The 2016 celebrity swimwear trends

Bikini or one-piece? Mega-shades or body jewellery? See what the stars are wearing poolside on their holidays this summer...

celebrity swimwear trends
celebrity swimwear trends
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Bikini or one-piece? Mega-shades or body jewellery? See what the stars are wearing poolside on their holidays this summer...

Summer may have only just started, but the celebs are already on their jolly holidays - so cue the most OTT, envy-inducing Instagram pics we'll see all year.

Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Olivia Palermo and more are showing us a stronger beach style-game than ever, trialling as many trends as possible with statement one-pieces and colourful bikinis a-go-go.

From Kylie Jenner in her Baywatch-worthy Chanel one-piece, to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's entire wardrobe of embellished bandeaus, the stars are out to show us that beachwear is about sooo much more than a boring black triangle top.

Millie Mackintosh, Charlotte Olympia and co. are also introducing us to cool new swimwear labels in their droves - hello Adriana Degreas's mermaid swimsuits and the genius Monday Swimwear. Because if you're wearing a bikini on a Monday, it's got to be a good day, hasn't it?

At the beach, by the pool, or just lounging on the decks of their super-yachts (we're looking at you Olivia P) the stars are literally making us weep at our desks with their Insta-postcards from paradise.

There are still some trends to note from last summer, too, from Rihanna's body jewellery, to Heidi Klum's crochet Kiini two piece, so get your beach style inspo from the best in this edit.

First up, it's Kourtney Kardashian, who worked not one, but three statement one-pieces on the beach in Miami. Our favourite? This studded one-shoulder number by Norma Kamali.

Kourtney Kardashian

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It really is a hard life for this stylish lot, isn't it?

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian

celebrity swimwear trends
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It really is a hard life for this stylish lot, isn't it?

Taylor Swift's 4th July party

Taylor Swift's 4th July party

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Taylor posed with her entire squad, including Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne, at her 4th July party this year. Which swimsuit style do you love the most?

Millie Mackintosh

Millie Mackintosh

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Millie accessorises her classic black bikini with a stand-out hat by Yosuzi.

Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne

Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne

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Taylor, Gigi and Cara match up in their bikinis and one-pieces by Poppy Delevingne's label, Solid & Striped.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

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Rita Ora hit the beaches of Miami back in January, on holiday with Alexa Chung, Nick Grimshaw and other Brit bessies.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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Rosie went on a Thai getaway with fiancee Jason Statham - and took tons of selfies in bold bandeau style bikinis.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

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Here's Kylie, just chilling at home in her epic Chanel one-piece.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

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We love the sporty colour blocking of Kylie's Chanel swimsuit.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift went on holiday with her then-boyfriend Calvin Harris earlier in the year, with Taylor posing up a storm in the tropics in some seriously hot colourblock bikini designs.

Millie Mackintosh

Millie Mackintosh

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Millie introduces us to the Monday Swimwear brand. Because if it's Monday, and you're in a bikini, you must be having a good day.

Poppy Delevingne

Poppy Delevingne

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Here's Poppy, making us all jealous as she gazes into the distance in Mustique.

Millie Mackintosh

Millie Mackintosh

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Millie makes a case for the strappy suit, with this Agent Provocateur number.

Millie Mackintosh

Millie Mackintosh

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Millie's cut-out white cossie by Calzedonia is stunning, but we'd worry about the grid-style tan lines!

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo

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Olivia reminds us that the on-trend, off-shoulder top can make a stylish beach cover up, too.

Victoria and Harper Beckham

Victoria and Harper Beckham

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We can't even see the front of VB's swimsuit, but we suddenly know we need a berry-tone bikini in our holiday wardrobes.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

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Britney's bod looks incredible in this canary yellow two piece.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

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Here's Rita, posing up a storm in this sporty one-piece on her balcony in Miami.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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Rosie's halter top is super-flattering for smaller busts.

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia

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Charlotte Dellal is a mermaid. We're convinced by her Adriana Degreas sequin suit.

Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia

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Tail shot, essential. 

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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Here's Taylor Swift, working it somewhere tropical in a colour blocked solid style.

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo

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Khloe Kardashian And Kendall Jenner

Khloe Kardashian And Kendall Jenner

Khloe Kardashian Kendall Jenner

In praise of the one piece, both Kendall and Khloe worked high leg styles in St Barths.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

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Blake says maroon is the colour to tout - that's two cases now for berry shades.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum takes on the IT bikini brand, Kiini, in all its rainbow crochet glory.

Rihanna

Rihanna

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Rihanna reminds us that we can accessorise our classic bikinis with body jewellery, to give them a fresh trend look. 

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson

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Elle is almost Baywatch-like in this zip front one-piece.

Beyonce

Beyonce

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And here's Beyonce, coming out in praise of the super low cut one-piece.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

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Kendall is into her chains, teamed with a classic triangle style by her pool in LA. 

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn

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Bikinis should be show pieces, says Jourdan Dunn in this carnival-ready embellished number.

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson

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Or they can be super-cool and low key, a la Elle McPherson who has teamed hers with a black crop top and a baseball cap.