What’s the story? Former American model Melissa Odabash founded her eponymous swimwear brand in 1999, having lived and worked in Italy for years. Her offerings have since resonated with the fairer sex worldwide, including celebrities such as Kate Moss and Rihanna.

Why we love it: the brand creates products to suit all body types, making sure that women don’t have to endure too many green salads and juice detoxes to look great. Odabash’s pieces would be a sensible choice for a break at any resort destination given their international appeal.

What we’d pick: we love the Amalfi (above centre; HK$2,164) – the lizard print, one-piece bandeau swimsuit has cutouts that are strategically placed to flatter an hourglass figure. Also, consider the Mia Bandeau Silk Kaftan (above right; HK$2,170) in an apricot print, which would look great paired with an oversized straw hat and big shades. Otherwise, try the two-piece Janeiro bikini (above left; HK$2,164) in a dark cheetah print.

Where can you get it? Melissa Odabash is available at Sheer, 13 Gough Street, Central, tel: 2147 3887.