Israeli brand Gottex has a very special place in the world of luxury women's swimwear. In the first place, few high end swimwear brands can say that they have been creating acclaimed designs for over five decades. More importantly, Gottex takes pride in having maintained the highest quality standards from the day they first opened their workshop.
Let's take a look at the history of this incredibly successful women's swimwear brand. Gottex's history started in Israel back in 1956, when Hungarian-born Leah Gottlieb decided to swap raincoats for swimwear at her Tel Aviv factory. Gottlieb was able to successfully replace the heavy raincoat fabrics designed to withstand the cold and wet Eastern European days by breathable and lightweight swimwear fabrics that reflected the warmth and brightness that characterise the Mediterranean region.
Founder Leah Gottlieb had to sell her wedding ring in order to get her venture started. A sewing machine and her innate talent was all that was needed to start creating the most gorgeous swimwear pieces, which took the fashion industry by storm thanks to their outstanding quality and unique design. Gottlieb drew her inspiration from traditional Middle Eastern patterns, colours, and designs, so her swimwear was (and still is) evocative of the region's most beautiful landscapes: bright and blue skies, green rolling hills, and golden sandy beaches.
Gottex's swimwear has been seen on celebrities and royals from the 1950s to our days. Personalities that are considered synonymous of glamour and elegance (such as Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Princess of Wales, or Spain's Queen Sofia) chose Gottex's swimwear in various occasions. The brand can also be proud of having designed the world's best-selling one piece, their legendary 1984 strapless swimsuit.
Today, Gottex has international presence and the brand's collections are a must at the most important haute couture shows, such as the New York Fashion Week. At Simply Beach we exclusively sell the finest women's swimwear collections, so a legendary brand like Gottex could not be missing from our online store. Our range of Gottex women's swimwear includes bathing suits, bikinis, and a selection of the finest apres wear items, such as kaftans, kimonos, pareos, and hats. Regardless of which item you choose, you can be sure that a Gottex piece of swimwear will give you that touch of flawless elegance and sophistication that will make you stand out from the crowds.
Our Gottex swimwear items have been selected to give you a wide range of choice. If you are after a classic beach look, browse through our Gottex one piece swimming suits, which come in a variety of elegant styles, like bandeau, halter, tank neckline, or V-neck. Gottex's classic range combines basic colours with luxurious embellishments to achieve their trademark glamourous look. When wearing a Gottex swimwuit, you can afford to be daring without losing sophistication and elegance. Take a look at our one pieces featuring cut out designs and plunging necklines and get ready to make a statement on your next holiday.
But that's not all we offer at Simply Beach, as our online store also carries an exclusive collection of gorgeous Gottex bikini tops and bottoms, which offer excellent support and that have been especially designed to make you feel like a million dollars. With their vibrant palette of colours and exotic prints, Gottex's bikinis are a must-have in every woman's holiday packing list. And to top it up, don't forget to shop for the most exclusive Gottex accessories, like our range of ultra-feminine silk pareo scarves in pastel tones or our collection of hand painted cover ups, which have been seen on the world's most famous catwalks.