April 10, 2015

Wide brimmed hats, check. Kimono wrap top, all ready, with ever-trendy fringe to boot. You’re so ready to hit the beach, except, how do you decide on the myriad of swimsuit options out there? Stand out from a sea of bikinis with something unexpectedly sporty – these stylish picks from NET-A-PORTER.COM, perfect for the active beach babe, are a good start:


Founders Lucia Plane and Patreece Botheras have a love for both fitness and fashion, which shows in their luxury collection of high performance activewear, crafted with high-quality neoprene. These mix-and-match suits and separates are light, warm, thin, supple and stretch – plus flattering – and are great for seasoned paddlers, swimmers, divers or surfers.

[Image No. 1 – 3] Duskii, now available on NET-A-PORTER.COM. Prices start from USD101.

Ward Whillas

The New York-based brand sees stitch-free, reversible swimwear that combined elegant designs with advanced manufacturing technology (quick drying Italian fabric with UV protection, wicking properties, resistance to chlorine and body lotions etc). Pretty smart stuff, thanks to Ward and Whillas, who used to design accessories for Marc Jacobs and The Row. It’s even better to know that the suits use compression fabric to sculpt a sleeker silhouette.

[Image No. 4] Ward Whillas, now available on NET-A-PORTER.COM. All Ward Whillas swimsuits are made in the USA and prices start from £290.