It’s official – THIS is the bikini trend you need to know about this summer

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Cover for layered bikinis

by Ella Shire |
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We know that layering and summer don’t go hand-in-hand, but trust us when we say that doubling up on bikinis will be the trend to follow this summer. We know it sounds absurd, but when we spotted Tyla wearing three bikini tops at the same time in her new music video, we were instantly hooked.

And - we weren’t the only ones. With fans going crazy over it on socials, it left us wondering - did Tyla start the biggest bikini trend of the year?


If you cast your mind back, we saw Doja Cat in a double bikini top back in 2022 at Coachella, and more recently, Bella Hadid layered her underwear under her bikini. Quick change at the beach made easier – it totally makes sense, right? While upside down bikinis were all the rage on Love Island last year, we predict the layered bikinis will take over this summer.

Doja Cat at Coachella 2022
©getty images

Whether it’s for a festival, a beach club or sitting by the pool we think Tyla’s created the next best thing and we’re so here for it. What’s not to love? It gives extra coverage for when you’re flying down a waterslide, elevates your outfit and makes choosing what bikini to wear a lot less complicated.

Shop the best layered bikinis below.

SHOP: The best layered bikinis

Our favourite layered bikini top is Jaded London's. With denim peeping through, this double layer orange bikini top would look great with a pair of micro denim shorts or baggy jeans. Not only is gingham a popular print for summer it's giving serious it-girl vibes.

This one's for the sporty chic girls. With a sports bra styled crisscross detail this bikini top is waterslide proof and beach party ready. We recommend wearing this top with white linen trousers or with the matching bottoms.

Amazon Hobie women's faux layered bralette swimsuit top bikini
Price: £40

Channel your Hawaiian beach babe with this tropical layered bikini top. The statement colours are perfect for an island getaway or opt to wear the top to a carnival or festival. Try and layer another bikini top under this one full the full Tyla look.

A nautical stripe is a great print to layer with. You can opt for colours such as blue and white or red and black. For a trip to the pool bar pair with white linen trousers or throw a shirt over your shoulders.

Yellow is the perfect hue to enhance your golden glow. Layer with a black or white triangle bikini and the yellow will shine through.

This blue bikini top offers great support and inclusive sizing from 18-28 with a knotted feature in the centre and adjustable straps. We recommend layering this blue hue bikini top with a bold print or darker shade blue.

Since leopard is the print of the season, this gets a YES from us. This triangle bikini top is striking and will be the statement to any beach look. Try layering a black bikini top under with a brown over. We’re totally obsessed.

Pool party anyone? We love the ombre effect on this bikini and it makes for the perfect layering piece. Orange, pink, red or gold, you have so many colours to choose from. Wear alone with the bottoms or we recommend styling with a maxi skirt or jorts.

H&M padded triangle bikini top
Price: £12.99

H&M always hits the nail on the head with their swimwear and this green triangle top is simple yet gorgeous. Accessorise with dainty gold jewellery to complement the small gold hoop in the middle. With five colours to choose from try mix and max and layer with the same style.

You can’t go wrong with a simple black triangle bikini top. It goes with everything and will never go out of style. Having the colour black as your base, makes deciding on the colour to layer with a lot easier.

How do I style my layered bikini tops?

If you’d rather avoid wearing your layered bikini tops by the pool, we recommend styling them with mini denim shorts, a pair of baggy jeans or simple linen trousers. Try to think of colours or prints that complement each other. For example, an orange, yellow and gold bikini top would gel perfectly together.

Like Tyla try to re-arrange the bikini tops one on top of the other so both sides are different.

Ella Shire is a style writer for heat & Closer, covering both fashion and beauty. She loves trying out the trending pieces from all the latest high street drops, as well as being heat’s resident rental and pre-loved fashion expert.

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