It’s finally heating up, which means days at the pool and trips to the beach are imminent. To help dress your tots from head to toe in cuteness this summer we’ve scoured our favourite brands to bring you our top picks for kids swimwear.
Here are the best rashies and swimsuits for summer swimming.
Boden: Little ones will be wave-ready with the beaut swimsuits and rashies from Boden. Perfect for the pool, beach or water play in the garden we’re totally smitten with the Surfer Duck Rashie ($32) and Hummingbird Surfsuit ($59).
Over the rainbow
Pacific Rainbow: From the stunning shores of France comes Pacific Rainbow, a glamorous kids swimwear range with edge. We love the Aprilia Rash Vest ($54.95) paired with the Lina Bather Bottoms ($54.95) and the Gina Stripes One Piece ($89.95).
Sweet for summer
Beach & Bandits: The cool cats at Beach & Bandits have come up with the goods this summer. Their new collection features fun prints and UPF 50+ fabric (bonus!) – our favourites from the kids swimwear range are the Punky Pineapple (swim short $34.95, top $49.95) and Getting Jelly with It (swimsuit $59.95), just to name a few.
Sand on your toes
Sandy Feet: From tots to the teenage years, Sandy Feet Australia has swimwear for water-loving babes of all ages. Our faves this summer are the Coral Flower Racerback Swimsuit ($39.99) and the Classic Red Stripe Rashie ($44.99).
Covered in cute
Cotton On Kids: They’ll be no missing your mini-me at the beach with the new swimwear from Cotton On Kids. The long sleeve rashies and swimsuits are adorned with eye-catching prints kiddies will love. Our faves are the Lydia Rashie Swimsuit ($29.99) and Fraser Shark Rash Vest ($19.99).
Take a trip
Two Darlings: The beautiful swimwear from Two Darlings is just that – darling. The Whitsunday One Piece ($69.99) is fully lined with a whimsy white ruffle along the mid-section. Add to that white speckles and a cross-over back and we’re seriously swooning.
Bonds: It’s nothing but summer vibes from the Bonds crew this year. Their kids swimwear packs a colour punch with vibrant prints and cute coverups to keep bub cool. We’re crushing over the Pink Tropics One Piece ($34.95) and Talking Toucans Rashie ($34.95).
Babes in the Shade: Bae can stay safe in the sun and in the water with the swimwear range from Babes in the Shade. Their sun-shirts offer UPF 50+ protection as well as a clever chlorine resistance rating. The Sea Stripe Suit ($49) and Musk Stick Bathers ($35) are our picks for summer.
We Roam: Featuring a modern palette of nude pinks, ochre and sea greens the new swimwear collection from We Roam has playful one-pieces ($59) and simple soft rashies ($55) covered. They’ve got kids’ sun protection covered too, with all UPF 50+ in all fabric.
Like a duck to water
Platypus Australia: The playful swimwear from Platypus Australia keeps kids protected from the sun while they splish, splash and play in the sand. Available in sizes 0 – 14, the UPF 50+ sunsuits and separates come in a variety of fresh and funky prints – our faves are the Fishbone Sunsuit ($59.95) and the Sherbert Shore Sunskirt ($59.95).
Ready to rock
Rock Your Kid: Taking beach style to a whole new level, Rock Your Kid have combined swimwear with a little bit of sass this season. Standouts for us are the Cross-Eyes Rashie ($50), The Slice Boardshort ($50) and the magical Unicorn Crop Top Set ($50).
Minti: Melbourne-based kids brand Minti may have a small range of swimwear, but what they lack in size they make up for in style. Taking the gold star this year is the fabulous Fruits Swimsuit ($59.95) and the fun Suns Out Rashie ($49.95).
Zip and dip
Heavenlee: Finding kids swimwear that’s easy on the eyes and easy to put on is a win-win situation. The superb sunsuits from Heavenlee Swimwear zip up at the front to make changes at the beach or the pool an absolute breeze. We can’t go past the Nautical ($42.95) and Unicorn Rainbows ($42.95) Sunsuits.
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