Summer is here at last and summer holidays are just a matter of weeks away. Whether you are heading for a villa in the Med, searching rock pools in Cornwall or setting up a paddling pool in the back garden – your kids are going to need the right kit. If you are on the lookout for some super stylish new swimwear for them, then check out these great brands that we love. You might even find a new cossie for yourself too.
M&S is continually upping its game in the kids wear department. Every season they deliver great designs at super prices. This summer they’ve got it spot on with their new sustainable swim range. From pretty pastels to vibrant prints they have your little ones’ beach wardrobe covered.
The collection is made using recycled plastic and transformed into a polyester fibre that is durable and strong. It’s actually quite amazing think the fabric was once plastic bottles. It’s super comfy and easy to clean.
The range has been endorsed by the British Skin Foundation with UPF 50+ sun protection. Pop in to a store or shop online.
If you’re after bold, bright and original then look no further than Beanie and Bear. Created by graphic designer and mum of two, Noya Bebawi, each product has in-built UPF 50+ protection.
As of 2019 their swimwear is being made Using SeaQual and EcoNyl recycled fabrics, making it as sustainable as it can be. And, thanks to its innovative construction, it’s twice as resistant to chlorine, suntan lotions and oils. Protecting the environment with no compromise on quality or style. Plus it’s all ethically made in in Portugal.
Sunuva is a one-stop-shop for all things swim and beachwear. From three months up to teenage, their range is fantastic. Think everything from bikinis to kaftans for girls and trunks and UV T-shirts for boys. We love the fact that you can get co-ordinating costumes for all your kids as they have a siblings collection.
Or if you’d like in on the action, they pick something from their mother and daughter or father and son ranges for some ‘mini me’ styling. The prints are really original and stylish, plus there is a selection of sustainable rash vests made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets.
There’s a distinct feel of the great British seaside about Boden’s swimwear. The stripes and the bold colours make us think of sandcastle building and sitting on deck chairs eating ice cream. From tiny baby up, Boden have something for everyone with all the UV protection you need. We love their matching sun hats and flip flops.
And of course – never ones to miss out on a key trend – Boden have also embraced the ‘mini me’ look with matching swimsuits for mums and girls and trunks for dads and boys. In fact we are quite sure you could coordinate the whole family – if that’s your thing!
If it’s just boys you are buying for then Tom and Teddy is a great place to start. They have five different collections including ‘Jungle’, ‘Tropical’ and ‘Solids and Stripes’, all with trunks for little boys and big ones – the perfect place to find matching dad and son shorts.
With bright prints including of everything from palm trees to flamingos, you’ll easily be able to spot all your boys on the beach if they are wearing T&T kit.