Weekend Edit - Resort Wear Brands

Scroll to shop our edit of editor-approved resort wear brands, from the label that will bring old-school glamour to your next vacation to the beach pieces so good you’ll want to wear them back home too.

January blues have got us dreaming of another type of blue, the clear skies and twinkling sea variety. If you’re hoping to book a trip to warmer climes this January, be inspired by our edit of the best resort wear brands.

From the flirty Mediterranean glamour of Caroline Constas to the timeless elegance of Three Graces London, these are brands worth investing in if you want to curate a capsule travel wardrobe to bring out holiday after holiday.

Caroline Constas

Remember those off-the-shoulder ruffle tops everyone was wearing a few years ago? Those were the works of Greek-American designer Caroline Constas and spurred several long hot summers of the sun-kissed shoulder.

The resort wear designer has continued to create influential collections made for warm climes, gaining her a legion of fans along the way, from Pandora Sykes to Leanndra Medine, and each season holds travel at its heart, with a particular nod to the glamour of Mediterranean life – think vintage polka dots, ruffled hems, and sexy off-shoulder cut-outs.

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LoveShackFancy

If you like your holiday wardrobe to be playful and full of fun, LoveShackFancy will tick all the right boxes – floral prints, tiers upon tiers of frills, feminine silhouettes, and plenty of pink.

Founded by stylist-turned-designer Rebecca Hessel Cohen when she took it upon herself to dream up her ideal bridesmaid dresses for her own fairytale wedding, LoveShackFancy captures a “luxe gypsy sensibility,” worked into floor-skimming dresses, bohemian two-pieces and cute playsuits waiting to be whisked away to a white sandy beach.

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Oysho

Oysho is the brand to know for those not looking to spend the price of an actual holiday on their holiday wardrobe. Sitting at high street prices, it’s part of the Inditext group – Zara, Massimo Dutti, etc – they do swimwear particularly well.

Their one-pieces are by far the most glamorous you’ll find on the high street, with statement lurex finishes, contemporary twisted strap details and chic cut-outs.

They also do a handful of beach coverups, as well as great workout wear and ski gear for really reasonable price points.

Zimmermann

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Few brands do beachwear quite like Zimmermann. Look to the Aussie brand for their signature batik prints, crochet frills, colourful bikinis and billowing maxi dresses made to be swept through the sand.

Dodo Bar Or

Actress-turned-designer-of-the-moment Dodo Bar Or has fused the gap between the genres of your wardrobe, whether you’re heading off to sunnier climes or staying here in Blighty.

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Think oversized kaftans that look just as good with flared jeans in the city as they do over a bikini on the beach, or metallic shimmering slips worn with bare feet at a pool party or with killer heels in a club.

Marysia

There is no doubt you will have seen the scalloped-edge swimwear of Marysia on the beach, by the pool, or scrolling Instagram at the very least, as well as the dozens of high street iterations that spawned one of the biggest resort wear trends in recent years.

Marysia is still the original and best in our opinion, with high-quality seersucker fabrics that hold you in, stunning colourways, and wafty linen beachwear pieces in candy colours to throw over the top.

Style one of their cult hero swimsuits with a wide-brim raffia hat and oversized sunnies for timeless glamour on holiday.

Cult Gaia

From their intricately woven and instantly recognisable bags to their heels that look more like sculptures, Los Angeles-based label Cult Gaia is a brand that takes its influences from the world of art.

Their resortwear selection is no exception, with pieces made to invest in and treasure for holidays to come.

Favourites of the current collection include the Elfreda cutout ribbed-knit halterneck dress in eye-popping fuchsia – perfect for strolls around balmy cobbled streets with flats and a sunhat or dressed up with strappy heels and statement earrings come evening.

three grace london - Resort Wear

Three Graces London showcases a masterclass on how to do glamorous holiday dressing.

Piece of White

Piece of White’s billowing white dresses have ‘holiday wardrobe’ written all over them, whether you’re looking for something cool to tread the warm city streets with, need a cover-up to throw on on the beach, or want something light and airy for balmy holiday nights.

But, this season, it’s their rich terracotta Darcia Dress with oversized sleeves that we can’t wait to pack in our suitcase.

SIR. The Label

Hailing from the beaches of Bondi (Aussie brands just get it right when it comes to resort), Sir The Label has a thing for gorgeous prints, glamorous co-ord sets, and ‘70s-inspired maxi dresses.

Their azure blue and white Vivi print conjure up images of Santorini in the golden hour, whilst their swimsuits and high-waisted bikinis make you feel confident in next to nothing.

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