From Tiny Thongs to Yellow Everything, Celebs Love These 6 Bikini Trends

With summer holidays on the fast approach for many of us (maybe you're lucky enough to be taking your second?), now's the time to talk swimwear. Many of us put off investing in that key bikini until the very last moment because it can often feel like the final piece of the puzzle once you've sorted your flights, arranged an impressive itinerary and secured the dream location to stay in. Never fear—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 the teeny tiny bottoms women like Ashley Graham and Emily Ratajkowski are favouring 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.

1. SHIRRED BIKINIS

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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.

2. EXPOSED UNDERWIRE BIKINIS

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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. 

3. SCALLOP-EDGE DETAILING

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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. 

5. TEENY TINY BIKINI BOTTOMS

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@ashleygraham

Style Notes: The message of summer 2019? Barely-there bikini bottoms are in. We've reported previously on the rise of both the Brazilian and thong-style bikinis making waves on beaches across the globe, but celebs like Ashley Graham are in on the look too. Do it if you dare: Experts say smaller bikini bottoms can give you the best-looking bum, after all!

6. BRIGHT YELLOW

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@kendalljenner

Style Notes: Whether printed or plain, high-coverage or skimpy, yellow bikinis have really captured the suitcases of the A-list this year. Kendall, Rosie HW, Mindy Kaling and many more have fallen for the happy hue.

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

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