This Is What The Love Island Contestants Are Going To Be Wearing In The Villa

And it's all pre-loved fashion from eBay.

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by Natalie Hammond |

The Love Islanders will be treated to a brand new villa this season, but that's not the only change to proceedings. For the first time ever, they'll be wearing pre-loved clothes thanks to a partnership with eBay.

Contestants will wear second-hand clothes with a shared wardrobe situated in the new villa so that they can live the 'eat, sleep, rewear, repeat' lifestyle. Amazing!

READ MORE: Have You Joined The Second Hand Fashion Revolution Yet?

And ahead of the show starting on Monday, we've got a sneak peek of some of the incredible pre-loved pieces the Islanders will be wearing. From vintage Versace dresses to cut-off Levi's, there are some truly great clothes that you'll want to start shopping for yourselves. The good news is that you can, from the comfort of your own sofa.

Love Island has employed the expertise of stylist Amy Bannerman, who's worked with celebrities (maybe you've heard of them?) such as Dup Lipa, Rita Ora and Sophie Turner- and she has selected four major trends for the contestants to wear this year.

READ MORE: Meet The Stylist Behind Love Island's New Designer Look

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Blurred Lines

There's Blurred Lines, which will see the girls wearing more menswear-inspired pieces, including customised shorts made from men's trousers. The boys, meanwhile, will be sporting sheer fabrics and florals. Then there's Love Me Forever, which focuses on those wear-forever pieces we all have in our wardrobe like denim shorts and LBDs.

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Dopamine Dressing

The last two trends are Dopamine Dressing, which is basically bright colours, fun prints and diamanté details – anything that boosts your mood just by looking at it. And then there's Y2K, one of fashion's biggest trends of the moment. Only in the Love Island villa, they'll be wearing actual pieces from the noughties, with Bannerman sourcing pieces from eBay that channel Britney and Paris circa 2000.

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As fans of the show will know, this is quite an about-turn (/nothing short of a revolution) for Love Island, because although they might not be bothered about pre-loved partners, the show has been relentless in its commitment to lightning-fast fashion. Last year was sponsored by fast fashion retailer ISAWITFIRST. Considering that viewers are almost as interested in what each contestant is wearing by the pool as who they're cosying up to in Casa Amor, this marks a major sea change towards a more mindful approach to fashion - and one that will undoubtedly prove influential.

eBay x Love Island
©eBay x Love Island

Over at eBay, which has seen one pre-loved fashion sale every second so far in 2022, research shows that shoppers are becoming more and more engaged with the idea of second-hand clothing (20% said that they buy more second-hand fashion now than compared to two years ago and revealed that, on average, 16% of their wardrobes were made up of pre-loved clothes).

Jemma Tadd, eBay's head of fashion, expressed her excitement about partnering with the biggest reality show on TV: 'The impact of Love Island and its stars across the UK is undeniable and together we want to inspire the nation to choose pre-loved first when shopping - even if this means buying or selling one or two pre-loved items to start with, it’s a step in the right direction.'


SHOP: The Best Of eBay's Pre-Loved Love Island Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger Shirt, £16.09
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The girls on Love Island are going to be wearing more tailored pieces for a borrowed-from-the-boys vibe. Get the look with this Tommy Hilfiger shirt that's less than £20.

NA-KD, Tie-Side Dress, £40
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Wear this blazer dress with heels and your Hot Girl Summer has already started.

H&M, Strappy Sandals, £12
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These square toe sandals will go with anything and everything – plus, they're easy to walk in, too.

Vintage 1970s Crochet Bag, £16
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A crochet bag is the ultimate summer accessory – this one is a vintage '70s number that will fit all your essentials.

Victoria's Secret, Orange Lace Bralette, £15.99
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This orange bralette + denim shorts is a holiday outfit in an instant.

Topshop, Chunky Sandals, £25
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As comfy as basic slides but with oversized buckle details that will make even your oldest pair of jeans look fresh for summer.

Levi's, Ribcage Shorts, £15
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Nobody makes denim shorts like Levi's. This pair comes in animal print and will look fab with a plain white T-shirt.

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