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The Shade Swim Story

No matter your size or body type, we all struggle at times with body confidence and insecurities. Buying swimwear can be particularly challenging, which is why Shade Swim has been designed to fit your body and introduce you to a whole new level of support and comfort. Our swimwear is stylish, sun safe, and ethically Australian made in QLD, with the highest quality sustainable stretch fabric. 

We are constantly working to improve our swimwear and evolving - through improvements in design, fabrics and getting to know your bodies better. Shade Swim is excited to deliver our newest collection since launching in 2018 – 'Embody'. 

We are thrilled to announce that we now offer sizes 8-22.  

Our Founder's Story

My goal is for all women who put on their Shade Swim to feel beautiful, comfortable and confident in their bodies – at the beach, by the pool or heading to brunch after a surf. Shade Swim is about loving and protecting the skin you’re in, whilst doing the things you love.

As a mum of three active children, I strive for them to have body confidence and understand sun safety. We spend a lot of time outdoors, and we want to enjoy our time at the beach! I rely on my Shade Swim to help me be active alongside them, all while feeling supported and comfortable. 

Our swimsuits are designed to fit you, as you are. We want you to be confident and joining the fun – not watching from the sidelines in the wrong swimsuit. 

Sun safety remains a huge part of the Shade Swim vision. After being diagnosed with melanoma, I set out to prove that sun safety can still be stylish. With every new collection we want to ensure that our swimwear is designed to protect women from the damaging, harsh sun. This is a fundamental part of Shade Swim, and with our UPF50+ collections, Shade Swim has you covered. 

I have been working alongside our amazing local manufacturer, as all our swimsuits are made right here in Brisbane, and I am excited to share my new pieces from the Embody collection with you. I can’t thank you enough for being part of Shade Swim as we continue to grow as a small, Australian business.

I hope you enjoy wearing Shade Swim as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.

If you have any feedback, suggestions or simply want to say hello please drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you.

With body love and confidence,


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