The rain may be pouring here in the UK, but over in the US the last few days (July 14-18) have seen the unveiling of the 2012 swimwear collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. Home to the impossibly glamorous South Beach scene, it's no surprise the city plays host to the annual catwalk shows, where beachwear trends are made.
We've cast our eye over the collections and chosen the best designer swimwear for you to lust over next season - start planning your 2012 getaway wardrobe now...
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