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10 swimsuits for a tropical Christmas

Not one for festivities or parties, and would rather exchange the festivities for a tropical getaway? We’ve not only got the destinations sorted, but your outfits too — specifically swimsuits.

Every beach getaway requires new swimwear, and we’ve sourced the Net for every destination and situation possible. Be it a quiet vacay with the boyfriend, fun trip with the girls, or even an escape with the whole family — we’ve got swimsuits ready for you.

From digitally printed one-piece suits, to handcrafted crochet and macramé separates, to sensuous numbers, there’s one for every lady. Don’t forget the sunscreen!


Tabula Rasa macramé cotton bikini

A delicate art piece by itself, each piece of Tabula Rasa bikini is meticulously crafted from Italian yarn using an intricate macramé technique, so no two pieces are the same. This style has been designed to be worn multiple ways. Wear yours by the beach, or in the city as a cropped top.

Tabula Rasa Anat macramé cotton bikini, US$648 (S$928). 


Stella McCartney printed bandeau swimsuit

Stella McCartney’s citrus-printed swimsuit not only screams “tropical”, but also “party-ready”. Cut from smooth stretch fabric, this bandeau one-piece has sporty mesh trims and a cutout back, neatly secured by an adjustable bow.

Stella McCartney mesh-trimmed printed bandeau swimsuit, US$196 (S$280).


Kiini bikini

A highly-Instagrammable set, Kiini’s Tuesday bikini top and boy-short bottoms are individually handmade with multicoloured crochet elastic trimmings. If you’re looking for an artsy, modern piece with a bohemian vibe — this is it.

Kiini Tuesday bikini top, US$165 (S$236), and matching bottoms, US$130 (S$186). 


Zimmermann lattice flutter one-piece

Trust the Australians to make the ultimate one-piece swimsuit which could possibly double up as a sexy lingerie. From Zimmermann’s Resort Swim’16 collection, the Oleander lattice flutter swimsuit is a panelled one piece with a deep V neckline, decorated with flutter ruffles. It is complete with criss cross lattice details at the centre front atop dotted mesh panels.

Zimmermann Oleander lattice flutter one-piece, AU$395 (S$422).


Mara Hoffman crocheted cotton bikini

A brand that never fails us when it comes to beachwear. Mara Hoffman’s hand-crocheted cotton bikini features the brand’s Spring’16 ‘Prismatic Stripe’ motif, which includes a ’70s style halter neck top and lace-up high-res briefs for a sexy touch. The stretch fabric lining ensures a smooth fit and optimum coverage in and out of water.

Mara Hoffman crocheted cotton halterneck bikini, US$240 (S$343.65).


Katie Eary twist-front swimsuit

An exclusive piece to MatchesFashion.com, this nude-pink Katie Eary swimsuit is made for the chic girly-girl. It is printed with colourful fish motifs, and cut with a halter neck that leads to a deep V neckline and a ultra flattering twist-front feature. And if that’s not enough, the sensuously low-cut back ensures a couple more admiring stares, and an even tan, of course.

Katie Eary fish print twist-front swimsuit, S$305.


Dolce & Gabbana printed bikini

Printed with the brand’s ‘Maiolica Fiori’ pattern inspired by traditional Sicilian tiles, the Italian-made bikini set includes a top with moulded underwired cups for support and removable straps, and high-rise briefs.

Dolce & Gabbana printed bikini, US$684 (S$979.41). 


Lisa Marie Fernandez seersucker maillot

Whether worn as a bodysuit or by itself, this Lisa Marie Fernandez number’s simple lines, together with a rope drawstring at the waist creates a slim silhouette. Its seersucker fabrication that is artfully seamed and modes to the body makes for a perfect fit. And need we say more about its sunshine Yasmin lemon hue?

Lisa Marie Fernandez seersucker maillot, US$445 (S$637).


Johanna Ortiz bikini

From the designer who’s famous for her modern take on feminine shoulder-baring silhouettes, Johanna Ortiz has now launched her first swimwear collection. This ruffled bikini top is super cute when worn as a chic cropped top with high-waisted bottoms, or even as it is with a matching bikini bottom.

Johanna Ortiz Moon Light bikini top, US$335 (S$479.90), and matching bottom, US$125 (S$179). 


Marysia cutout swimsuit 

Known for its simplistic designs with scallop edges, Marysia has designed this swimsuit with a halter tie-front, flattering side cutouts and an open back.

Marysia Mott cutout maillot, US$339 (S$485).