Published on July 24th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Ikea bikini + summer clothing line!

Materials: Frakta shopping bag

Description: It’s summer and I made a Frakta bikini!
And then developed a whole line of Ikea inspired swimwear.
It is also a hack of the H&M summer swim line.
So it’s a double Swedish hack!
And those are ovenmitts as bikini tops!
Too hot to handle, we hope!

Enjoy + Lots of Sun!

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~ Adriana

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

21 Responses to Ikea bikini + summer clothing line!

  1. Mickey G says:

    Keep up the good work your doin a great job. Thank you.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    iKEA should use that idea in their marketing ads! Definitely!

  4. Alexa says:

    This is now featured on Regretsy… all the comments are negative, but that’s the whole point of the site.

  5. Anonymous says:

    If you haven’t already, you should apply to be on “Project Runway”. Regardless of the functionality debate above, you’ve definitely got raw talent.

  6. Tracy says:


  7. Hahahaha. I thought this was a joke. But, um, it’s not.

  8. Steph says:

    Sorry, I do not find these attractive. The bottoms looks like they could be cute and wearable, but the tops are just….awkward. Are you sure those oven mitts are secure?

  9. Anonymous says:

    ummmm, ick? inventive but not very practical. a fun read, tho! :)

  10. Anonymous says:

    “ps it’s my own opinion, i’m italian and my mind about fashion is made this way.”

    You sound like a douche!

  11. jo says:

    creative, but it looks just like most of the fashion you see on the catwalks: nice to look at, but unwearable, if the word is correct in english….
    ps it’s my own opinion, i’m italian and my mind about fashion is made this way.

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  13. ajjah says:

    this is creative!! :D

  14. Adriana says:

    Hey CJ!
    We’ve been doing a lot of product testing!
    I’ve been swimming in the bikinis in pools and in the Mediterranean and it’s been awesome!
    The Frakta suits are lined with dishtowels, so they’re soft. And now I wear the bikini top as a bra as the perfect summer layer under dresses and tanks! I even wore the bikini at IKEA yesterday as I was shopping. And I’ll post some new pictures of me swimming on my site just as proof! Overall, it’s so wearable on the beach and in the city!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hey it’s inventive, but I’m curious to know what if any product testing you’ve done – most of those items look uncomfortable to wear, and unlikely to stand a gentle wade into the sea, let alone a dive into a pool or one 25m lap.
    It might look like swimwear, but I’m not sure you could wear it when swimming, and hence the key point of ikea products/hacks – functionality – is lost. Would love to be corrected – please share if you’ve done any testing :-)

  16. Anonymous says:

    I love that the oven mitt bra is called RACKA

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  19. Ikea swimwear. I love it!

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  20. this is sooo amazing!!! and sexy and innovative! You should go into lingerie!

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