Most Desired: 5 bikinis that will instantly refresh your holiday wardrobe

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Kitty McGee
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If your holiday wardrobe is looking tired, it might be time to invest in some seriously chic swimwear. These bikinis will not only look insane on but they were made to be worn with basics - so will elevate your washed-out denim shorts and old white cotton shirts too. Win-win.

Zimmermann Helm grosgrain-trimmed striped bikini, chosen by Kitty McGee, executive fashion director

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Summer’s chicest pieces come in a subtle, neutral palette from white and cream to oatmeal and camel. This striped Zimmermann bikini from Net-a-Porter’s new high-summer offering is the perfect base for your poolside wardrobe. 

Striped bikini, £205, Zimmermann (

Triangl Lyla striped bikini, chosen by Arabella Greenhill, fashion director

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This two-piece is everything I want from my swimwear; flattering, versatile and functional, it also works with the entirety of my largely monochrome summer wardrobe.

Bikini, £68, Triangl 

Hunza G  Gloria bandeau seersucker bikini, chosen by Polly Knight, fashion editor

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I like that this bikini feels young and fun but the colour elevates it. I’ll wear it under white floaty dresses with a straw bag for an easy beach-to-bar look.

Toffee bandeau bikini, £135, Hunza G (

Three Graces London  Hanna triangle bikini, chosen by Billie Bhatia, fashion writer

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Terracotta is the colour of the summer. Not as harsh as orange and more grown up than red, I like it best in swimwear form and this style from Three Graces London is the perfect way to wear it. Just add blue denim, tan accessories and a linen cover-up.

Terracotta bikini, £202, Three Graces London (

Lisa Marie Fernandez Genevieve polka-dot bikini, chosen by Helen Atkin, fashion assistant

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For me, Lisa Marie Fernandez does the ultimate bikini: comfy, well-cut and always a nod to sporty. This will slot into my holiday wardrobe seamlessly, it works with everything from full length semi-sheer dresses to bright cotton cover-ups and even really casual T-shirts and shorts. It’s the ultimate summer investment. 

Polka-dot monochrome bikini, £300, Lisa Marie Fernandez (