In Singapore, the year-round summer weather means you can’t do without swimwear, and you’ll need a few. It’s a hard life! Whether you still feel comfortable in a bikini or a full swimsuit, there’s a good range of shopping options if you know where to look. And while we are talking about baring your body, lets take a look at lingerie too. This list includes the best physical and online stores to buy swimwear and lingerie 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 rose gold 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.
For a wide variety of sexy lingerie and sensual nightwear, check out multi-label online store Tatyana. Expect new releases every week, from baby dolls, fancy robes and lacy teddies, to shapewear and satin pyjama sets, sourced from across the globe. The website is easy to navigate, with categories to make online shopping easy-peasy. Brides-to-be can stock up on bridal lingerie, which includes a specially curated line-up of white kimonos, lace teddies, white stockings and more. What’s more, the store also offers plus-size options for those who are curvier – score!
On top of our lust list is the Grand Velvet Teddy by Mapale ($42), a beautiful one-piece that combines lavish velvet cups with delicate floral patterned lace, adjustment seams, a thong back cut and adjustable closures.
Looking for a fun gift idea? Check out Tatyana’s three-month subscription set ($54.90), which includes two luxurious lingerie bottoms, delivered each month to your location of choice.
While it’s based in Hong Kong, this online store offers free shipping in Singapore, too! Shop the stunning selection of top-quality lingerie at affordable prices, including T-shirt bras, seamless panties and satin night dresses that are both comfortable and trendy. Offering sizes that run from XS up to XXL, the brand also makes sure to include women of all shapes and sizes. Not sure if it fits? Amelie’s Bra has an easy and fuss-free return and refund policy, so you can shop without worries.
How to care for your lingerie
#1 Close your bras on the tightest hook before washing
#2 Hand wash or use the delicate washing cycle
#3 Use a mesh lingerie bag if using the washing machine
#4 Skip the dryer
#5 Never ever iron your lingerie!
This homegrown swimwear label offers trendy and affordable swimsuits that are meant for everyone to feel the best in. Striving to be more sustainable, the new 2020 collection will be made using lux Italian recycled, eco-friendly fabric. Now you can turn more heads in these stylish suits that will last longer and leave less of an eco footprint.
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 oceanparadise.com.sg
This homegrown brand has been in swimwear and activewear business for over 20 years! FUNFIT is popular for its wide range of styles that are comfortable yet wallet-friendly.
Sizes: XS to 5XL
Find it: welovefunfit.com or at multiple outlets across the island
These luxurious pieces are made in Brazil. On top of swimwear, there’s also a fab selection of resortwear to choose from.
Find it: douxswimwear.com
Happy Jiggly Feet
For quality swimwear that’s made in fair and ethical conditions, check out this swimswear brand. Browse the snazzy site to see how the gorgeous pieces look on various body shapes!
Find it: happyjigglyfeet.
This online swimwear boutique stocks the latest in trendy swimwear from Australia.
Sizes: UK 8 to 24
Find it: 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: Multiple stores islandwide. seafolly.com/sg
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: coralsecret.com
Change Lingerie offers more than 90 bra sizes. It has 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. facebook.com/ChangeSingapore
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. laperla.com/sg
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. facebook.com/triumphsg
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: Multiple locations islandwide, chalone.com.sg
Marks & Spencer
The all-time-favourite British department store has plenty of long-lasting lingerie for 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: Multiple 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 islandwide, wacoal.com.sg
Perk by Kate
Housed in a cosy shophouse along Telok Ayer, this multi-label boutique features an in-house range of designs, as well as a selection of international lingerie brands including Timpa, Addiction Lingerie and Commando. Want something more special? Check out the made-to-order service!
Find it: 134A Telok Ayer Street. perkbykate.com
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