Fashion

Get summer-ready with the very best bikinis

By Amelie Langenskiöld

After an endless Scandinavian winter, the very thought of wearing a bikini in the not-so-distant future is thrilling. In order to prepare for the season, Vogue Scandinavia has gathered the very best bikinis

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There are few things that make one long for summer more than browsing through bikini options online. And while it may seem a bit early to purchase the teeniest of sartorial items, we in Scandinavia know that summer is brief and arrives without warning, so it's never too early to prepare to suit up. Add to that the notion that travel is now back on the table and you have a forever need for two-piece swimwear.

The SS22 collections further indicated an endless longing for summer travels. Coperni paired bikini tops with relaxed suiting, proving that swimwear can thrive beyond the beach. Meanwhile, Isabel Marant found their tiny triangles over a t-shirt for city-appropriate summer wear. In Scandinavia, where cold months far outnumber warm, we'll take any opportunity to don a bikini year-round.

Photo: Coperni SS22

Photo: Isabel Marant SS22

Photo: David Koma SS22

Whether you are on the hunt for a classic black bikini or an in-your-face printed high-waist number, we've got you covered. Find below Vogue Scandinavia's selection of the 16 most stylish bikinis to invest in for the season.

1

SIR The Label

Enid String Triangle Top

Via SIR The Label

This high-waist bikini, which sits just above the belly button, from SIR The Label will act as a second skin, keeping everything in place just so. As an added bonus, the earthy pattern will look phenomenal against a crystal blue ocean. With several matching tops to select, there's an option to suit every preference, from fuller coverage to barely there.

2

By Malene Birger

Belira Bikini

Via By Malene Birger

For those of you with a bigger chest, this bikini from By Malene Birger will become your saviour this summer. The wide straps gives your back extra support and allows you to move more freely. And whilst supportive bikini tops aren't always though to fas sexy, the front cut-out adds a dash of sex appeal.

3

Johanna Ortiz

Dulce Aroma Bikini

Via Farfetch

A printed bikini is endlessly eye-catching, even one that blends into the surrounding foliage. We love the feminine touch of the bow-tied straps.

4

Totême

Underwired Recycled-Fibre Bikini

Via Matches Fashion

Totême is known for its timeless, elegant aesthetic and the Swedish brand's swimwear is no exception. Enter this black, high-waisted bikini, ideal for reading a book on a sun bed, strolling along the beach or even taking a dip in the actual water. The underwire top is exceptionally flattering.

5

Palm

Kya Printed Bikini

Via Moda Operandi

This string bikini from Palm – which ties in both the front and the back – adds an unexpected layer of femininity by way of a smock. It's low waist and thin straps make it perfect for tanning. Just don't forget to wear sunscreen.

6

SEA New York

Hayden Bikini

Via SEA New York

Crochet may not be the most practical swimwear choice for, say, swimming, but this retro bikini from SEA is irresistible. Plus, crochet is having a moment this season, both on the beach and off.

7

Jade Swim

Lido Triangle-Cup Bikini

Via Farfetch

The devil is in the details when it comes to this triangle-cup bikini from JADE Swim. Ring details make this minimal swimwear item the perfect fit. Quite Scandinavian, if we do say so ourselves.

8

Oséree

Lumière Lurex High-Waisted Bikini Set

Via Farfetch

There is a bikini for every occasion, and while this glittery high-waisted number from Oséree may not be practical for water sports, it is certainly the obvious choice for attending a beach club.

9

Lido

Venti Stretch Triangle Bikini

Via Moda Operandi

For those who think less is more when it comes to swimwear, this spaghetti strap bikini from Lido is the perfect fit. This is the sort of bikini you'll reach for season after season.

10

Matteau

The Crop Printed Triangle Bikini

Via Net A Porter

This floral printed high-waist bikini from Matteau has retro appeal that is inexplicably timeless. Adjustable straps allow for the perfect fit. Plus, the top is made from recycled fabric – we love sustainable swimwear.

11

Zimmerman

Tropicana Chain-Embellished Underwired Bikini

Via Net A Porter

Speaking of retro appeal, this high-waisted bikini from Zimmerman is a real showstopper. The luscious eggplant colourway, the belt detail, the flattering underwear top... love at first splash.

12

Jacquemus

Gingham Check-Print Bikini

Via Farfetch

There's something appealing about a bikini that looks a bit like a picnic tablecloth. Add to that the knot details on this Jacquemus gingham-print option and we're absolutely smitten.

13

Ganni

Ruffle-Trim Striped Bandeau Bikini

Via Matches Fashion

A bandeau top offers a bit more coverage. The delicate ruffle details on this striped Ganni bandeau bikini is both practical and charming.

14

By Malina

Denise Bikini

Via By Malina

While not the best for tan lines, there is something special about a one-shoulder bikini, not to mention that asymmetry was all over the SS22 runways. This polka dot high-waist bikini in lavender from By Malina is totally on-point. And who can resist the ruffle detail.

15

Missoni

Maglieria Crocheted One-Shoulder Bikini

Via Matches Fashion

While a crochet Missoni bikini is a classic, there's nothing expected about this one-shoulder iteration. A twist on a favourite and no less covetable.

16

Cult Gaia

Alivia Crochet Cotton-Blend Bikini Top

Via Moda Operandi

A hot pink bikini will only look better as summer wears on. Still, we guarantee this flower crochet iteration from Cult Gaia will look gorgeous on any skin tone. Throw it under a blazer for a daring city look.


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