Jetting off for some winter sun? These are the bikinis you need to take with you

28th Jan 19 | Fashion

Katie Wright provides swim-spiration for your holiday wardrobe.

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If you had the foresight to book a holiday to somewhere hot this side of Christmas we bet you’re feeling pretty smug right about now.

And why shouldn’t you? We are well and truly in the grip of winter, when the mere thought of going outside is enough to make you want to cry and no amount of coats, scarves and hats can keep the chill out.

But you, you’re facing the prospect of balmy temperatures and days spent in little dresses and denim cut-offs, you lucky thing.

Plus, the most important part of any vacay wardrobe – swimwear.

Now that floating on an inflatable doughnut or posing cocktail in hand on a sun lounger have become essential Instagram pics for every holidaymaker, you’ve got to make sure your poolside attire is up to scratch.

What’s trending now? Honestly, it’s all about bikinis, but thankfully they’re not all itsy bitsy teeny weeny – high-waisted bottoms and supportive tops are flattering on every body type.

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The latest swimwear collections haven’t escaped fashion’s animal print obsession – there’s leopard and snake print galore.

If you’re after something a bit brighter take your pick from hothouse florals or the neon hues popularised by the Kardashian clan.

The Bardot neckline top has also been a big bikini hit – but don’t wear yours too many days in a row or you’ll end up with weird tan lines on your arms.

Ready to shop? Here’s our pick of the most on-trend bikinis for your sunshine escape…

M&Co Animal Print Frill Bikini Top; Animal Print Roll Over Bikini Bottoms
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M&Co Animal Print Frill Bikini Top, £18; Animal Print Roll Over Bikini Bottoms, £16 (hat, stylist’s own)

H&M Padded Triangle Bikini Top; Bikini Bottoms
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H&M Padded Triangle Bikini Top, £14.99; Bikini Bottoms, £9.99

Venice Beach Black Print Underwired Bikini
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Venice Beach Black Print Underwired Bikini, £40, Swimwear365

Figleaves Fiji Soft Crop Top; Fiji Tab Side Briefs
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Figleaves Fiji Soft Crop Top, £25; Fiji Tab Side Briefs, £16

Rosie for Autograph Floral Print Non-Wired Plunge Bikini Top; Floral Print Hipster Bikini Bottoms
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Rosie for Autograph Floral Print Non-Wired Plunge Bikini Top, £25; Floral Print Hipster Bikini Bottoms, £16, Marks and Spencer

New Look Orange Neon Slinky Resin Ring Bikini Top; Coral Neon Slinky Ring Trim Bikini Bottoms
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New Look Orange Neon Slinky Resin Ring Bikini Top, £14.99; Coral Neon Slinky Ring Trim Bikini Bottoms, £9.99

Fantasie Marseille Underwired Bardot Bikini Top; Marseille Classic Fold Briefs
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Fantasie Marseille Underwired Bardot Bikini Top, £42; Marseille Classic Fold Briefs, £27, Figleaves

River Island Light Purple Stripe Elastic Bardot Bikini Top; Purple Stripe Elastic High Leg Bikini Bottoms
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River Island Light Purple Stripe Elastic Bardot Bikini Top, £22; Purple Stripe Elastic High Leg Bikini Bottoms, £16

PrettyLittleThing Rust Bardot Frill Bikini Top; Rust Adjustable Tanga Bikini Bottoms
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PrettyLittleThing Rust Bardot Frill Bikini Top, £12; Rust Adjustable Tanga Bikini Bottoms, £10

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