Holy Grail: Bikini Brands in the Philippines

Bikini season is around the corner, tropical ladies!

While we scramble to stay faithful to our work out routines (or the lack thereof) pre-summer, bikini brands out there are scrambling to give us the high quality bikini trends out there too!

We see so many new and exciting bikini designs online, it’s almost impossible to save ourselves from burning through our hard-earned bucks. Which is why, I would like to help my women out in filtering through all the madness on Instagram by sharing with you my go-to labels!

I personally admire these brands because of how they curated style, performance, function and personality in such small pieces of fabric and how inclusive their designs are for all body types.

Did I mention, these brands are owned by boss ass Filipina women?! Represent!


IG: @wear_sundae

Shop here: https://wearsundae.com

If you’re looking to have your vibrant personality shine through, chances are, you will find the perfect bikini to represent you with Sundae! Founded and designed by the ultimate beach-lover, Keshia Fraser, with the intention to make women embrace their own skin by making you look as good as you feel.

It isn’t a secret how much I’m obsessed with this brand. My two-year old Mango Tango Sundae Supreme holds a special place in my heart and is still in its pristine condition no matter how many times I’ve worn it (like all my other Sundae swimmies).

What I love:

  • High-quality fabric that will last you a long time
  • Some of their designs can qualify as an active wear (i.e. yoga, surfing and other light workout)
  • Bold selection in colour
  • All body types are represented



Float Swim

IG @float_swimwear

Shop here: https://www.floatswimwear.com/

Another independent label that has risen to the top of my bikini faves is one of the chicest local brands founded by one of Philippines’ Instagram finest, Tracianne Estrada. Take it from a surfer, skater, traveler and photographer who perfectly understands how a bikini should function.

What I love:

  • Exclusive retro feminine designs
  • High-performing comfortable designs great for all sorts of ocean adventures
  • Limited classic pieces
  • Versatile designs that you can wear at the beach or at a party
  • They don’t photoshop what other people may perceive as “flaws”

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Eighth Mermaid

IG: @eighthmermaid

Shop here: https://eighthmermaid.com/

Probably the most revered bikini labels by most Filipinas with a 141k followers on Instagram. Eighth Mermaid bikinis are the ones I pack first in my bag when I travel. They have one of the most iconic high-waist designs that you just see on Australian and U.S. labels.

Expect them to come up with amazing new designs in colours you didn’t think could look good on you! Every time they release a collection, I get butterflies!

What I love:

  • Wide-variety of designs for all body types
  • They accept pre-orders
  • Mix and match
  • Rare colors
  • High-quality fabric
  • All their high-waist bikinis



Ocean Essentials

IG: @oceanessentials_ph

Shop here: http://oceanessentials.com.ph/

If you’re looking for the high quality, most varied, dainty and fun designs, Ocean Essentials got your back. They recently just launched their collection and it is to die for. My suggestion? The Cabo High Leg Bikini and the Mexicola High Leg Suit!

What I love:

  • It’s variety of designs from dainty to sexy
  • They custom-made bikinis according to your size
  • high-quality


Neon Island

IG: @neonisland

Shop here: https://neonislandclothing.com/

The brand that is driven to deliver one-of-a-kind designs to all confident, feisty Filipinas looking to make a difference in the world, or at least trying to be the difference in the world as evidenced by Neon Island’s design aesthetic.

Most of their collections are already sold out at the moment so you better follow them on Instagram if you don’t want to miss out again.

What I love:

  • Incredible hand-drawn prints
  • Caters to the inner sassy chick in you
  • High-quality
  • 100% Filipino made



There are plenty of inexpensive online bikini brands out there but I prefer not to compromise comfort and functionality by saving a few bucks only to get a faulty bikini in the end. No one likes a nip slip when you’re beach hanging. Feel me?

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Hi, I’m Sofia! A restless soul traipsing through life one (mis)adventure at a time or sometimes... well, multiple.