South American Swimwear Brands Loved by the Locals
South American swimwear brands are lauded the world over for their quality bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, and feminine, romantic cover-ups. With a strong beach-going culture in Brazil and Colombia, local designers know how to continually reinvent beachwear and swimsuits with fresh styles and prints for each season.

Agua Bendita, from Colombia, enjoys a cult following in USA. The luxury South American swimwear brand employ a strong network of local females who are able to work in their own homes to support their family. The artisans use their handmade skills to create ultra-feminine resort-style dresses and swimsuits.

Bold tropical and botanical prints are commonly found in South American swimwear and is perhaps one of the most striking signatures of the labels from the region. PatBO, pictured, and Palmacea are both known for creating exclusive nature-inspired prints for their swimwear that are reminiscent of the continent's surroundings.
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Agua Bendita

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Agua Bendita

Agua Bendita

Colombia
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Agua Bendita is the brand's main line of feminine luxury swimwear. The label's dresses and swimsuits are all handcrafted by talented women who work from home in Antioquia, Colombia.

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Palmacea

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Palmacea

Palmacea

Colombia
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Palmacea is a Colombian swimwear brand known for timeless cuts and its use of modern nature-inspired prints. Handmade in Bogota.

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AZULU

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AZULU

AZULU

Colombia
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AZULU is a Colombian household label that specializes in feminine resort wear. Known for its classic linen pieces, the brand oversees production in-house in Bogota, Colombia to exacting standards.

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Capittana

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Capittana

Capittana

Peru
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Capittana is a Peruvian label creating swimwear embellished with beautiful floral prints. Find quality swimsuits handcrafted by at-risk women and solo mothers in Lima.

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Juan de Dios

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Juan de Dios

Juan de Dios

Colombia
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Juan de Dios is a Colombian resort and swimwear brand creating imaginatively sculptural pieces that are also reversible. Find elegant pieces in bold block colors and prints inspired by nature.

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Adriana Degreas

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Adriana Degreas

Adriana Degreas

Brazil
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Adriana Degreas is the famous Brazilian swimsuit brand known for her bold, fun prints and cuts that infinitely flatter the female form.

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Johanna Ortiz

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Johanna Ortiz

Johanna Ortiz

Colombia
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Johanna Ortiz is the namesake label of the Colombian swimwear designer. Find elegant beachwear and cotton dresses made with artisan skills passed through generations.

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PatBO

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PatBO

PatBO

Brazil
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PatBO, named after designer Patricia Bonaldi, is Brazil's favorite swimwear brand. Bold signature tropical prints makes her line striking.

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Peixoto

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Peixoto

Peixoto

Colombia
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Peixoto is a Colombian resortwear brand making figure-flattering swimwear with the perfect amount of support and sexiness.

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Maaji

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Maaji

Maaji

Colombia
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Maaji makes reversible swimwear in Colombia. Find tropical prints paired with block colors on reverse for two looks in one. The label has planted more than 100,000 trees and leads beach clean-up efforts.

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