Behind the brand:
Launched in 2009, Marysia is a high-fashion swimwear collection that’s functional and incredibly stylish. The designer and founder, Polish-born Maria Dobrzanska Reeves is a former ballet dancer and surfing enthusiast, so having spent a lot of time in leotards and wetsuits knows a thing or two about what makes an impeccable fit and a flattering shape. Located in Los Angeles, Marysia is available from the world’s most respected stores, including Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and Anthropologie, New York and is sold in every affluent beach resort and big city worldwide.

Why we love it…
It’s sexy, but in an unobvious way; cut-outs aren’t too revealing, necklines are low but won’t slip and create a public faux-pas, bandeaus and bikini bottoms have pretty scalloped edges and old-school maillots are perfect for covering up. Too often, swimwear looks fabulous in the bedroom mirror but has a mind of its own after a dip in the pool, however, Marysia’s pieces live up to the hype. The first choice for celebrities when holidaying in St Barths or Dubai, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Lupita Nyong’o are just some of the famous bodies spotted in Marysia this summer, perhaps because it regularly tops the glossy magazines “Must have” swimwear lists.