essiebess swimwear



Essiebess was dreamed up when two moms, Caylee and Andrea, weren’t able to find swimwear locally that was fun, somewhat on-trend, and suitable to their busy mom-lifestyles.  They had been purchasing swimwear from the US, online and in a foreign currency which became a bit of a logistical nightmare.

When looking for similar products to purchase locally that focussed less on the trends and more on comfort and flattering styles, nothing suitable seemed to be available in our local market.

They decided to take the plunge and create something that they loved, that would make them happy each time they put it on and that fitted their requirements. Running after kids on the beach or at the pool is a real thing, and your swimwear needs to keep up, right?

As women, we are very aware of how our bodies change over time and Caylee and Andrea want to be part of that journey with you, encouraging and celebrating you every step of the way. 

Their desire and hope is that through Essiebess Swimwear you come to love putting on your cozzie for some family time at the beach or downtime at the pool and that you find combinations of pieces that leave you feeling beautiful. And, most importantly, Essiebess wants to provide you with comfortable coverage to keep you feeling confident day in and day out.


Embracing the skin you are in is not always an easy task. And it is only made more difficult when summer rears its sun-shining head and it's time to start stripping down at the beach or the pool.

I love that this brand is out to change that. It's fabulous that, as moms, Caylee and Andrea are able to respect, love and appreciate the way that our bodies change over  time, especially as women.

To be able to purchase locally made swimwear that focuses on flattering the figure you have, offers comfort and coverage, and comes in beautiful styles that mix and match is something that we desperately needed in South Africa.

It is such an honour to share a brand that inspires confidence and encourages comfort.


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abstract leopard

This one piece is feminine and flattering in all the right places - giving you confidence in and out of the pool. 


The delicate ruffle can be worn off the shoulder for the perfect tan or worn over the shoulder when more support is needed in the ocean or pool.


The bottom coverage is medium to full and the entire costume is fully lined.


There is a shelf bra for support and the padding is removable, according to preference. 

This cozzie is as pretty as it is practical. I would 100% keep this on and add linen palazzo pants or high waisted shorts for any after-pool activities. Look glam effortlessly at a house braai or a holiday resort cocktail bar.




classic black

This top has a deep, scooped neckline as well as a low, scooped back.

The adjustable tie straps make it easy to create a personalised and comfortable fit. 

The peplum detailing adds movement and a feminine touch.

This top is fully lined and features a shelf bra with removable padding.


This is a unique style that I find particularily flattering due to its longer length crop and forgiving peplum frill.

With it being winter, swimwear might not be on the forefront of everyone's mind! right now. But for the lucky few who get to jet off to a different hemisphere or for those who don't let a good thing pass when they see it - Essiebess has your back with this classic black Peplum Top!