The best suits to suit your little ones.
Summer is just around the corner and temperatures are rising in Hong Kong. So for all of you hoping to get your kids kitted out for swim season, we’ve searched land and sea to find the freshest swimwear styles available. From cute little one-pieces and quirky print themes to sun-protective and eco-friendly gear, these are the brands that have got your kids covered (literally!).
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If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop that has a great range of natural and eco-friendly maternity, baby and kids products, Petit Tippi is the place for you! Going green doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style, quality or functionality – even when it comes to reusable nappies in the pool (newsflash: they’re actually more effective, and way cuter!). Petit Tippi is well on its way towards making the organic and eco-friendly choice an easy (and the only) choice for new parents – and its stylish and functional eco swimwear collection is no exception. With everything from waterproof sun hats, diapers, rash guards, and even wet/dry bags to tote it all around in, your little Nemo will be beach or pool-ready in no time.
Try the leading label AppleCheeks for fun prints and super trim, fast-drying material that’s adjustable to fit your baby, or the stylish Italian kids swimwear brand Folpetto, which handmakes their chic swimsuits out of fabric spun from recycled fishnets! With many other items to choose from, you can even get your hands on a Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag to carry both a fresh change of clothes and wet swimsuits after paddling in the sea. Some might think that going eco-friendly is tricky, but with Petit Tippi that’s not the case at all! You’ll find everything you need at this online Hong Kong store with fast local shipping from swaddles, sleep sacks, carriers, cloth diapers, breastfeeding friendly products, eco-friendly feeding wares and so much more.
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Pairing youthful style with sun protection, this luxury French-based line of swimwear prides itself in defending children’s sensitive skin from damaging UV rays. The adorable nautical designs are just an added bonus that comes with this chic brand! Founded and designed by husband-and-wife team, Audray and Fabrice, the line was inspired by their eldest daughter, Elly, and the need for UV summer essentials. Sun protection has never looked this cool!
We all know there are plenty of options when it comes to kids swimwear, so why not make a choice that’s good for the environment and your family? To give your baby the best beach and pool experience, reusable swim diapers are a must. Its range of waterproof nappies will help prevent little accidents in the pool and save you money whilst you do your bit for the planet. The Charlie Banana® 2-in-1 Swim Diaper & Training Pants (and the Reusable Swim Diapers) make perfect training pants because of the trim fit, easy removal and fine, absorbent lining. They are also ideal for swimming, as they wash well, dry quickly and come in countless colourful prints and colours!
This brand is all about designing and creating quality swimwear to protect your little rays of sunshine from harmful UV rays. Started by a globetrotting Italian mama, the collection is created as a twinset or to mix and match. All items are made with eco-friendly fabric, and the store caters to kids from the age of 1 to 12 years old. You can expect UPF50+ sun protection, plus quick-drying and chlorine-resistant materials. Manufactured at a small family firm in Italy, these items promise only the best for your precious gems.
This beloved Australian brand needs no introduction! Known for its swimwear range filled with bright colours and playful designs, no wonder it’s become a Hong Kong staple kids brand. Pastel cherries for the girls and nautical blues for the boys, this is swimwear that’s just too cute to be underwater. To top it all, its summer accessories are simply adorable.
Sandy Feet offers UPF 50+ children’s swimwear that is comfortable enough to play in, but sturdy enough to last. Got yourselves some water-loving kids? Not to worry. The high-quality, chlorine-proof fabric is not only quick-drying but also fade-resistant and will stay in shape for as long as your child wears it. No more repeat trips to the store to replace worn out trunks! If that’s not enough, the 12-month product replacement guarantee offers an added degree of relief.
Sandy Feet Australia, www.sandyfeetaustralia.com
Gourami (previously known as Swim & Fitness) has everything you need to get set for the beach – including swimwear, beachwear, goggles and more, all at reasonable prices, too. With plenty of options for mums as well, this is a popular spot to shop at. Definitely check out the monogrammed rashguards and swimsuits for both boys and girls.
Got a true sports lover who loves being out in the sun? Arena’s Kids Collection effectively blocks 98% of ultraviolet rays, so it’s ideal for long beach days! Its UPF 50+ SPF and chlorine-protectant material also offers a whole range of professional-grade technical swimsuits for your boys and girls in training. Rest assured that with Arena’s innovative swimwear, you’ll get maximum comfort and security from the sun.
Arena Water Instinct, www.arenawaterinstinct.com
Mazu is a favourite of ours for dad and son combos. Created in Hong Kong, this luxury men’s swimwear brand is inspired by this city’s culture, icons and history (think the star ferry and pink dolphins). Its range of swim shorts are made in 100% soft-to-touch polyamide fabric, so it won’t irritate sensitive skin.
This online shop offers everything you could ever need, with the added convenience of same day or next day delivery, along with free local shipping for orders over $300. You can expect everything from sun shirts to swim nappies in various styles and prints. The store is also packed with swim floats, sun hats, towels, and pool toys.
Here you’ll find printed swimsuits guaranteed for mother-daughter or father-son twinning moments – there are even matching ensembles for the whole gang! It houses a huge selection of high-end swimwear for toddlers to teens and everything in between, that come in fun patterns and colours perfect for sun-filled days at the beach or pool.
When it comes to finding swimwear for the whole family, Ozzie Cozzie is a good option. As Hong Kong’s largest swim and resort wear store, they’ve got a wide range of pieces to choose from to suit your kid’s style (from newborns to early teens). It’s home to renowned brands such as Seafolly, Cupid Girl, Platypus, Waverat and more. The range of adorable and sun-safe swimwear is both fun and functional for good sun protection for your little ones. Plus, the friendly staff are knowledgeable and helpful, providing a personal service for all busy shoppers.
For all things fun and fabulous, from newborns right through to teens, look no further than ZARA. From nautical to gingham-printed swimsuits to the ever-innovative poncho towels in your favourite characters (Minnie Mouse, Spiderman and even unicorns!), you’re pretty much covered. There’s always something new so keep your eyes peeled online or in store.
Cotton On Kids is an easy (and trendy!) option that won’t break the bank. With the rate kids grow, selecting pieces that don’t cost a fortune is always a wise decision! Check out the latest it has to offer and grab a pair of sunnies, flip-flops and an eco-friendly beach bag whilst you’re there.
Another cheap and cheerful option for your precious ones this summer. Step up your kids’ swimwear fashion game with H&M’s huge selection of trendy and colourful patterned pieces. From flounced bikinis and tankinis to trunks, there’s something for everyone (toddlers to early teens alike).
Our list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention GAP. A staple for all things kidswear, its range of swimwear is just as impressive. With lots of styles and prints to choose from, it’s hard not to leave the store with a new piece or two (trust us!). Conveniently located all over the city, there’s no need to look far for a new swimsuit for your little ones.
Hear ye, hear ye! Cath Kidston has just released its latest summer and swimwear collection and we are hooked. From strawberry-printed frill baby tankinis to swim trunks full of fish, you and your little ones are bound to fall in love with these offerings. Splurge on the Mono Sharks Kids Hooded Towel and jam out to “Baby Shark” while you’re at it.
A one-stop shop for all your pro-swimming gear needs. From rashguards and wetsuits to swim shoes and sunscreens, Water Sports has got your little ones’ backs (and everything else from head to toe!). Check out the themed collections such as those from Marvel and DC Comics, Disney and Peppa Pig. Talk about fashionable and functional.
Water Sports, Unit G, 2/F, Block 3, Camel Paint Building, 60 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3655 6547, WhatsApp: 6638 6345
Water Sports, Shop B, 12 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 9425 2555, www.watersports.hk
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Tania Shroff on 14 March, 2018 and updated by Abegaile Legaspi on 8 May, 2019.
Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Petit Tippi, image 2 courtesy of Elly La Fripouille, image 3 courtesy of Charlie Banana, image 4 courtesy of Folpetto via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Seed Heritage via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Sandy Feet Australia via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Gourami via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Arena Water Instinct, image 9 courtesy of Mazu Resortwear, image 10 courtesy of Platypus Australia,, image 11 courtesy of Vilebrequin, image 12 courtesy of Ozzie Cozzie via Facebook, image 13 courtesy of ZARA Kids via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of Cotton On Kids, image 15 courtesy of H&M Kids via Instagram, image 16 courtesy of GAP Kids via Instagram, image 17 courtesy of Cath Kidston, image 18 courtesy of Water Sports.