Inspired by the best place to do summer, how could these Greek swimwear brands not create beautiful pieces?
Leave it to the country that wins at summer to also play host to many gorgeous bathing suit designers. Greek swimwear and resort brands have experienced a surge in popularity the last few years, and it comes as no surprise thanks to the quality and care that goes into these items… not to mention the best summer inspiration in the world, aka the Greek islands.
There are many, many Greek swimwear brands, but for now, we’ll just highlight a few of our favorites. P.S. sale season is unfolding before our eyes, so if your favoite seems a bit out of pricerange, keep an eye out! It’s the most wonderful time of the year for your materialistic, summer-loving inner hedon.
You know when you see every Instagrammer wearing something and it makes you sort of hate it but also you’re intrigued? That’s how I feel about Maa Boo. Theirs were the suits I couldn’t get out of my feed, so I decided to try one myself. Sure enough, I now understand the buzz. Their one pieces make you feel instantly glamorous and it’s obvious from the stitching and fabrics that they’re well-made.
The duo behind this brand is part French, part Greek, and the combination makes you wonder why the two cultures don’t collaborate more because the end result is luxurious aesthetic bliss.
Their embroidered bathing suits will cost you, but my oh my is the craftsmanship next level. The brand‘s ethos is that each piece should be a piece of art. Each collection draws inspiration from mythology and different world cultures, meant to ignite the senses. This year’s collected, called “Symmetry,” happened to be inspired by the geometric patterns of Greece and its art. The end result is a bit psychedelic, and also a bit sexy.
The Chios, for example, beautifully interprets the unique patterns found on the “Mastixa Island.”
Below are a few more to swoon from their 2017 swim lookbook
I discovered Lila Lekka’s sleek, sophisticated designs courtesy of the curators extraordinaire at The Mono Space. The bathing suits are trendy without falling into that category of something you’ll want to wear for just one season then toss away. The prints often verge on psychedelic, but not in a hippie, paisley fashion. The shapes and cuts are meant to flatter feminine silhouettes, so you can feel confident as well as stylish.
Luxurious, sleek, minimal. Frangista’s suits have that “yacht-ready” look. The editorial shot on Milos’ Sarakino isn’t too hard on the eyes, either…
In her own words, the swimwear line “was my way of sharing my love for the what I feel is so unique about the Greek summer: the Greek islands, the Greek sea and sun, the characteristic summer sounds and smells, the unique culture and customs, and the special people one meets along the way.”
Partial to the bustiers and sexy one-pieces…
The buzzy brand made some stunning, and I mean STUNNING swimsuits this year. In keeping with their brand’s overall Greek inspiration, they’re aptly named for different locations in Greece where you’d likely want to take a dip. This is Greek swimwear in PEAK goddess-mode.
Started by a former model, Yvonni Ntosta Swimwear is playful, sexy, and at times very unique. Having never tried them myself, I can’t speak to the fit, but the designs are quirky and for that, I love them.
Because I really love cats I’ll leave this right here and let you judge the brand for yourself.
This playful brand offers sexy yet sporty styles somehow befitting their name. As someone who owns a lot of velvet but rarely wears it during the summer, I’m in love with the velvet pieces they made for this season. Cut-outs and geometric shapes reign supreme.
Who’s your favorite? Better yet, who’s your favorite that we missed?
If you love Greek design, check out our feature these Greek designers you must know.