Summer has arrived and with it, all those amazing Instagram pics of your friends in their stunning swim and resort wear.

Gone are the days of throwing a towel around your waist as you hobble along the hot sand, in 2016/17 it’s all about flowing cover-ups in luxe fabrics that will work from the beach to the bar.

We’ve found some of our favourite Aussie resort collections to get you looking insta-stylish all summer long.


1. Life with Bird

The Melbourne label’s Resort16 collection is in a mostly neutral palette with one bright blue floral print thrown in for good measure.

Think voluminous dresses in textured fabrics, asymmetrical tops and oh-so-hot patterned shorts.

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2. Camilla

The queen of the beautifully bright cover-up does disappoint with her summer range.

Patterned kaftans in jewel tones rule, along with a few monochrome pieces that have a bit of leopard snuck in for good measure.


3. Sass and Bide

Black, white, baby blue and gold are where it’s at for the cult label.

Think light-weight dresses with shoe-string straps and uneven hemlines, wide-leg silk pants and of course the summer staple – denim shorts.

NEW AGENDAS | On the runway, see the looks – link in bio. #sassandbide #srwa2016

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4. Zimmermann

Pretty, floral and delightfully frilly is what you’ll find in Zimmermann’s Resort Swim 17 collection.

Pale pink florals are shown in a playsuit, prairie-style dress and overalls, while white lace makes an appearance in dresses and tops.


5. Chalice

The Western Australian brand brings cool, chic pieces to your resort wardrobe.

Think a-line shapes in block colours and sheer fabric dresses that can be cinched at the waist.  

SUMMER REFLECTIONS on the TPFF Swim + Resort Runway. 📸 @stefangosatti #SRWA2016

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6. Spell and the Gypsy Collective

Dreamy bohemian label Spell leads the charge of Byron Bay-based designers winning overseas fans.

Their folksy maxi dresses sell out almost instantly and are beloved by the likes of Miley Cyrus and Margot Robbie.

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