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If you haven’t heard of manifestation, let me enlighten you. Manifestation is a self-help movement centred around the activity of focusing one’s thoughts upon the desired outcome. Essentially, it means that you can think something into actually happening.

Perhaps this is why I placed an order for a new bikini in the middle of February. Of course, I have no plans of jetting off to tropical climates this year. Still, perhaps my purchase was an act of subconscious manifestation—that we’ll have a warm enough summer to sit in the park, on the beach, on our balconies and in our gardens quite comfortably in a bikini.

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Assuming some of you are shopping with the same logic, I decided to find out which bikini trends the experts are backing for a summer spent on home soil. I reached out to Carly Warson and Stephanie Korn—founders of my all-time favourite swimwear label, Form and Fold, which creates chic swimwear that actually fits and flatters my 32G bust—as well as Lily Russo, a fashion editor turned beachwear guru and founder of the fabulous resort and swim destination Beach Flamingo. Together, they’ve worked up a comprehensive list of the most stylish bikini trends 2021 has to offer. Scroll below to see and shop them, then start planning your staycation accordingly.

1. PARED-BACK

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Style Notes: “Clean shapes and lines will dominate the swim category this season,” say Warson and Korn. “We’re all more conscious now that it’s important to invest in timeless pieces that allow us to streamline our wardrobes, so we’re expecting simple cuts that are designed and made with care and attention to detail. Throw on an oversized white shirt over classic, supportive, and beautifully made swimwear and, to us, you have the ideal beach outfit. Just don’t forget a wide-brimmed hat and ’70s-inspired sunglasses.”

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Form and Fold The Line Black Top (£88)

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Jade Swim Rounded Edges Scoop-Neck Bikini Top (£70)

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Marysia Palm Springs Bikini Top (£120)

2. RUFFLES

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Style Notes: A retro bikini trend that always makes a comeback, ruffled tops and bottoms are guaranteed to make you feel the poolside part, wherever you’re soaking up the rays.

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Palm Mixed Paisley Ruffle Bikini (£125)

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ASOS Design Polkadot and Ruffle Bikini Top (£16)

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Zimmermann Ruffle Bandeau Bikini (£110)

3. PASTEL

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Style Notes: “There’s been a shift towards softer colours following on from acid brights and, of course, the pandemic,” says Russo. “Whether you can get a tan on an exotic holiday or not isn’t so much of an issue when wearing less harsh pastel shades.”

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ASOS Design Towelling Tie Shoulder Bikini Top (£14)

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WeWoreWhat Dusk Blue Moe Top Delilah Bikini (£92)

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Bondi Born x LG Electronics Aria Bikini Top (£130)

4. CHECKS

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Style Notes: Synonymous with our warm-weather wardrobes, bright and pretty checks (be they gingham or otherwise) are spreading to our swimwear, too.

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Gimaguas Corse Checked Seers***er Bikini (£110)

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Weekday Cala Printed Swim Top (£18)

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Onia Anna Gingham Bikini Top (£38)

5. TIE DETAILS

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Style Notes: “Detail is key on swimwear this year, be it waist-cinching belts, ruching, or s**y tie fastenings,” explains Russo. “There are so many fabulous options available now, so wearing a plain bikini isn’t the be-all and end-all anymore.”

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Christopher Esber Tie-Detail Bikini Top (£166)

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Matteau Off-White Tie-Detail Bikini Top (£105)

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Reina Olga Metallic Triangle Miami Bikini (£160)

6. UNDERWIRED

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Style Notes: “Given we spent most of last year getting acquainted with our most comfortable loungewear while at home, we anticipate comfort to be top of mind this summer,” muse Warson and Korn. “No more compromising, particularly for women with a larger bust who might have typically found it difficult to find swimwear that fits properly. We think your bikini or one-piece should fit you as well as your best underwear, if not better.” Russo agrees that comfort is proving paramount. “Again, fit is becoming more and more important to ensure we look our best when taking those Insta snaps, so underwiring is a trend that is here to stay,” she adds.

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Form and Fold The Base Red Top (£88)

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Fella Moss Green Brad Xavier Underwired Bikini (£154)

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Simply Be Underwire Bikini Top (£24)

7. SOFT FABRIC

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Style Notes: After a year of living in comfortable clothing, it’s little wonder that the same sartorial logic is being applied to swimwear. As such, lots of super-soft fabrics in simple, unconstricted silhouettes are beginning to emerge.

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Urban Outfitters Out From Under Seamless Bandeau Bikini Top (£18)

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Hunza G Xandra New Lime Bikini (£135)

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Arket Soft Bikini Top (£25)

8. ANIMAL

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Style Notes: “Time and again, animal prints are reissued in new guises. Coloured leopard and zebra are hugely popular for S/S 21 and are a no-brainer if you’re looking to inject some print into your swimwear collection,” says Russo.

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Reina Olga Sophia Tiger Bikini (£83)

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8Swim Carefree Top (£89)

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Mango Violeta Bikini Top (£36)

9. METALLIC

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Style Notes: “One way to instantly glam up your look is to go for a shimmery fabric,” advises Russo. “Turkish label Lily & Rose is new to Beachflamingo.com this season and is the chicest way to do metallics. The fabric has a soft sheen to it without feeling OTT.”

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Lily & Rose Sky Blue Sole Bikini (£280)

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Twiin Voyager Metallic Ring Bikini Top (£30)

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Oséree Lurex Bikini Set (£202)

10. NATURAL HUES

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Style Notes: “It’s no wonder we’re attracted to calming tones at the moment,” say Warson and Korn. “But natural hues don’t have to be dull or even neutral. Think of colours inspired by a rich and diverse planet: soft blues, deep greens, textured earthy tones. We’re going back to Mother Nature.”

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Form and Fold The Tri Navy Top (£88)

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Haight Brown Grazi Crepe Bikini (£195)

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Marks and Spencer Ribbed Padded Scoop Neck Bikini Top (£15)

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