The 6 Bikini Styles Jet-Set Celebs Are Packing This Summer

With summer holidays on the fast approach for many of us, now's the time to talk swimwear—even if the changeable weather in Britain might still have us running for the cover of our jeans from time to time. Because of the lack of high temperatures on home soil, we're guessing you've been putting off investing in that key bikini until the very last moment. And just as well, for we have the inside track on the biggest bikini trends of the season.

Every year, the Who What Wear UK team turns to celebrities to help inform our swimwear choices. Travelling around the world is an integral part of their careers—it's just a fact that they spend a great deal more time topping up their tans on the beach or having a pamper in a spa than we do—so who could be more fitting to emulate swimwear looks off of? Indeed, we can't think of anyone better.

From Emily Ratajkowski's print penchant to the pretty detailing Rosie Huntington-Whiteley always zeros in on, keep scrolling to see and shop the bikinis blessed with the celebrity seal of approval in 2019.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI'S POLKA-DOT BIKINI

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@emrata

Style Notes: Polka-dot prints are making a massive comeback on swimwear this season, giving it an undeniably retro twist. Naturally, Emily was one of the first to give it a whirl on an exotic break earlier in the year. Supersized straw hat optional, though highly recommended.

KIM KARDASHIAN'S SHIRRED BIKINI

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@kimkardashian

Style Notes: The shirred trend isn't merely reserved for dresses. Hunza G actually kick-started the trend in swimsuit form, which has won over countless celebrities, including Kim Kardashian. The stretchy fabric makes for the most comfortable bikini you'll likely over own.

KATE HUDSON'S HIGH-WAIST BIKINI

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@katehudson

Style Notes: Thong swimwear may be all the rage but conversely, high-waist bottoms that cover your bum—as seen on Kate Hudson—are also proving popular right now. Look for twee prints like gingham or colourful florals to play on the '50s vibe.

JASMINE TOOKES' EXPOSED UNDERWIRE BIKINI

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@jastookes

Stye Notes: Sometimes, it's the small details that make the most dramatic impact, and one of this year's top bikini trends is exposed underwire, as seen on supermodel Jasmine Tookes. 

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY'S SCALLOP-EDGE BIKINI

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@rosiehw

Style Notes: We're never not imitating our wardrobe to that of Rosie's, and her holiday wares are certainly no exception. As such, when we spotted her striking a pose in a scallop-edged bikini, we instantly invested in this Topshop iteration. 

ISKRA LAWRENCE'S BANDEAU BIKINI

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@iskra

Style Notes: It seems simple silhouettes are having a moment in 2019, as we've seen several celebrities sporting basic bandeau tops and matching briefs. Make like Iskra and give yours a fashion-girl spin by tying your hair with a coordinating scarf. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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