Zimmermann unveiled their new Resort Swim 2023 collection this month and I’ve already added multiple items to my Zimmy wishlist online! The Aussie designer’s resort swim collections feature the most prominently in my personal Zimmermann collection, as I find these items to be the most wearable during summer and on holidays – which is a tribute to the quality of materials and designs. Today on the blog I wanted to share my top picks from Zimmermann’s Resort Swim 2023 collection because there is so much to love.
Clover patch print
Prints are consistently a prominent feature in Zimmermann’s Resort Swim collections and their new “Clover patch” print instantly caught my eye online as soon as I saw it! Reminiscent of a patchwork quilt, the Clover Patch print features multicoloured floral designs in a medley of pastel colours. This print is perfectly suited to spring and summertime, particularly if your personal style leans towards feminine pieces.
I ordered the Clover patch relaxed linen trackpants online and returned them in-store as the 0P sizing length and width felt too oversized. I’m seriously considering repurchasing these and getting them altered to suit my frame and height. The Clover patch print relaxed shorts are also very pretty and feature lining as well as side pockets. I tried these on in-store last weekend and they’re also a serious contender.
Lastly the piece de resistance of the Clover Patch print items is the midi dress. This hasn’t been released as yet but is expected to arrive in a future drop. It’s featured in the Resort Swim 2023 campaign and has a relaxed style with flared sleeves and an open back. The type of dress that would be perfectly suited to summer holidays by the beach or those balmy evenings. I’m trying to hold back from new purchases as I’m waiting to try this on in-store!
We can’t review a Resort Swim collection without touching upon the swimsuits – and this is where Zimmermann continuously shine with swimsuits being a core component of the brand’s aesthetic. Strapless bikinis, 1-pieces, crochet details and cut-outs – Zimmermann consistently remain on-trend with their swimwear designs. I purchased my first Zimmermann bikini last year (the Lola paisley strapless scarf tie bikini) and have been very impressed with the fit, feel and design.
In this new Swim collection, I was instantly drawn towards the Clover scarf tie bikini in light blue which features a contrasting white and pink-red floral print. This is a lovely option if you’re looking for a strapless bikini and it’s the exact same style which I purchased last year, featuring removable straps. The second swimsuit I adore is their Clover lurex scarf tie 1-piece. It has a side cut out and a tie feature on one side with contrasting pastel-coloured sections. A very pretty and chic swimsuit option for those who prefer more coverage.
Clover is one of the sub-ranges within the Resort Swim 2023 collection, along the “Tiggy” range which is more brightly coloured with statement pieces. One of the reasons I adore the Clover range is because it is so feminine, pretty and light. This is particularly evident when we take a closer look at the embroidery on the Clover range pieces.
The Embroidered overalls in light dusty blue are a striking option – crafted from linen, the contrasting white embroidered broderie anglaise detail catch the eye. Lined and with side pockets, not only are the overalls lovely to look at, they’re also practical. These are a great casual option for weekend or holidays and something a little different from the usual dresses or shorts & top combo.
Speaking of broderie anglaise, this is also featured on the Clover embroidered skirt. I’m instantly drawn to white and broderie anglaise pieces, so this was an instant add to my wish-list! The linen midi skirt is lined with side pockets and features a removable self-tie belt. This is the type of piece which could be easily dressed up with heels or dressed down with flats – the versatility and comfort of a skirt like this is unquestionable.
I was really happy to see the inclusion of neutral pieces in Zimmermann’s Resort Swim 2023 collection as they offer a counterpoint to the preponderance of bright colours and pastels. One of the first neutral pieces I was drawn towards was the Clover knit mini dress. This mercerised cotton knit dress is simple in terms of design and features a contrasting black stab stich detail on the neckline and hemline – with a sweet anchor stitch detail on one side. There’s also a matching knit top and shorts which include the same design elements if you prefer separates.
For those who love a bit of sparkle, the Clover frill V-neck top might be something to consider adding to your wardrobe. A simple knit top featuring a sweet ruffle, this is the type of separate which would seamlessly work alongside a variety of skirts, shorts and trousers. What sets this apart is the subtle shimmer of the material – there’s also a matching skirt which provides the opportunity to create a tonal head to toe look.
Zimmermann always provides an abundance of accessories within their collection and there’s a few key items in the Resort Swim 2023 range which I adore. Seashell hairclips in tortoiseshell or pastel pink are perfect for keeping your hair in place. Belts feature throughout with stripes which provide a point of interest to a simple outfit or for defining your waist and there’s a very sweet tan, beige & pink belt which is reminiscent of ice-cream flavours. Lastly their cotton fringe pareos have returned and I am coveting their sweet green and pink floral pareo – a serious contender for an upcoming purchase!
It wouldn’t be a Zimmermann summer collection without featuring simple and statement pieces in classic white! The Tiggy tuck shorts are one of the must-have pieces in any woman’s summer wardrobe. I wore a similar pair of Zimmermann white shorts on repeat during my summer holidays which speaks to their practicality and versatility. Crochet beaded trim adorns the hemlines whilst the addition of a removable neutral statement belt is another great design element, providing a perfect fit around the waist.
Another standout option is their Tiggy lace mini tunic dress in ivory. A cotton lace dress in a floaty (and very recognizable) Zimmermann silhouette which can be dressed up or down, this is one of the most feminine pieces in the collection. The neckline can be worn undone or up to the neck which provides versatility for customizing your outfit aesthetic depending upon the event and your preference. The inclusion of a separate slip provides modest coverage and there is also a removable belt.
From summer whites to rainbow brights, Zimmermann have a range of eye-catching colours in their “Tiggy” range. The Tiggy frill mini dress as featured in their Resort Swim 2023 campaign instantly grabs attention. Crochet detailing with frills throughout, it’s a fun yet relaxed piece for the warmer weather.
Lastly an item which I purchased last weekend in-store is their Crochet shopper. This fun crochet tote bag is ideal for holidays and summer outfits, particularly if you adore colour as much as I do! I’ll do a separate review on this but as soon as I saw it, I knew I would be purchasing this bag. A great addition for a relaxed way to carry your personal items to the beach or whilst strolling around on the weekend.
My overall thoughts on the Resort Swim 2023 collection
Zimmermann’s Resort Swim 2023 collection is eclectic with something for everyone, no matter your personal style or preferred colour palette. This inclusion of two separate lines (Clover and Tiggy) offer a variety of swimwear, separates, dresses and accessories in vastly different pastel, floral and embroidered styles to bright, eye-catching and statement pieces. This is sure to appeal to a wide range of women plus the price points in the swim range can be slightly more affordable (at least for those of us based in Australia) compared to the Ready to Wear collection.
It’s the kind of collection which is wearable for many lifestyles and one where I’ve had to restrain myself from going overboard with purchases. For now, I have so many items in my wish-list but I’m certain that I will be making additional purchases from their Resort Swim 2023 collection. Stay tuned over the coming weeks as I will be sharing more detail on new additions to my wardrobe from Zimmermann!