveal adequate skin, and a one-shoulder design to show off toned shoulders. Plus, the colours are bold enough to pop in your pictures.

RM3,214.40, Farfetch

6
Zimmerman Corsair corset ruffled swimsuit

You might not be inclined to get this baby wet, and we completely understand why. This romantic, floral ruffled piece is gorgeous and easily mistaken for a piece of dainty lingerie. But make no mistake, it is a swimwear piece that will guarantee many people sliding into your DMs and demanding where you got that swimsuit, stat.

RM2,320.64, Farfetch

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.