In case you missed it, swimwear is the new loungewear when it comes to pambahay OOTDs, as seen on stylish celebrities. Although plain maillots and sporty bikini tops are the foolproof way to cop the look, there are fresher designs if you’re looking to be more on-trend. Yup, textured swimsuits are on everybody’s radar right now. This au courant iteration features everything from smocked details, textured fabric, to ruched elements that are basically the bikini versions of your favorite prairie dresses and blousons.
Ready to dive in? Here are eight designs we’ve got our eyes on, and they’re all from local brands!
Eighth Mermaid Naomi Set
Naomi Set in Salt, P2200, EIGHTH MERMAID, eighthmermaid.com
Make like an island castaway in this ivory-colored set with an imitation wraparound fabric that hugs the waist (and keeps that food baby at bay!). Plus, it comes equipped with removable pads for maximum comfort.
Eighth Mermaid Nina Set
Nina Set in Honey, P2200, EIGHTH MERMAID, eighthmermaid.com
Let the sunshine in with this sunflower-hued set made with textured fabric with a wavy pattern reminiscent of the sea. The square neckline is super flattering, while the high-waisted bottom offers ample cheeky coverage.
Toasted Peach Sugar Set
Sugar Set in Candy, P995, TOASTED PEACH, toastedpeach.com
Fans of the early 2000s will love the nostalgic allure of this baby pink bikini set, which kind of reminds us of Dua Lipa! The ruched top adds playful, feminine flair while the bottom is a little bit more daring with its high bikini cut.
Toasted Peach Rose Set
Rose Set in Pink, P1195, TOASTED PEACH, toastedpeach.com
Not a fan of bright colors? Go for muted tones like this pale blush-hued set made with smocked fabric. The bottom is even trimmed with a strip of ruffled fabric for a subtle, romantic touch.
Swim Vida Val Bikini
Val Bikini, price upon request, SWIM VIDA, Instagram
If you’re obsessed with triangle bikinis, update your collection with these fresh, summery sets in yellow, olive green, or rust orange. They’ll look great with a linen cover-up and rustic accessories like a rattan handbag.
Swim Vida Lana Bikini
Lana Bikini, price upon request, SWIM VIDA, Instagram
For those who like the freedom of bandeaus and itty bitty bottoms, this cute, ruched design is for you. We’re particularly fond of the terracotta colorway because it’s a refreshing take on the typical crimson red often seen in swimwear.
The Beach Republic Ribbed Bodysuit
Ribbed Bodysuit, P1250, THE BEACH REPUBLIC, thebeachrepublic.com
FYI, this is the exact swimsuit we saw Elisse Joson wearing at home! If you’re looking for swimwear that can transition into an everyday piece, albeit one that doubles as a top, THIS IS IT. It even comes in other neutrals like nude and black! Wear with culottes during the day and a slip skirt come nighttime.
The Beach Republic Raunchy Set
Raunchy Set, P1250, THE BEACH REPUBLIC, thebeachrepublic.com
Not sure which textured design you should get? Stick to something universally flattering like these smocked sets featuring sports bra-esque tops with spaghetti straps. They come in two-ply fabric for extra coverage, and the bottoms are great for those who like it cheeky.