ocean parade


About Us

We are a boutique swimwear label specialising in modern vintage full piece bathers, with our designs inspired by the sexiness of the skirted and boy-leg swimsuits of yesteryear.


Ocean Parade was established in 2006 by Amber Van Dartel, a young Australian swimwear designer. Amber is a qualified fashion designer and patternmaker and  has many years experience as a sports wear machinist and patternmaker. Growing up she has always had a passion for textiles and design and was actively encouraged by her Grandmother, Mum and Aunty, all keen sewers. Her interest in swimwear design stemmed from her own frustrations when swimwear shopping, discovering that there is a real lack of well designed swimsuits, full pieces in particular.


Our Philosophy

  • We believe that full piece swimwear shouldn’t be frumpy or daggy and that classic styling will never go out of fashion!

  • We don’t believe in the one size fits all standard of most swimwear manufacturers.

  • Through communicating directly with our clients and years of market research we recognise that women want a flattering form to their swimwear with the female body shape being so varied and this is our main consideration when designing to flatter. This is where Ocean Parade Swimsuits stand apart from the rest.

  •  Our patterns are not draughted off a standard block, instead they are worked, reworked and trialled to perfection. The end result is a swimsuit that is an amazing fit for a variety of shapes and sizes, including those who are long in the body.



Our Collection

Through demand and customer request, together we have honed our most popular prints and styles to bring you our Signature Collection! Our Signature Collection is comprised of the Catherine, Dewi and Jada styles, all staple swimsuits every woman must have, and we will be expanding our range to bring you even more variety over the coming seasons.


There is a swimsuit for everybody in our range and we are more than happy to help find the right swimsuit for you! We are continually striving to improve and grow our range and your ideas, suggestions and requests are important to us! We always welcome your feedback in regards to your new swimsuit, our  customer service and your online shopping experience with us. We are continually striving to improve and grow our range and your ideas, suggestions and requests are important to us!



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Special Thanks......

Photographer: Toni Fuller, www.tonesphotography.com

Models: Shae Ryan & Lisa

Hair: April & Nyree

Make-up: Narina Carter & Nyree

Props: Jetty Beach Shop & Olde Wares & Furniture



Suzi Dent Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist, Gold Coast

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