A guide to minimalist swimwear

We were pleasantly surprised by the sudden onset of summer in Copenhagen last weekend. We spent a perfect day at beach and swam in the ocean for the first time this year. This is a rare treat for Scandinavians, considering it's still early May. It was the perfect start of the season, with one exception. I was stuck with the two poorly planned bikini purchases from last year. Wrong fit and subpar quality. So last summer I swore to make an effort to find the right bikini this summer. This year's beach wear will be styled with the Minimal mix & match earrings, Lock ring and a few other favorites, like these

The main objective was to find a simple design stripped of unnecessary details and hardware. Thoughtfully designed with the right fit and shape to ensure a flattering and firm fit. For most, and myself included, feeling confident and at ease is paramount.

And this is where the idea to make this guide comes in; 
As it turns out, the selection of minimalist swimwear is much bigger and better than anticipated. And that is great news, but also a time consuming endeavour (it took two weeks of internet search and input from a few lovely people on Instagram). Hopefully the guide will save you time and make it easer to find your perfect fit of minimalist swimwear. 

The picks are a selection of well designed bikinis and swimsuits. Most picks are from up-and-coming brands, meaning that the swimwear are designed and made locally. If you know of other good swimwear not mentioned in this guide, do let me know and send an email to info(at)stillwithyou.dk or Instagram @stillwithyoucph.

Head back to the blog for more minimalist essentials.


NU SWIM / A small but perfectly curated selection of swim wear in muted colors only. Tops and bottoms available after the mix & match concept. NU SWIM is a small California-based brand, founded by Gina Esposito in 2015. All pieces are manufactured locally. Shop Nu swim here

HER / Classic silhouettes, clean lines and and sharp tailoring are signature features of Her's bikini sets and swimsuits. Her was founded by Sydney designer, Tuyen Nguyen, in 2016. All pieces are designed and made in Australia. Shop Her here.


MATTEAU SWIM / Uncomplicated, with simplicity, fit and shape as core elements for a limited selection of minimalist beach essentials. Available after the mix and match concept, in black, khaki and navy. Matteau swim is designed between Sydney and New York. All pieces are made in Australia. Shop Matteau swim here.



LAND OF WOMEN x THE DRESLYN A collaboration between Los Angeles-based webshop, The Dreslyn, and New York-based lingerie brand, Land of Women. All black, classical pieces paying tribute to the iconic silhouettes of the '90 and minimalism, exclusively available at The dreslyn. Shop the pieces here.


COS / A small selection of swimwear, and two perfectly simple black bikinis. Shop Cos here.


Aare / Small Australian swimwear label with solid 90's references. Still minimalist staple pieces, but with deeper plunges, metallic fabrics and thicker straps. Shop Aare here.


Baserange / A favorite minimalist underwear label, with a limited selection of simple swimwear pieces in black, neutral and a subtle tiger print. All pieces are made in Portugal. Shop Baserange here.


Jewels + GraceClassical cuts and simple sleek lines. All pieces are designed and made in Australia. Shop Jewels + Grace here.



Fella / Made to order Australian swimwear label with a big selection of styles and colors. Shop Fella here.



Weekday Swedish Weekday has a good selection of swimwear this season. Simple cuts and asymmetrical details.  Shop Weekday here.