How To Style Our Women's Boardies

Published 12 Apr, 2023

A staple beachwear piece in Australia, “boardies’’ are the versatile quick-dry and UV swim shorts to wear over a one-piece or with your favourite bikini. They offer extra coverage for prolonged time in the water–so they’re perfect for water sports or just paddling with little ones in the shallows– plus they’re so easy to pull on when you’re heading to a beachside café or taking a walk along the shore. For sporty mums or resort-y mums, check out our latest women’s style guide and add a pair of these super-soft swim shorts to your beach kit!

For the Active Mum...

Tom & Teddy - Rose Flamingo Women's Board Shorts

These Rose Flamingos swim shorts will bring a tropical-island vibe to your hot-day wardrobe. The neat print, in flattering navy and rose-pink, makes them the ideal wear-all-day shorts, in or out of the water. With super-soft, quick-dry fabric, a semi-tailored fit and a partially elasticated waist, they’re comfortable and versatile enough for long swims at the pool or strolls on the sand.

Hunza G - Square Neck Swimsuit - Bubblegum

This candy-pink one-piece by Hunza G is the perfect side-kick to our Rose Flamingos boardies. One size fits all with this super-stretchy suit.

Phase Eight - Cynthia Linen Longline Shirt

A longline shirt in crisp white linen makes the ultimate beach cover-up.

Tom & Teddy - Stripe Flip Flops

Every mum needs a pair of practical yet comfortable flip flops for holidays in the heat.

Tom & Teddy - Blue Beach Cap

A lightweight and adjustable beach cap that won’t blow away in the breeze!

Polo Ralph Lauren - PH4184 Sunglasses

Classic-shaped sunglasses in a bold cobalt blue.

Anya Hindmarsh - Beach Household Tote

A sturdy tote beach bag, like this chic one by Anya Hindmarsh, will be treasured for years to come.

Ultra Violette - Extreme Screen Hydrating Skinscreen

This water and sweat resistant UPF50 sunscreen by Ultra Violette is incredibly hydrating and provides a subtle sheen to the skin.

Luks Linen - Turkish Towel in Navy & Salt  

This soft Turkish towel doubles up as a sarong or beach throw to chill out on.

Chilly's - Sports Bottle in Pink / Matte Bottle in All Blue

Chilly's have a great selection of drinking vessels to keep water supplies cool in the heat.

Tangle Teezer - Hairbrush in Raspberry Rouge

This Tangle Teezer brush is ideal for slicking back wet hair after swims in the ocean.

For the Resort-Ready Mum...

Tom & Teddy - Navy & Pink Watermelon Women's Board Shorts

Add these sporty swim shorts to your beach kit this summer – they’re guaranteed to put you in a sunny mood. Featuring a graphic watermelon print in rich blue with shades of pink and coral, they look great over a navy one-piece or teamed with a blush-pink bikini.

Hush - Coral Pink Textured Bikini Set

Coral-pink never looked so good with this textured bikini from Hush – the perfect match for our Watermelon swimmers!

Net-A-Porter - Effigie Splendide Sarong

This striking sarong will take mum from the beach in the day to the poolside bar at night… in a twist of a knot!

Aspiga - Naisha Soft Sole Sandals

Soft leather, a padded sole and colourful beads – what’s not to love about these holiday-perfect thong sandals?

Arket - Wide-Brim Straw Hat

This chic wide-brim straw hat is a must for lounging by the pool.

Tory Burch - Miller Geometric Sunglasses

Statement sunglasses to wear on repeat. We really love this pair by Tory Burch.

Tom & Teddy - Jute Beach Bag

A roomy and durable beach bag for all the family’s beachtime essentials.

Elizabeth Arden - Eight Hour Collection Cream Lipstick

You can’t go wrong with this iconic lip stick from Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour collection – the gold standard for hydration.

Peace With The Wild - Coral Coffee Cup

To co-ordinate her coffee refills, add this coral-hued glass cup.

Aveda - Wooden Panel Brush

A great quality AND stylish hair brush.

Vida Glow - Wide Tooth Comb

A pretty wide-tooth comb to tame any tangly, windswept hair.