From bon ton bikinis to slimming swimsuits and coquettish kaftans we’ve found the best stores to find poolside glamour. So don’t pound the pavements searching, use this guide to make some strategic shopping plans!
Belicious Boutique: Frustrated with the island’s lack of choice for women who aren’t waif-like, Kate McPherson decided to launch her own swimwear label. Three years on and Belicious Swimwear is flattering women of all shapes and sizes. We love the Black Russian one-piece, its sexy black netting also has a secret firming lining to hide any extra curves.
Sizes: UK 8-16 (US 4-12)
Find it: 33 Greenfield Drive, Frankel Estate (East Coast). Also at Takashimaya or online at www.belicious.me.
La Perla: If you’re happy to splurge, the latest range takes inspiration from the swinging sixties. For something demure opt for the black halter bandeau with its whimsical skirt pleats.
Sizes: Bra UK 32A – 40D (US 32 AA- 40 C). Briefs UK 10-18 (US 8 – 16). Find it: L1-48 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Also available from Takashimaya.
Ocean Paradise: Not only will you find lots of bikinis and one-pieces from brands like JETS and Miraclesuit, you can also kit out the little ones in UV-protective swimwear. Sizes: UK 10-20 (US 8-18). The kids’ collection starts at three months.
Find it: Ocean Paradise, #01-07/08 Tanglin Mall and #05-34 Paragon. www.oceanparadise.com.sg
My-Wardrobe: To ensure you always look at your fashionista best, surf my-wardrobe.com online. Choose from D&G and Zimmerman and all the brands between.
Sizes: UK XS-L.
Find it: www. My-wardrobe.com
Takashimaya Department Store: A wide range of swimwear in all sizes for women, men and children. Find it: 391 Orchard Road
Ocho Maeve: A good range of one-piece and cover-ups for Sandra Dee types.
Find it: #01-28A United Square, Novena and #01-39 Kallang Leisure Park, East Coast
Sun Paradise: Sports swimwear as well as basics for women, men and children.
Find it: Seven outlets across the island including Plaza Singapura, Raffles City Mall and Velocity.
Zodees: Stocks the latest trendy swimwear from the Australian online swimwear boutique.
Sizes: UK 8 to 16.
Find it: www.singapore.zodee.com
Bella Kini: Huge range of bikinis and one-pieces for all body shapes and types, available in stores or online.
Find it: #P1-09 9 Raffles Boulevard, Parco @ Millenia Walk & 3 New Bugis Street and www.bella-kini-sg.com
Seafolly: The Australian swimwear icon has two stores in Singapore.
Sizes: UK 8 to 18 (XS to XXL)
Find it: #01-068 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall
Triumph Swim: Besides lingerie, Triump also has another equally sexy swimwear line Sizes: UK S – XL.
Find it: Major department stores including Takashimaya, Isetan, Tangs and Metro.
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