We're gonna get straight to the point here: Yes, in order to bring you this curated list of sought-after online swimsuit shops, we scoured some of our fave local celebs' beach photo tags and jotted our findings down. Since it's officially summer and the ocean is a-callin', we're all about the "sea" in research—below, 10 of these stars' best haunts for bikinis and maillots! You're welcome. Now get shopping.
Nadine Lustre: Minimale Animale
Nadine's choice label is minimal(e) and risque at the same time—two things any true-blue fashion girl pines to combine.
Kelsey Merritt: Bamba Swim
Think '80s flicks like Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Baywatch to capture Bamba's aesthetic in a nutshell. Here's a brand for all you beach bombshells!
Sarah Lahbati and Martine Cajucom: Boom Sason
Actually, a ton of celebs get their ultra-sexy suits custom-made by Boom, but Sarah and Martine are amongst the designer's most frequent clients! We can definitely see why: These bare-all numbers are masterfully crafted to fit like second skin.
Chi and Gabs Gibbs: Neon Island
Wear your own, they do say! Chi is one half of the duo helming this unique local brand. At Neon Island you'll find fun, hand-drawn prints in warm, teracotta-esque hues, plus kitschy-cute accessories (bright, block-heeled sandals trimmed with fur, anyone?) to match.
Kim Jones: Zimmermann
Australia represent. Herself born in Oz, Kim is a big fan of the label's exquisitely-made swimsuits, frequently spotted in simultaneously dainty and statement-making pieces like this floral-appliqued bikini.
Mari Jasmine: Float Swimwear
Float's overall look is soft, sweet, and subtle, but what we really love them for is their wide range of sizes—they carry up to 3XL! We love inclusivity any day.
Laureen Uy and Lovi Poe: Eighth Mermaid
Simple, understated suits are Eighth Mermaid's signature, and we're definitely fans. These are classic, locally-made swimmies that will take you from summer to summer for years to come!
Coleen Garcia: Mrs. Sea Swimwear
The wear-your-own charm strikes twice! Coleen and blogger Christiana Collings are the double-C force behind this fledgling label.
Camille Co: Seafolly
Check out Seafolly not only for bikinis and maillots, but also for their collection of cute rashguards and activewear that don't look like they necessarily come with a diving tank. Surf (or wakeboard, or jetski...) in style!
Bela Padilla: Balud Maynila
The delicately-detailed maillot Bela wore on our digital cover still makes us swoon. Click on over to Balud's website for more similarly delectable pieces, then shop up a storm!