It’s our favourite time of year – when we pounce on all the celeb mags to see what the beautiful (and not so beautiful) people are wearing on the beach right now. If it’s gratuitous cellulite shots you’re after, I’m afraid we can’t oblige; if, on the other hand, you’d like a heads up on summer’s hottest swim trends, check out our celeb gallery here.
Pictured left is Myleene Klass, looking dazzling in this season's Op Art take on the traditional polka dot bikini.
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Vitamin A has been wowing Hollywood with its “California cut” and signature ring details that follow the curve of the body. Here’s Jessica Alba looking wonderful in this season’s bright blue.
Sure, chocolate brown is our favourite new swimwear neutral, but it looks just as good as a print – as Lisa Snowdon demonstrates. Fantasie is among the (many) brands working brown into the mix this season.
Island florals are too good to leave to the surf crowd – as ably demonstrated by Penelope Cruz, snapped here giving the look a dash of European élan. Lepel’s floral print bikini is similarly modern.
Stripes don’t have to be nautical, you know. Tara Reid shows off her new beach-worthy figure in one of summer’s hottest trends – the shimmer stripe. Try French Connection or Seafolly for a similar look.
Just as stripes don’t have to be nautical, so dots don’t always have to hark back to the Fifties. As Myleene Klass shows, this season’s circle prints are anything but twee. Vix is one brand going for a similar Op Art look this season.