The best suits to suit your little ones.
Summer is here 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!).
Looking for a one-stop-shop for summer beach and pool essentials that won’t break the bank? With a great range of natural and eco-friendly maternity, baby and kids products, including stylish swimwear, Petit Tippi is the place for you! From swim diapers, wet suits, rash guards and swimsuits to towels, wet bags, swim rings and more, get everything you need to keep your youngsters happy and safe in the sun at a great price point. Advocates for all things eco-friendly, products here are curated for their excellent quality, durability, style and function (like the zippered rash guards), perfect for the environmentally conscious parent.
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 organic and eco-friendly options an easy (and should be the only) choice for parents. Featuring new brands and collections this summer, including AppleCheeks swim diapers (with fun prints and super trim, fast-drying material), Folpetto eco-friendly swimwear, Izipizi sunglasses, Petites Pommes swim rings, Key Sun Zinke sunscreen and more – your little one’s summer fun is sorted!
If you’re a mama, you definitely understand the struggle of seeing the kids grow out of their clothes every six months. From brand new swimsuits to gently used swim hats, you’ll be able to trade designer kids swimwear with other mamas (at a fraction of their retail price!). Online shopping that’s both wallet and environmentally-friendly? Sign us up!
With over 25 years of experience in designing and inventing swimming products, this award-winning swimwear boutique is perfect for mamas looking for swimsuits that are comfortable and safe for the little ones. While you’re shopping for a stylish swimsuit, don’t forget to check out Splash About’s patented Baby Wrap™ designs, which helps keep toddlers warm when experiencing their first dip in the pool. For those looking for a leak-proof option for the even littler ones, you’ll love the Happy Nappy™ series!
Pairing youthful style with sun protection, this luxury French-based line of swimwear for kids 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. Standard shipping takes one to three business days to Hong Kong and costs $5.25 (USD). Express shipping is one to two business days and costs $10.50 (USD). Sun protection has never looked so cool!
To give your baby the best beach and pool experience, reusable swim diapers are a must. Charlie Banana’s 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 staple Hong Kong 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.
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.
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 red Twilight junk boat and Pearl River 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.
A one-stop-shop for all your pro-swimming gear needs. From rash guards 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.
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 in terms of swimwear for kids, and grab a pair of sunnies, flip-flops and an eco-friendly beach bag whilst you’re there.
Another affordable 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).
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.
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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.
From all-in-ones to tankinis, trunks and more, there’s a great selection of colourful choices at M&S. We particularly love the “mermicorns” swimming suit (who wouldn’t?!) and the long-sleeved shark rash vest. Your little Nemos will definitely be stepping out in style this summer.
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.
This UK staple offers a large range of stylish (and sun-safe!) swimsuits for kids and babies. From Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster to unicorns and everything in between, take your pick! Standard delivery orders to Hong Kong are shipped within 3 to 4 working days, with free delivery on all orders over $250 (purchases under $250 receive a $30 charge per order).
While there’s not a huge selection of swimwear for kids, you’ll find a few solid UV protection options at Decathlon, with boys, girls and baby choices of bodysuits, swimming suits and swimming diapers as well.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2018 and was most recently updated in June 2020.
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Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Petit Tippi, image 2 courtesy of Splash About, image 3 courtesy of Folpetto via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Mazu Resortwear via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Ozzie Cozzie via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of H&M via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of M&S.