In Singapore, the year-round summer weather means you can expect a swimwear store at every corner, right? Well, not really. How about lingerie for fuller figures? There’s a clear consensus that it’s a big challenge for many women to find these small things in Singapore. So we took up the challenge and scoured the entire island and found amazing places where you can shop for a great range of swimwear and lingerie suitable for women of all shapes and sizes.
Founded in 2019, this Singapore-based swimwear brand offers simple yet stylish swimwear that doesn’t break the bank. We’re eyeing the latest Casa Amber collection, a fab line-up of minimalist designs featuring luxurious velvet on a blend of soft nylon and spandex. Intricate details are key in this contemporary and easy-to-wear range, with delicate rosegold hardware meticulously hand-sewn onto each piece. If you prefer something with more coverage, go for the fitted, sporty-looking Robin top ($40), which provides ample support for fun in the sun. Pair it with the matching Robin bottom ($37), a high-waisted, figure-flattering silhouette that hugs in all the right places.
The designs are available in limited runs, so if you’re eyeing something on the site, you’ll want to get your hands on it, stat! Each order is also packed in an Amber Swim Essentials bag that’s made with an off-white canvas and completed with a luxe midnight blue ribbon; the pretty packaging makes gifting a breeze.
For timeless, quality swimwear made ethically and responsibly, check out local label UBU. These gorgeous pieces are handmade in a small family-run factory in Bali using Carvico Vita fabric, an eco-friendly, recycled material that’s derived from post-consumer goods such as fishing nets. The luxurious Italian fabric is also known to be more resistant to chlorine, sunscreen and oils than its alternatives, and has the highest possible UV Protection rating (UPF 50+). On top of that, it feels amazingly soft on the skin!
UBU’s socially-conscious line is designed entirely in-house. You’ll find a beautiful selection of classic silhouettes that are made to last, including reversible styles in both bikinis and one-piece swimsuits, so you can switch up your look depending on your mood.
Heading to the beach? Check out the UBU range of Turkish towels, which are handwoven from 100 percent Turkish cotton! These lightweight pestemals are extremely absorbent – perfect for all your swimming needs.
This brand dropped May 2018 and it’s filled with trendy pieces at affordable prices $45 for a top and $35 for bottoms.
Find it: Babecaveswim.com
Not only will you find lots of bikinis and one-pieces from brands like JETS and Miraclesuit, a contour suit for slimming effect, you can also get UV-protective swimwear here.
Sizes: US 4 to 18
Find it: #01-07/08 Tanglin Mall and #05-34 Paragon or www.oceanparadise.com.sg
This online swimwear boutique stocks the latest in trendy swimwear from Australia.
Sizes: UK 8 to 24
Find it: www.singapore.zodee.com
The Australian swimwear icon has three stores in Singapore carrying a wide range of stylish swimwear to suit your style, be it girly, sporty or sophisticated.
Sizes: AU 6 to 16
Find it: #02-16/17 Wisma Atria; Takashimaya Level 4; and 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-39E Great World City
Brazilian brand Cia. Maritima is deemed to be a trendsetter in the swimwear market. Not sure of your size? Cia. Maritima provides an excellent fitting service with its Pre-select and Try first (COD) option, where customers can choose a convenient time and location.
Sizes: S to XL
Find it: www.ciamaritimaasia.com
Coral Secret stocks high-end swimwear and resort apparel by brands from Latin America and the United States. Find glamorous, classic swimwear by label Beach Bunny and a more fun swimwear range with elaborate embroidery, bold and vibrant prints by Aguaclara.
Sizes: UK 4 to 16
Find it: www.coralsecret.com
Change Lingerie offers more than 90 bra sizes. They have swimwear too which comes in cup sizes, instead of generic sizing, to give you a better fit.
Sizes: 65A – 95J
Find it: #02-08 Cluny Court
If you’re happy to splurge for a very special occasion, La Perla carries a premium collection of couture swimwear and sexy lingerie in luxurious fabrics.
Sizes: 32A to 40D
Find it: #L1-48 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and #02-12 F Takashimaya Shopping Centre
The Butterfly range of bras has a wider back and side panels to support curvier figures and the body shapers Shape Sensation target individual problem areas. Look out for Triumph’s Valisere brand for sensual European designs available in a wide size range. Besides lingerie, Triumph also carries a swimwear line.
Sizes: 70A to 85F
Find it: at major department stores including Takashimaya, Isetan, Tangs and Metro. www.facebook.com/triumphsg
Aimer: A range of exquisite understated sexy lingerie that features an elegant fusion of Oriental and Western design elements.
Sizes: up to 90E
Find it: #B2-107 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands; #01-138/139/140 VivoCity; and Takashimaya Level 3
Chaloné stocks a great selection of European lingerie that is stylish and luxurious yet affordable. Here’s you’ll find feminine, elegant lingerie and swimwear brands like Jolidon, Aubade and Jezebel.
Sizes: 32A to 36D
Find it: #01-75/76 Millenia Walk; #02-337 Marina Square; and #01-33 Wisma Atria
Marks & Spencer
The all-time-favourite British department store has plenty of long-lasting lingeriefor everyday wear. It also has a good range of shapewear and swimwear.
Sizes: swimwear and shapewear UK 8 to 20; bras 32A to 42G
Find it: various locations islandwide,marksandspencer.com
Leading Japanese brand Wacoal has been one of the frontrunners in the lingerie industry. Its innovative “cool” bras, Cool Jade, are made from breathable Q-cotton and all-natural inorganic mineral jade which features cool-to-the-touch properties. Great for hot climates like Singapore’s.
Sizes: 70B to 80D
Find it: various locations – Plaza Singapura, Marina Square and department stores like Takashimaya and Tangs. www.wacoal.com.sg
Located on the second floor of Tangs on Orchard Road, the Dressing Room stocks an incredibly wide range of lingerie including American brand Maidenform and Xixili, a trendy but classic lingerie brand that is designed to give you the perfect fit.
Sizes: 32A to 44E
Find it: Tangs Orchard department store. www.tangs.com.sg
For even more options try these stores: John Little at Plaza Singapura, Billabong, Rip Curl, H&M and Topshop.
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