Rebecca Vallance drops debut swimwear line with Italian spin

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Rebecca Vallance swimwear
Rebecca Vallance is releasing its debut swimwear collection this week.

Rebecca Vallance is bringing a slice of the Amalfi Coast to Australia this summer with the label’s debut swimwear line.

Launching today, the limited collection includes one pieces and bikinis inspired by the Italian seaside and infused with the spirit of that sun-soaked Mediterranean holiday we weren’t able to take this year.

A standout piece is this bright, graphic print Positano swimsuit which has a deep V-shaped neckline and accents at the shoulders and is priced at $249.

Positano-print one piece swimsuit
This $249 Positano-print one piece has ruched sides for a flattering fit. Photo: Rebecca Vallance

A limoncello yellow two piece features high waisted bottoms with a belt and a strapless top finished with a tie, meanwhile a classic black one piece has a ruched balconette top, feature straps and is cinched in at the waist with a tie.

All pieces in the collection are made from Italian lycra for that luxurious holiday feel, and they’ve been styled to match the brand’s resort collection, with summer dresses, kaftans and palazzo pants in matching prints. 

"We particularly wanted to explore the idea of euphoria, a sense of escapism during these circumstances and, like so many of us, reflecting on the times we ventured to Europe on our summer holidays," designer Rebecca Vallance says.

"This collection we wanted to bring joy and glamour, and the desire to go out feeling beautiful".

yellow print bikini
This yellow print is an ode to the lemons that grow along Italy's southern coast. The bottoms are $119 and the top is $129. Photo: Rebecca Vallance
Italian-inspired yellow dress
This $599 dress in the resort collection has the same limoncello-inspired print. Photo: Rebecca Vallance

Rebecca Vallance’s swimwear collection will be available online and in store from today.

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Other Italian-inspired swimwear for summer

Peony Swimwear’s new Capri collection offers luxury, Italian-inspired pieces with a focus on sustainable and low environmental-impact fabrics. 

white dress and ruffle bikini from Peony Swimwear
This white dress from the resortwear collection matches this ruffle bikini. Photo: Peony Swimwear

Like Rebecca Vallance, it has matching resortwear and swimwear pieces including a cream balconette-style bikini top with ruffles, and a matching long sleeved dress with ruffles at the cuffs and below the bust.

There’s also a classic lemon print, and a simple black and white gingham print that, combined with vintage silhouettes, brings an effortless elegance. 

Peony Swimwear yellow dress and bikini
Peony Swimwear's new collection is also bringing you the taste of an Italian summer. Photo: Peony Swimwear

Jets is another Aussie brand that’s recently looked to Italy for inspiration for an environmentally-friendly collection.

The brand’s Casa Lucia line of swimwear and resort pieces uses a consciously chosen Italian fabric made from regenerated nylon yarn.

Jets pants and bikini top
The Casa Lucia line at Jets uses an environmentally fabric from Italy. Photo: Jets

The abstract, red, white and black print comes in a few different styles and the entire collection is currently 40 percent off.

Meanwhile for men, Vacay Swimwear has a blue and aqua print pair of swim shorts inspired by the waters of Sardinia and a classic striped swim short named after the island of Capri.

men's swim shorts
These men's swim shorts are $79.99 each. Photo: The Iconic

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