We don’t know what happened to the person who invented the bikini, but we sure hope he or she got a Nobel Prize for the betterment of humanity. Wear it frilly or plain, halter or bandeau, there’s really no way you can screw it up! This might just be the uniform of the utopia. The warm fingers of summer breeze tugging playfully at our hair can only mean one thing: it’s time to break out the bikinis!

Well it does also mean that it’s mosquito season, but that’s beside the point. Bug spray at the ready.

Tropea, beach

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Grab your beach ball and these cheeky bikinis from Forever 21 in time for summer! Disclaimer: you will be solely responsible for the instant rise in temperature.

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Mustard Mesh Knit Bikini

Emanate the frenzy that Coco Chanel caused when she stepped abroad like a sea siren in her bronzed body. The mustard hue will perfectly complement sun-kissed skin, while the mesh overlay adds an eye-catching layer to a solid colour base.

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Cloud Print Ruffled Bikini

The airy fairy clouds with unique ruffle accents are simply too adorable to pass up. Get into a La Isla Bonita state of mind with the azure sky print.

Metallic Low-Rise Bikini Bottoms forever 21 summer blush silver

Metallic Low-Rise Bikini

Who knew baby pink and silver go so well together? The classic triangles of the bikini top is spiced up with the modern strappy design of the bottom.

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Sequin String Bikini

Tie the strings into bows at the side, and voila, you’re a sparkling package of loveliness! We can’t have the reflective scales of mermaid tails, but sequins will do for now.

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Sunny Yellow Interlace Bikini

Slip yourself into this buttery bright costume, and you’ll be sweeter than lemon curd. The complex interweaving makes for eye-catching details too.

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Caged High-Waist Criss-Cross Bikini

The funky straps on the bikini bottom are sure to give you some enviable geometric tan lines.

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Lace Up Off Shoulder Bikini

The secret to rocking this bikini? Look over your bare shoulders and smile sweetly. The off-the-shoulder design is this bikini waving fondly at the cheerful years of retro swimwear.

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Mesh Crop Top Bikini

To end with, here’s a crop bikini which you can wear even after summer ends. The figure-hugging top forms a sleek silhouette, and will pair prettily with a denim skirt or jeans.

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