The celeb-approved bikinis to bookmark for your next holiday

Time to vacay like the A-list

Best celebrity bikinis

by Cigdem Tanrioglu |
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Summer is officially around the corner, and if you’re anything like us then you’re probably counting down the days till that out-of-office is on. Whether you’re planning on sunbathing by the beach or dancing the day away at a pool party, finding the perfect bikini for your vacay can be an absolute mission – which is where we like to turn the stars. And by stars, we mean bikinis spotted on our fave celebs.

FromIbiza-worthy sets to bikinis that will have you looking more tanned than ever by the beach, the celeb bunch are always bringing their A-game to the gram.

It's kinda putting our basic bikini look to shame, tbh.

But fear not, as we’ve found the best celebrity bikinis available to buy right now, including a few treats that are on sale. And if that wasn't enough, we've even got a few bikini-buying tips from heat’s resident celeb stylist, Scott Wells. Now all you need to do is get ready to post like a Love Islander for the gram.

SHOP: The best celebrity bikinis

Molly Smith

Molly Smith Bikini
©@mollysmith19

Once again we’ve been asking ourselves ‘Can Molly Smith do anything wrong?’ Well when it comes to slaying in swimwear, the answer is no. Keeping her winning streak on the go, the Love Island All Stars winner was spotted in a gorg blue two-piece by Kulani Kinis during a lush-looking trip to Dubai with Tom, and honestly, we are obsessed.

Molly Smith’s Bikini – exact match

Kulani Kinis Love Story Ruched Underwire Bikini Top in Blue Floral PrintAsos
Price: £46

Who says you can’t look hot in florals? Inspired by Hawaiian nature, this adorable two-piece has got us pining for a beach. We also love the strapless version, which is ideal for avoiding tan lines.

Molly Smith’s Bikini – EXACT MATCH

ASOS
Price: £44

Get us on the day beds ASAP – these Brazilian-style bikini bottoms are totally getting us in the mood for the next series of Love Island.

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo bikini
©@oliviarodrigo

Is anyone getting more and more obsessed with Olivia Rodrigo){href='https://heatworld.com/shopping/fashion/olivia-rodrigo-outfits-tour/)' target='_blank' rel='noreferrer noopener'} by the day? We’re so obsessed that we’ve been on the hunt for pretty much every outfit she’s been spotted in, including this Frankies Bikinis X Guizio two-piece. Sadly for us, Olivia’s exact style is sold out but Frankies Bikinis have a similar print on offer, which is totally giving us déjà vu.

Olivia Rodrigo’s bikini – DUPE

Frankies Bikinis Nick Triangle Halter Bikini TopFrankie Bikinis

If you don’t know about Frankies Bikinis then it is time you get to know. This celeb-approved brand has been spotted on our fave A-listers including Sydney Sweeney, Sofia Ritchie, Hailey Bieber…and Olivia Rodrigo, of course.

Olivia Rodrigo’s bikini – DUPE

Frankies Bikinis Divine Tie Side Skimpy Bikini BottomFrankies Bikinis

Yes, we know this bikini is on the spenny side, but trust us when we say it is worth it. Not only is it the same cut and fit as Olivia’s sold-out two-piece, but features adjustable ties so you can get the best fit for your bod.

Zara McDermott

©@zara_mcdermott

If there are two things that we cannot get enough of, it is Zara’s relationship with Sam Thompson and her impeccable bikini collection. 3D flower details are set to be huge for SS24, and the Strictly star proved that she’s ahead of the fash pack as she posed in a monochrome number by American brand Same. Luckily, we’ve not only found Zara’s exact bikini, but we’ve also found a dupe that will save you £277.

Zara McDermott’s Bikini – EXACT MATCH

Same Rosette Bandeau TopSame
Price: £160

Be the belle of the pool with this lush bandeau find. Yes, it is a little on the pricey side but honestly who cares when it will leaving you look as hot as Zara?

Zara McDermott’s Bikini – EXACT MATCH

Same Rosette 90s BottomSame
Price: £150

Not only is this dreamy bikini worthy of any Ibiza pool party, but it is also available in 10 other shades – just in case monochrome isn’t your thing.

Zara McDermott’s Bikini – DUPE

Miss Selfridge Contrast Corsage Bandeau Bikini Top in BlackASOS
Price: £17.99

Don’t fancy breaking the bank for Zara’s designer look? Well you’re in luck with Miss Selfridge’s affordable offering. Best of all, the straps on this style can be removed so you can avoid those dreaded tan lines.

Zara McDermott’s Bikini – DUPE

Miss Selfridge Contrast Corsage Bikini Bottom in BlackASOS
Price: £14.99

Now Zara’s not afraid to show off her bod, but if you fancy a teeny bit more coverage around your backside, this Miss Selfridge number is perfect for you. But honestly, we’re here for the floral detailing more than anything else.

Sabrina Carpenter

©@sabrinacarpenter

Has anyone else been singing Espresso non-stop? Well, we’re glad it isn’t just us then. But on a serious note, Sabrina Carpenter has currently got us wrapped around her finger, and her wardrobe has keeps us coming back for more and more. Just check out this oh-so-sweet gingham bikini by the Frankies Bikinis, which features in the singer’s latest vid. Don't fancy splashing out for some pop princess style? Don't worry, we've found a high-street lookalike too.

Sabrina Carpenter’s bikini – EXACT MATCH

Frankie Bikini Cola Underwire Balconette Bikini TopFrankies Bikinis

Another winner from Frankies Bikinis (it is a celeb fave for a reason) – this cute gingham number is perfect for creating a sweet-yet-sexy poolside look.

Sabrina Carpenter’s bikini – EXACT MATCH

Frankie Bikini Mercer Swim SkirtFrankies Bikinis

If there is one thing we are loving right now, it is Sabrina’s retro vibes. Perfect the trend with a frilly swim skirt, which is also available in a thong version for those feeling a little spicier.

Sabrina Carpenter’s bikini – DUPE

Out From Under Navy Gingham Bikini TopUrban Outfitters

If the idea of spending hundreds on a bikini makes you want to cry, then you're in luck. Urban Outfitters has given us the gift of a gorg gingham bikini which gives off the same vibes as Sabrina's style at a much more affordable price.

Sabrina Carpenter’s bikini – DUPE

Out From Under Navy Gingham Bikini BottomsUrban Outfitters

Okay, so this bikini bottom may not have the retro-inspired skirt but it totally gives off the same vibes as Sabrina's. Plus it will save you a whopping £163. Consider us sold.

Sophie Piper

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It’s fair to say the Love Island bunch know a thing or two about rocking a bikini, and Sophie Piper){href='https://heatworld.com/shopping/beauty/sophie-piper-beauty-routine/)' target='_blank' rel='noreferrer noopener'} is absolutely no different. The model has been spotted in plenty of lush bikinis by swimwear brand Moda Minx, including this ravishing red number which we are adding to our baskets ASAP.

Sophie Pipers Bikini – EXACT MATCH

Moda Minx Red Textured Triangle Bikini TopNew Look

Feeling red hot? Well, you will be in this triangle bikini top. Best of all, this celeb-loved brand is great for larger busts as many of their styles can be adjusted for maximum support.

Sophie Pipers Bikini – EXACT MATCH

Moda Minx Pink Textured Tie Bikini BottomsNew Look

You can’t go wrong with a tie-up bikini bottom, right? Exactly - so if the trend isn’t broken there is no need to fix it.

Vicky Pattison

©@vickypattison

Brides-to-be, listen up: Vicky Pattison has found the perfect bikini for hen dos and honeymoons with this chic number by Melissa Odabash. And let’s face it, even if you’re not about to walk down the aisle, it will still look great on the beach.

Vicky Pattison’s bikini – EXACT MATCH

Melissa Odabash Montreal Ribbed Underwired Bikini TopThe Outnet
Price: £74 (WAS £122)

Yes, we know this designer bikini is a little on the spenny side, but trust us when we say it is worth every single penny. Plus it has 40% off which means it is basically a bargain, right?

Vicky Pattison’s bikini – EXACT MATCH

Melissa Odabash Montreal Textured Bikini BriefsThe Outnet
Price: £41 (WAS £134)

Investing in high-quality fabric is key when shopping for a white bikini – after all, nobody wants to experience a wardrobe malfunction at the beach club.

Millie Bobby Brown

©@milliebobbybrown

Has anyone noticed how Millie Bobby Brown has suddenly become a style icon? Most recently the Stranger Things icon was caught showing off her bod in a printed bikini top, which we reckon will look incredible under the Ibiza sun.

Millie Bobby Brown’s bikini – EXACT MATCH

Bananhot Emmy Bikini TopShopbop
Price: £47.37 (WAS £94.74)

Leopard print is THE print to be seen in right now, and this pink jungle style bikini top is perfect for nailing the trend during your hols. All we need is a pink cocktail to finish the look. Plus it is on sale for less than £50 - what a winner.

Kady McDermott

©@kadymcdermott

The Love Island icon recently attended a mega-trip to Ibiza, where she posed away in a classic black bikini. The best bit about her pool party get-up? It’s currently available online now and it won’t break the bank. Oh, and obviously she wins extra points for sporting this a starfish necklace AKA this summer’s must-have accessory.

Kady McDermott's Bikini - EXACT MATCH

SHEIN Swim Chicsea Women's Halter Neck Swimsuit Suit With Mesh Cover SkirtShein
Price: £21.99

Listen up, Kady has found us the ultimate pool party outfit with this 3-piece set. Everything from the cupped bikini top to the sheer skirt is just perfect for dancing the day, or night, away.

Hailey Bieber

©@haileybieber

Whenever Hailey Beiber posts on the ‘gram, we’re instantly hunting to find those exact products. Whether is it her latest lipgloss or her new cool kicks, we just can’t get enough of the model’s wardrobe, so you can imagine our reaction to this red bikini when it graced our phone screen. Hailey’s exact bikini is by Tropic of C(that’s Candice Swanepoel’s swimwear brand ICYDK), but Boohoo has a great dupe if you don’t fancy splashing out.

Hailey Bieber’s bikini – EXACT MATCH

Topic Of C Equator Top In PoppyTropic of C

For a double whammy of star style, look no further than this cherry red number. Not only has been spotted on Hailey Bieber, but it also has Candice Swanepoel’s seal of approval too - not too shabby eh?

Hailey Bieber’s bikini – EXACT MATCH

Tropic Of C Praia Bottom in PoppyTropic of C

If you’re going to be spotted in any colour this summer, it has got to be red - we’ll be wearing the trend by sunbathing in this cute string bikini.

Arabella Chi

©@arabellachi

We wanted to couple up withArabella Chi all over again when she re-entered the Love Island villa back in January, and honestly our obsession is still going strong. The model is a regular at showing off her bod on Instagram, but this high street style has especially caught our eyes. Just imagine how incredible it will look on our IG feed.

Arabella Chi’s bikini – EXACT MATCH

Price: £29.99

Who knew Superdry sold bikinis? We didn’t, but TBH this paisley print find has got us sold.

Arabella Chi’s bikini – EXACT MATCH

Superdry Tie Side Cheeky Bikini BriefsSuperdry
Price: £26.99

Fancy adding a little excitement to your standard tie up bikini bottoms? The print on this style is absolutely everything, and is perfect for nailing that cute-yet-sexy beach vibe.

Millie Mackintosh

©@milliemackintosh

The Made In ChelseaOG has been brightening up our day with her latest outfits and this zesty bikini is no different. Now, we know this style is a little on the pricey side as it is from designer label Melissa Odabash, but trust us when we say it will last for years to come. However, if you fancy something a little less scary for your bank account, then check out &Other Stories who have an incredible dupe.

Millie Mackintosh’s Bikini – EXACT MATCH

Melissa Odabash Ibiza Textured Bikini TopFarfetch
Price: £160

If you’re not a fan of string bikinis but hate the idea of wearing an underwired style then this is the bikini for you. Plus the knot detail is great for perking up the ladies if you’re after a little bust boost.

Millie Mackintosh’s Bikini – EXACT MATCH

Melissa Odabash Ribbed Bikini BottomsFarfetch
Price: £160

Make ‘em green with envy by the pool with this lush line number. The ribbed fabric is incredible for showing off your curves too.

Millie Mackintosh’s Bikini – Dupe

&Other Stories Crepe Knot Tie Bikini Top&Other Stories

Fancy saving yourself £133? Of course you do, and this beaut bow detail number is the way to do it. Your bank account will thank us later.

Millie Mackintosh’s Bikini – Dupe

Crepe Knot Tie Bikini Briefs&Other Stories

Upgrade your string-tie bikini in favour of something a little more on trend, like this bow detail designer double.

What bikini brands are celebs wearing right now?

If you fancy giving your vacay wardrobe a little A-list makeover, we recommend turning their fave brands. Not sure where to start? heat’s resident Celebrity Stylist, Scott Wells has styled the likes of Ella Thomas, Sophie Kasai and Faye Winter fills us in on the brands to look out for, “there are always go-to swim brands that celebs rush to. Take the likes of Vicky and Millie who are a fan of Melissa Odabash. Olivia Rodrigo, Sabrina Carpenter, and Pamela Anderson love Frankies Bikinis. And classic Hunza G pieces have been worn by the links of Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Rihanna in the past."

And don't worry if you haven't got that A-list budget, as Scott points out. "What is great is that you can find affordable versions of most of these swimsuits on the high street.”

What bikinis will be in fashion this summer?

“This summer is all about braving the bold hues” Scott tells heat. “Forget pastels and embrace vibrant shades of red, green and blues. These have been trending colours this year so far and they aren’t going anywhere any time soon.”

But what about that classic black bikini, because not everyone wants to stand out in bright colours, right? “One of my personal favourite colours black is sweeping many styles too. It’s a perfect classic colour to see you through the season now and beyond.
“Another big trend which we’re excited to see merge into the swim world are corsages,” continues Scott. “2023 saw the comeback of 3D floral necklaces and bracelets, yet 2024, is all about incorporating them into your clothing.”

How do celebs pick their bikinis?

If, like us, you’re feeling the pressure about finding the perfect bikini then you’re in luck. Scott has spilled the tea on how he styles our fave stars in their swimwear.

“When it comes styling a celeb, for me it’s all about their personal taste and what they’re comfortable with because no one wants to feel out of place or uncomfortable in swimwear.”

But that doesn’t mean being boring with your bikinis, right?

“I always try to give options of something a little out of their comfort zone, whether that be trying a trend such as high-rise bikini bottoms or new decorative touches like frills.”

Ultimately, it is a case of trial and error. Get comfy at home with your online orders and get ready to try them all on in front of your fave mirror – eventually, you’ll find a style that you’ll want to pose away in.

Cigdem Tanrioglu is heat’s Deputy Style Editor. As heat’s resistant mid-size expert, she’s usually found scouring the high street for the best feel-good buys, or on a beach obsessing over her horoscope.

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