After enduring the endless Scandinavian winter, the very thought of donning a bikini is nothing short of thrilling. To get you summer-ready, Vogue Scandinavia has rounded up the very best bikini sets to buy now
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There are few things that make one long for summer more than browsing through bikini options online. Whether you're planning to head to a balmy, far-flung destination this season, or enjoying the blissful yet fleeting summer on Scandinavian shores – we've got your covered.
Below, discover Vogue Scandinavia's selection of the 16 most stylish bikinis that are well worth the investment.
Hook-embellished bandeau bikini top
This strapless high-waist Christopher Esber bikini is a stand-out for its sculptural hardware, the brand's signature hand-crafted Orbit buckle that sits just below the belly button and the centre of the bandeau. As an added bonus, the luminous white shade will look phenomenal against a crystal blue ocean.
Appliquéd halterneck triangle bikini top
Via Net A Porter
In the perfect vibrant cobalt blue hue, this bikini from Magda Butrym's is adorned with floral embellishments that are a signature throughout the brand's spring 2023 collection. It has the season's favourite halterneck construction and a sweet silhouette with a ruched waist.
String triangle bikini top
Via Moda Operandi
From Matteau's Resort 2023 collection, the earthy green neutral hue of this bikini will look good against the backdrop of any far-flung destination on your vacation itinerary. Style yours with matching cargos to replicate the runway look.
Claude bikini top
Make a graphic impact this summer with the monochome set for Sir The Label. The top is meticulously crafted with boning through the sides to retain structure, while the string ties at the hips will elongate the leg.
One-shoulder padded bikini top
Who says swimwear can't have a touch of sparkle? Whether pool side or stretched out on the sand, this bikini from H&M will catch the light in the best way possible, while the streamlined, non-wired asymmetrical top is fitted with removable cups. The top will transition perfectly to the beach club after-hours as well.
Crochet cotton bikini top
Crochet may not be the most practical swimwear choice for, say, swimming, but this retro-tinged bikini from Ganni is irresistible. Plus, crochet is having a moment this season, both on the beach and off.
Via Rabens Saloner
Rabens Saloner's tube style bikini features a tie-dye effect that has been created by hand in the brand's colour atelier in Bali. As a result, this swimsuit is entirely unique with a one-of-a-kind pattern. Make it the stand-out piece in your swimwear rota this summer.
Seersucker bikini top
A striped bikini is always an instant classic, and this iteration from Arket is no exception. It's made from recycled nylon using residual products and reused fishing nights, and crafted with a small environmental footprint.
Printed halterneck bikini top
For those who think more is more when it comes to swimwear, this halter-neck bikini from Pucci is the perfect fit. This is the sort of bikini you'll reach for season after season.
Pointbreak bikini top
At once classic and contemporary, Rodebjer's Pointbreak bikini is the definition of timeless. It's crafted from recycled raw material, with a universally flattering square neckline and buckle fastening at the back.
Triangle bikini top
Via Filippa K
Inject a shot of energy into your swimwear roster with Fillipa K's triangle bikini. Bound to match the saturated blue skies and waters of your summer jaunt... this is love at first splash.
Via By Malina
The sweetheart silhouette and belted high waist of ByMalina's Aleah swimsuit holds the timeless charm of a bygone era. The vanilla hue will perfectly offset (SPF-protected!) sun-kissed skin.
Via triangle bikini top
A classic to reach for summer after summer, the 'Via' string bikini packs a punch in its red-hot hue. The high-quality fabric is made to last: resistant to chlorine, oils and creams.
Lumière sporty crystal-embellished bikini set
For a more glamorous poolside take, opt for this crystal-embellished set, with unique amber and golden orbs that sway and catch the light beautifully. The fabric is threaded with a fine metallic strands for a shimmering finish.
Chintz floral bikini
Zimmermann's whimsical, bohemian DNA and penchant for ornate prints isn't limited to its ready-to-wear collections. This bandeau top from the brand's spring/summer collection has a U-shaped inset that creates soft gathers and a removable halterneck.
Key west printed triangle halterneck bikini top
Via Net A Porter
Melissa Odabash's 'Key West' bikini top is patterned with a geometric chain-link print and the smooth, stretchy fabric offers SPF 50+ protection.
String triangle bikini
Via Net A Porter
Norma Kalami is synonymous with versatile pieces that perfectly fit every figure, and the brand's swimwear is no different. This triangle string bikini is crafted from four-way stretch material and has gentle ruching along the seams.