Australian sustainable label LÉ BUNS is known for their organic cotton intimates, and with the release of their new swim collection claiming versatility at its core I took them on a road test for the week to find out just how to take the pieces from beach to bar.
But first, you’re probably wondering, who is LÉ BUNS? A Melbourne-based brand, LÉ BUNS is inspired by a desire to solve the eternal search for pieces that fit beautifully and are consciously made. The brand sources beautiful organic cotton to create luxe intimates and use regenerative nylon made from discarded fishing nets for its swimwear collections.
The Swim Collection
LÉ BUNS collections are minimal but classic in design aesthetic. The new 10-piece swim collection embodies just that. A collection in all black with pieces that can be styled a minimum of five ways to create a multitude of swim looks. The versatility of the pieces go further than just hanging by the ocean or pool. Not only can the pieces be styled in a variety of ways but they are also designed to be paired with your summer wardrobe; taking you from beach to brunch to bar.
Road Testing LÉ BUNS
LÉ BUNS swimwear come in sizes 6 – 16 swimwear and is made from regenerated nylon from ocean waste. I err on the small size and the items fit me perfectly.
The Easton bandeau and Kimy brief were my go-to styles, the bandeau top exceeded expectation, the possibility that one top can be styled and transformed in multiple ways to transcend typical swimwear is really exciting.
The pieces were comfortable to wear as they didn’t have any hardware on the styles I chose, along with most of the other styles in the collection. The bikini bottoms were double layered which was comforting as I definitely prefer a structured brief that holds everything in. The top on the other hand, was just one layer of thick shirred fabric. Now I don’t need a whole lot of protection in the bust area given my size and have swapped a bralette for a bikini top on many occasion, so I knew the swim pieces would easily become an extension of my wardrobe. I wouldn’t recommend this style so much for more busty women as you may need extra support, particularly if you like ocean swimming; the wrap and halter tops may be more suited to your needs.
For those wearing the bandeau; styling it full length or in half (rather than with the middle tie) is definitely recommend when swimming.
As for the bikini brief, well it holds its form no matter the verocity of the surf, and unless all your organic cotton underwear is in the wash maybe keep these for ocean and pool side usage.
The tops on the other hand are where the versatility comes in, not only can they be worn a multitude of ways for the beach, but can be added to existing wardrobe pieces as well creating even more sustainable outfit combinations. And the best part is that there is no hardware or underwire which, in my opinion, makes them ultra comfy and wearable for long periods of time; all day or all night, or both.
My go-to-outfit combo? Wearing the bandeau top in full length tucked into jeans or a denim skirt.
The entire LÉ BUNS swim collection comes with a fabric wash bag to take care of your pieces, which means you can wash with a normal load. I do however prefer to give my swimwear a rinse in the shower after wearing to help extend fabric life and remove any bits of sand debris. Also, only wash when necessary, the more wears you can get out of them before washing, the more sustainable.
Explore the brand at lebuns.com.au.
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