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The minimalists guide to swimwear

The search for that elusive perfect bikini or one-piece can often prove futile. All you want is swimwear that looks cool, fits seamlessly (aka makes your body look banging) and forgoes any and all bells and whistles. No snazzy details. No crazy prints. Just uncomplicated, well-crafted swimwear. I mean I ask you, is that so much to ask?

For the ultimate minimalist, the search for the perfect triangle bikini ends now. New kid on the block Matteau Swim have created clean, uncomplicated swimwear and they serve it up straight. Skimpy yes, but not overtly sexy. Matteau is all about the ultimate streamlined fit – and they have hit the nail on the head.

If you’re in search of minimalism with a side of athleticism Lisa Marie Fernandez is the master of sexy neoprene (not an oxymoron, I swear) and her minimal one-pieces double as wetsuits and are made for long stints in the water. It’s the epitome of form meets function – fellow swimwear designers take note.

Sydney based brand Her The Label bridges the gap between new season trends and incredible construction and fit. Without breaking the bank, Her The Label manages to deliver exemplary swimwear that is eternally flatting. They are also, somewhat unsurprisingly, the third Australian brand to appear on the list. What can I say, Aussie’s know a thing or two about summer.

For the minimalist who deplores the thought of being boring, Solid & Striped dish up classic swim silhouettes with a modern twist. Think monochrome mix and match separates, two-tone suits and pared-back colour palettes.

For an elegant edge look no further than French label Eres. Intelligently crafted swimsuits created with high-tech materials and made to last – with a price-point to match.

For an understated feminine flavour, Marysia Swim balances the fine line between cute and clean. Traditional bikinis are given a girlish edge with scallop hems and unexpected cut-outs.

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