What Is Modest Swimwear?
Millions of women can’t be wrong when it comes to our collective passion for modest swimwear. After all, there’s a good reason the phrase ‘modest swimsuits’ was one of the most searched on Pinterest last year.
Sydney’s Best Beach Picnic Spots

Whether you’re a tourist, sometimes visitor, or livin’ la vida local, here are seven beach picnic spots with great views in Sydney you’ll absolutely adore. Some are hidden gems. Others are seriously social (aka great for people watching!).

More To Life - Guide to Noosa
As part of our "More to Life" series we set out to discover the locals guide to getting the most from our next holiday! Who better to ask than our friends and Monte & Lou stockists Waterlily @noosaswimwear in the heart of buzzing Hastings Street.
Ethical and Sustainable Swimwear

As the world has learnt to adapt and live with the current global pandemic, the founders of Monte & Lou discuss how they used their extra time since the March lockdown to fully implement recycled material into their swimwear collections.

BTS Our Summer '20 Campaign Shoot

In the peak of the Australian winter, the team at Monte & Lou ventured out to shoot our upcoming Summer ‘20 campaign… Off The Grid.

Steps to Stretch and Unwind with Cassey Maynard

For some #HOLIDAYATHOME relaxation during the week, check out @cassey.maynard’s go to energy hacks to incorporate into your work day! Watch as she takes you through the Triple 8 Breath and her favourite Neck, Back + Belly Check 💓

Annaliese Gann Talks Daily Routines, Self-Care + Inspirations
We spoke to body positive model Annaliese Gann on how she is spending her days during isolation, from fitness to skincare to following inspirational people.
The Perfect Smokey Eye Look For Post-Isolation
If you’re like us during self-isolation, you haven’t worn makeup in what feels like a century! If you’re feeling a bit rusty and want the perfect post-isolation makeup look, you’ve come to the right place. The team at Monte & Lou have gotten the help of Sydney based Makeup Artist Maddie Barlow.
Must-Read Memoirs + Novels from Extraordinary Women
Maja is back for another #virtualbookclub review of memoirs and novels written about or by extraordinary women. This week’s content focuses on Becoming, Bruny and The Trauma Cleaner.
Our Extra Special Mother’s Day Gift Guide
From body contouring one pieces, speciality fit bras and more, there’s swim and resort wear for every mum. Check out our top picks for this year’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide!
Your Mother's Day Cake Sorted!
We're back with our amazing caterer @foodbyhelenk who has a scrumptious Mother's Day sweet recipe for you to try! Done with chocolate or vanilla? Check out Helen's delicious Cinnamon Apple Cake. And the best thing ..... it's grain-free!
Invaluable Lessons From Our Mothers
In the lead up to Mother’s Day, we want to celebrate the mothers and influential women in our lives. We spoke to our favourite people about what important lessons their mum or an important woman in their life have taught them.
The Perfect Hair + Makeup Look From Zoom Meetings To Virtual Dating
Looking for a natural hair and makeup look for your virtual hangouts? Check out this gorgeous natural makeup look created by the fabulous @katrinaraftery, our go-to MUA for our campaign shoots. This look is great to take you from the boardroom to the home bar!
An Easy As Wine 🍷 At Home Workout
Check out this super easy at-home workout with the fabulous @florencerrose from @crossfitsaltshed! All you need is a lounge, a couple of candles and a bottle of wine. Happy exercising!
Our Favourite Millennial Abbie Chatfield Talks Self Care + Love
Whilst Australians and the rest of the world are being urged to #stayathome, we're exploring self care and love. Abbie Chatfield talks self love post Bachelor Australia, her new podcast, what confidence means to her, and self care moments we all need to try.
3 Books To Sink Your Teeth Into During Self Isolation
Is anyone else in a virtual book club?! We love ours! Check out our #HOLIDAYATHOME book reviews of A Gentleman in Moscow, Where The Crawdads Sing and Mythos.
5 Ways To Style Our Iconic Asymmetrical One Piece
Playing dress up with the gorgeous Jessie Khoo and our iconic Monte & Lou Asymmetrical Black Maillot. From bedroom to beach to bar, check out her favourite 5 ways to style this timeless piece!
Our Go-To Self Isolation Recipe
Self isolation calls for delicious meals and supporting local businesses. As apart of our #HOLIDAYATHOME series, we spoke to amazing caterer Helen Kublik about her go-to gourmet dish that is quick and easy to make.
Australia's Queen of Travel Talks Swimwear + Getaway Plans

We spoke to Australia's Queen of Travel Catriona Rowntree about all things travel, including must-have plane essentials, go-to swimwear, embodying the holiday lifestyle at home and her upcoming travel plans with Getaway!