NOW that summer has well and truly come to an end, you can find us delving head-first into our chunky knitwear collection and counting down the days until Christmas.
But for the celebrities and influencers who live on our social media feeds, it’s a very different story – and one that involves a daring new swimwear trend despite the fact we’re on the brink of deepest darkest winter here in the UK.
Bella Hadid posed in her nude bikini while kicking back on a private yacht[/caption]
Introducing the “Naked” bikini trend – where A-Listers, models and fashion bloggers have been donning flesh-coloured swimwear that leaves VERY little to the imagination.
From Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid to reality stars Vicky Pattison and Chloe Sims, this extreme style works best with minuscule strappy designs or bandeau bras. You know, to really create the illusion of nakedness.
Although flesh-flashing bikinis were all the rage this summer, this new phenomenon takes matters one step further in how it gives the wearer a “nearly nude” look.
In other words, you’d definitely do a double take if you came across a sunbather rocking one of these outrageous styles on the beach.
Demi Sims opted for a slightly warmer toned bikini[/caption]
Jessie J chose a textured towel nude-toned bikini on a recent holiday[/caption]
Strictly’s Karen Clifton modelled a golden two-piece[/caption]
Kim K is a fan of the ‘naked’ bikini[/caption]
Giving us a blueprint in how to pull off this divisive trend, supermodel Bella Hadid colour-matched her skin tone with her skimpy design as she kicked on a private yacht.
Similarly, Kim Kardashian also gave a nod to this racy style as she posed on a surfboard in a flesh-coloured two-piece on holiday earlier this year.
Meanwhile, model Demi Rose went for a slightly darker hue for a “naked” bikini shoot in Spain.
Chloe Sims opted for a bandeau take on the naked bikini trend[/caption]
Vicky Pattison took a note out of Kim K’s book on a recent holiday[/caption]
Kady McDermott also nailed the risque trend[/caption]
Australian model Tash Oakley matched her nude bikini with her golden tan[/caption]
Taking a note out of Kim K’s book, Vicky Pattison and Kady McDermott both perfected their naked bikini pose while perching poolside and on board a kayak during recent sunny holidays abroad.
Still unsure whether you’d feel brave enough to pull it off yourself? Take notes from Jessie J and Strictly’s Karen Clifton with their textured two-pieces and relaxed, candid poses. Sorted.
That said, we’d still pick a snug jumper over a itsy-bitsy naked bikini any day.
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