The hottest swimwear you need for summer

Look sizzling on the beach...

Counting down the days to your summer holiday? We don't blame you! As well as lapping up the sun on a tropical island, you also get to sip on countless cocktails and wear some sexy swimwear.

And speaking of swimwear, we're super excited to watch the swimwear shoot in this week’s episode of Britain's Next Top Model, which airs on Lifetime on Thursday at 9pm. Plus, seeing as we're in a summer mood, we thought that we would take a look at some of the coolest swimwear available at the moment. Feast your eyes on our fave picks, below., £40

Slogan swimsuits are so in this summer. Jump on that trend, gals.

Oasis, Bikini Top, £22; Bottoms, £18

A tropical-patterned bikini that accentuates our busts? YES PLEASE.

Debenhams, Bikini Top, £28; Bottoms, £18

Create the illusion of a curvy hourglass figure with a frilly bikini set. Plus, this one's got parrots on it - could you even ask for more?

New Look, £24.99

Ooze sex appeal with this strappy, coral coloured swimsuit. Ooh la la!

Butterfly by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams, £42

A trick to make yourself appear more tan is to opt for a white swimsuit, just like Alannah in Britain's Next Top Model. Trust us: you'll look like a glowing goddess in no time!

Topshop, £40

Keep things simple but chic with an embroided bikini that boasts a pretty floral design.

Very, £32

Nothing says sexy quite like a strappy, red bikini. Oi oi.

New Look, £24.99

Go bold with a tie-dye printed swimsuit, and all eyes will be on you.

River Island, Bikini Top, £22; Bottoms, £13

Always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid.

Boux Avenue, Bikini Top, £30; Bottoms, £20

Gingham print bikinis are set to be big this summer, so jump on the bandwagon before all of your mates do. Roll on the warmer weather!

To follow this year’s bunch of 6-foot tall glamourzons, catch new Britain’s Next Top Model sponsored by Colgate, on Lifetime, Thursdays at 9pm. Keep up to date on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and don’t forget to watch the Front Row on Heat’s Facebook page on Thursdays at 10pm for all the latest goss from the show.

Check out this week's episode of the Front Row with the BNTM judges above.

In association with Lifetime

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