The 9 Style Lessons To Take Home From This Season’s Love Island

As season eight comes to a close, a celebration of the best dressed year in the Villa.

Ekin-Su Love Island finale

by Laura Antonia Jordan |

Congratulations, you finally get your evenings back! Small compensation, perhaps, for the fact that the latest season of Love Island finishes tonight. This year’s show has served up some moments that will go down in the reality TV history books (‘tit gate’, we will never forget you) but perhaps the biggest surprise is that, this time around, the fashion won’t fade faster than those Mediterranean tans. Here are the style lessons to take away from Love Island season eight.

Pre-loved is better than fast fashion

Love Island Indiyah Mark Fast dress

A holiday romance that will go the distance, this season’s love-in with eBay showed that shopping second-hand is always a smart idea and a savvy choice (it reports a 700% increase in searches for pre-loved fashion since becoming a Love Island sponsor). What stylist Amy Bannerman has so cleverly done is to show how ‘vintage’ clothing can look modern and have mass appeal. The turbo-charged, va-va-voom glam of previous seasons is still present and correct, it just happens to be pre-loved. Bookmark vintage Versace now (as seen on Tasha and Indiyah). Or if you can’t be bothered with the trawl, check out the Love Island x eBay charity auction that is now live until 5th August.

Poster Girl is the brand of the summer

Everywhere you’ve looked they’ve been there. No, not six packs and questionable tattoos, something far more enticing: Poster Girl dresses. Beloved by the likes of Dua Lipa and Kylie Jenner, the body-con, cut-out numbers leave little to the imagination, but that didn’t stop Amber, Indiyah, Paige, Summer and Danica wearing them. They conquered the Villa from day one. Underwear, be gone!

Accessories matter poolside

Gemma Owen X necklace

Exhibit A: Gemma Owen's necklace.

Denim, leather and boots can still work on hols

Tasha is your girl to know here. She’s been spotted in denim co-ords, a studded leather mini dress and ombré knee highs.

And...Gloves (HUH?!!)

Yes, really. Remember Danica in her elbow length blue gloves – and matching dress? A move as bold as her controversial decision to couple up with Luca but with a happier outcome. The first look at this evening’s finale look reveals that breakout style star Tasha has also opted for opera gloves.

Dress for the job you want

Love Island Ekin Su Rat & Boa dress

All that talk about ‘wifey material’ (patronising to say the least) must be getting to the girls. Several of the girls have said yes to the white dress, see Ekin-Su in a slinky Rat & Boa slip and Indiyah’s finale Jovani gown (to be unveiled tonight). But the white dress is not the preserve of ‘wifey material’ women.

Boys are getting bolder

Even the drama of Movie Night could not distract from Billy’s suit. But he isn’t the only one to peacock his way around the villa, see Dami in tie-dye Isabel Marant and Luca’s tropical Gucci shirt.

Shoes matter

Ikenna’s Crocs gave Indiyah the ‘ick’. The relationship was ultimately doomed. How Luca got those ‘fish flops’ past Gemma, we’ll never know…


Where To Buy The Exact Love Island Bikinis From This Series

Tasha's 'Meet The Parents' Bikini
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Tasha's abstract bikini from when she met Andrew's parents was the PrettyLittleThing Orange Abstract Print Bandeau Chain Cut Out Swimsuit (£21).

Paige's 'Meet The Parents' Swimsuit
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CREDIT: Boux Avenue

As we saw the Islanders meet their parents and be reunited with family members, Paige donned a high-leg swimsuit from Boux Avenue - which can be found as the Haiti ruched strapless swimsuit (£30.40).

Ekin-Su's Green Swimsuit
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Ekin-Su is no stranger to a strappy swimsuit, and she donned this hot ASOS option in a gorgeous chartreuse colour. You can snap it up as the ASOS DESIGN ultra strappy ring detail swimsuit in chartreuse (£30).

Danica's Diamante Bikini
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Fan fave Danica rocked up in the beach hut in a shimmery bikini top and white bottoms - the White Diamante Embellished Bikini (£35) from ISAWITFIRST.

Paige's Beach Trousers
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CREDIT: boohoo

Giving us real Greek goddess vibes, Paige chilled out in a white bikini and sheer beach trousers which we love. You'll want to grab these exact trousers from boohoo as the Frill Chiffon Trousers (£14.40).

Tasha's Orange Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Tasha wowed in a very raunchy orange swimsuit in a Love Island episode. This tie-up swimsuit is the Ann Summers Miami Soft Swimsuit (£24.50).

Tasha's White Corset Bikini
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CREDIT: Club L London

Another stunning moment from Tasha saw her in a corset bikini, which has a tie-up detail on the sides. Snap it up from Club L London with the Sun Rise White Lace Up Corset Bikini Top (£16) and Sun Rise White Brazilian Bikini Brief (£10).

Tasha's Baby Pink Bikini
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We always envy Tasha's bikinis, including this baby pink choice from Shein (£9.99) with a matching bucket hat from ASOS (£12). For a similar Gen Z vibe, go for the Candy Pink Abstract Beaded Resin O Ring Bikini Top (£13) from PLT.

Tasha's Orange Strappy Bikini
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As Tasha gave Andrew's ring back to him via Luca, we saw her don a strappy orange bikini - the exact off of Oh Polly as the Cross Strap Ruched Bikini Top in Orange (£22). Want to get another option? The Public Desire rap triangle bikini top (£17.75) and bottoms (£16) from ASOS are good dupes.

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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

As Ekin-Su announced the dreaded Casa Amor recoupling text, we saw her don a cobalt blue swimsuit - the exact one is the Majorca strappy back swimsuit (£38) from Boux Avenue.

Indiyah's Banana Swimsuit
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Indiyah chose a different style of swimsuit to make her breakfast in Casa Amor, with a cheeky banana print. You can grab this bikini straight from the ISAWITFIRST website as the Yellow Banana Print High Waisted Bandeau Bikini (£20)

Paige's Black Pearl Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boohoo

Paige showed off a new black bikini with pearl features whilst being fed breakfast from the new boy. Snap up the exact set from boohoo as the Women's Pearl Embellished Triangle Bikini Top (£11.25) and Women's Pearl Embellished Triangle Bikini Briefs (£9).

Casa Amor Girls' Entrance Bikinis
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CREDIT: ITV / Modaminx / SHE / Shein

As the new girls strolled into the Casa Amor villa, we saw them don some hot bikinis. Jazmine was seen in the MODAMINX strawberry daiquiri hot pink violet crystal bikini top (£25) and bottoms (£25).
Cheyanne's exact bikini is the SHE Eva bikini set (£25) Chyna's bikini is the Rib Underwire One Shoulder Bikini Swimsuit (£9.49) from Shein but you can get a similar vibe from Cupshe one shoulder high waist bikini set (£26).

Summer's Zebra Print Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Chyna entered the villa in a hot zebra print swimsuit with cut-out features. You can grab a similar vibe from PLT as the Monochrome Zebra Print Wrap Waist Plunge Swimsuit (£22)

Antigoni's Orange Shell Bikini
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Antigoni has been ruling the roost for most impressive bikinis as she's moved into the villa. We loved her orange shell bikini which is the ZAFUL Shell Cutout Halter Bikini Set in Sandy Brown (£12.97).

Paige's Red Lifeguard Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / PrettyLittleThing

In episode 23 of Love Island, we saw Paige wear a very skimpy red swimsuit as part of the heart-racing challenge. She certainly sent some hearts through the roof in a PrettyLittleThing Red Minimal Basic Swimsuit (£10).

Tasha's Multicoloured Abstract Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / PrettyLittleThing

As Tasha started sweating watching Andrew be pulled for a chat with Danica, we saw her jump in the pool in a Pretty Little Thing Multi Abstract Printed Triangle Bikini Top (£11) and bottoms (£7). Grab the matching shirt (£25) for a full three-piece set.

Tasha's Cobalt Blue Tie Bikini
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Tasha was back in her cobalt blue bikini which is a complete fan favourite this season. It's back in stock as ASOS DESIGN mesh bandeau ruched front bikini top (£18) with the ASOS DESIGN hipster bottom in cobalt blue (£15). If you want a dupe, then you'll want to grab the NA-KD Shiny Circle Detail Strappy Bikini Top (£23.95).

Antigioni's Green Bikini Set
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CREDIT: ITV / Antonia Bronze

Antigioni stunned in a green set bikini with a matching hairband - you can snap up straight from her own collection. A dupe we love is the Mango Wrap back bikini top (£19.99) and bottoms (£17.99).

Tasha's White Bikini and Green Shirt
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You can grab Tasha's exact white bikini as the ZAFUL Skimpy Ribbed Smocked String Bikini Swimwear in White (£15.60). Grab her Khaki Linen Look Beach Shirt (£22) from Pretty Little Thing too.

Indiyah's Orange Swimsuit and Gemma's Leopard Print Bikini
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In episode 21 of the season, we saw Indiyah and Gemma lounging on the outside chairs - Indiyah was wearing an exact Neon Orange Wear Me Any Way Multi Swimsuit (£20) from ISAWITFIRST whilst Gemma laid in a yellow leopard print bikini, just like the Luxe Palm high neck halterneck bikini top in yellow leopard print (£14).

Paige's Butterfly Bikini
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Tasha's Bronze Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

On her date with Jay in the hot tub, we saw Tasha in the Boux Avenue Hvar bronze ruched multiway bikini top (£22) and bottoms (£16). We also saw her in this earlier in the series when Liam left the villa. Get a similar brown option with the India Recycled Triangle Bikini Top in Chocolate (£26).

Paige's Pink Bikini and Indiyah's White Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Shein / Oh Polly

Paige donned a hot pink bikini - the Shein Solid Underwire High Cut Bikini Swimsuit (£9.49). We like the Hollister Rib Underwire Bikini Top (£15.99) as a good alternative. In a chat between the girls, Indiyah donned the Oh Polly Sanctuary Cut Out Cross Front Bikini Top in Ivory (£20) which can also be found as the Nude Waffle Texture Halterneck Bikini Top (£13) on Pretty Little Thing.

Antigioni's Blue Entrance Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Antonia Bronze

Antigioni turned the boys heads in her entrance, wearing a blue bikini set that's from her own collection - ANTONIABRONZE Bikini Bottom (£28). For a similar option go for the Calzedonia Slide Triangle Bikini Top Indonesia Eco (£20) and bottoms (£15).

Paige's Multicoloured Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Club L London

You can get Paige's multicoloured bikini with leopard print and tie-up features from Club L London as the Wild Thing Leopard & Green Colour Block Halter Neck Bikini Top (£25) and Bottoms (£20).

Tasha's Brown and White Swimsuit
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Tasha laid back in a brown and white swimsuit which is the Shein Color Block Cross Ruched One Piece Swimsuit (£9.49). Block swimsuits are out in style all over, including the CUPSHE Avery Color Block One Piece Swimsuit (£25) and Nike colour block crossover swimsuit in mid blue (£32).

Gemma's Bronze Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Hunkemoller

Snap up Gemma's exact bronze bikini from Hunkemoller as the Havana Non-Padded Underwired Bikini Top Rebecca Mir (£29)

Danica's Blue Fluffy Bikini
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Danica wore an interesting bikini with fluffy features - the Shein Bright Silk Decor Halter Tie Side Bikini Swimsuit (£10.99). For similar effect, go for a towelling bikini like the Topshop towelling bikini set in blue (£24) or the Pretty Little Thing Blue Towelling bikini (£15).

Ekin-Su's Purple Heart Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Sharing the love, Ekin-Su showed off a purple swimsuit with gold heart detail - the Kuta heart asymmetric swimsuit in Lilac (£38) from Boux Avenue.

Ekin-Su's Black Bardot Top
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Ekin Su actually showed off a top that was really a bikini top for one of the challenges around the firepit. You can get the exact option from Club L London as the Club L London Check In Black Bardot Ruffle Bikini Top (£35)

Paige's Orange Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Paige was wearing a classic orange triangle bikini for the 'Lip Service' challenge, which you can grab from the Recycled Orange Mix & Match Triangle Bikini Top (£5) and the Recycled Orange Mix & Match Tie Side Bikini Bottoms (£5). Pour Moi has a similar vibe with the India Recycled Triangle Bikini Top in Orange (£26).

Tasha's Butterfly Print Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Motel Rocks

Sold out on Motel Rocks right now, we saw Tasha don the Gata Bikini Top In Abstract Butterfly Gold (£28). Butterfly print is very in this summer, though, so you can grab a similar bikini with the Jaded London Butterfly Bikini Top (£28) and bottoms (£28).

Indiyah's Snake Print Neon Bikini
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Indiyah was seen rocking a neon yellow and snake print bikini which is from ASOS as the South Beach sequin bikini top with contrast lining in brown snake print (£12) and matching South Beach sequin tie side bikini bottom in brown snake print (£8).

Danica's Black Gold Chain Bikini
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Danica's black bikini with gold chain is straight off of the ISAWITFIRST website as the Black Gold Chain Bikini (£7.50). It's currently sold out so you can be notified on the website or grab the Pretty Little Thing Black Gold Chain Strap V Front Bikini Top (£15) and Bottoms (£12) as a dupe.

Danica's Blue Bombshell Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Danica stepped into the villa with an apple-green bikini and heart-shaped diamante features. The Apple Green Diamante Heart Triangle Bikini Top (£15) and Apple Green Diamante Heart Bikini Bottoms (£15) are available on Pretty Little Thing right now.

Indiyah's Pink Crystal Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Modaminx

Indiyah's pink, crystal bikini is from Modaminx and makes a great addition to any holiday wardrobe. Shop her pink triangle crystal bikini top (£30) and matching pink tie-side crystal bikini bottoms (£30). Grab a similar vibe from the Moda Minx Strawberry Daquiri ruffle in pink & purple ombre bikini (£25).

Amber's One Shoulder Zebra Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Amber was spotted getting some time away from the sun and relaxing in the shade. She wore a gorg zebra print bikini from Boux Avenue. Get her look with the zebra asymmetric bikini top (£32) and matching zebra bikini bottoms (£16).

Gemma's White Belted Swimsuit
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Gemma wore a chic white swimsuit when having a chat with partner Luca. We saw her in the H&M ribbed belted swimsuit in white (£11). We love this white belted swimsuit from Etsy (£26) as an alternative.

Tasha's Cream Bandeau Bikini
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Tasha avoided any tan lines last night with this bandeau bikini from PLT. Shop her look with the cream hammered trim bikini top (£15) and matching cream hammered trim bikini bottoms (£15).

Ekin-Su's Green Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

On a date with new boy Jay, we saw Ekin-Su in a green, two-piece bikini from Boux Avenue. Re-create her exact look with the green deep v-neck bikini top (£26) and matching green bikini bottoms (£16).

Indiyah's Light Pink Ring Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Gemma's Orange Corset Swimsuit
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Whilst being thrown around by Luca, we saw Gemma wear a bright orange corset bikini. The Club L London After Sun Burnt Orange Corset Halter Swimsuit (£45) stood out in the challenge.

Amber's Red Ruffle Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Relaxing in the sun, Amber was spotted in this Boux Avenue Sydney textured triangle bikini top (£22) and matching bottoms (£16).

Tasha's Multicoloured Swirl Bikini
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Gemma's Grey Ring Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / OG Beachwear

We're familiar with Gemma's own brand line OG Beachwear which she dons on the daily - like this grey Valencia bikini which is available right now. If you love this style, boohoo do a similar style in their O-ring Bikini Bandeau Top (£10)

Paige's Gold Date Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Paige's bikini that she wore on a date with new man Jacques is sold-out Ann Summers (Kota Bikini Top, £9), but if you like the style there are loads of similar options like the Ann Summers Suncity Soft Bikini Top (£26).

Tasha's Bronze Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

In Episode 5 of Love Island, we saw Tasha don this exact bikini from Boux Avenue. Snap up the Hvar bronze ruched brazilian bikini briefs - Bronze (£16) and Hvar bronze ruched multiway bikini top - Bronze (£22) on the website right now.

Gemma's Grey Swimsuit
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Gemma showed off her gorgeous tan with a grey shiny swimsuit from Hunkemoller. You can get the Havana Multi-Way Swimsuit Rebecca Mir in Grey (£40) on the website now.

Indiyah's Neon Yellow Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Paige's Green Ombre Swimsuit
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Just as we saw Liam leave the villa, Paige was wearing this super skimpy green ombre swimsuit with a tie front. The exact match is available on ASOS as the ASOS DESIGN lace up cut out swimsuit in green ombre print (£30).

Afie's Green Bikini
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Newbie Afie donned 'Lime Sherbet' Emerald Contrast Triple Crystal Bandeau Top (£25) on her first day. We also like this similar dupe - the Andressa top from Camila Coelho (£89).

Paige's Pink Ruched Bikini
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Paige looked pretty in pink in a ruched bikini top - and you can shop a very similar vibe on REVOLVE with the PQ Remi Ruched Bandeau Bikini Top (£67).

Tasha's Orange and Pink Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / MissyEmpire

Tasha's orange and pink bikini is straight off of Missy Empire. The Jorja Pink Orange Contrast Tie Side Bikini Bottom (£14) and Saffron Pink Orange Contrast Strap Triangle Bikini Top (£14) is available right now.

Amber's Ombre Swimsuit
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Amber's H&M Ombre Swimsuit (£14) was giving us real summer sun envy and it seems like everyone else is obsessed with the swimsuit too, as it's already sold out. We love the Beachy Ombre Cross Back One Piece Swimsuit (£19.99) as a strappy alternative.

Tasha's Orange and Indiyah's Zebra Bikini
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In a girlie chat over the boys, Tasha was seen in a hot orange strappy bikini whilst Indiyah was spotted in a MANGO zebra print bikini. The bikinis are available online right now - you can get Indiyah's MANGO Zebra print bikini top (£19.99) and MANGO Printed bikini bottom (£17.99) whilst Tasha's bikini is the Cruz line from Oh Polly (£22).

Amber's Leopard Print Kimono and Black Bikini Set
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Amber set off the show with a leopard print kimono which stood out against a classic black bikini set. You can buy the SXY Leopard Print Ruffle Trim Belted Kimono (£30) or ASOS do a dupe with the Brave Soul kimono with belt tie detail in leopard print brown (£22).For a staple black bikini like Amber's, we like the House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian Top (£67) and House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian High Waist Bottom (£79) to match.

Gemma's Entrance Coral Wrap Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Club L London

Gemma's Entrance Bikini was straight from Club L London, as the Tied Up Coral Wrap Detail Bikini Top (£25) and matching briefs (£23).

Paige's Pink Sequin Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemon

Paige entered the villa in a flashy pink sequin bikini as seen on Sherbert Lemon (£40). For those wanting to get on the pink sequin action this summer, the superdown Chantell Sequin Bikini Top (£47) and matching bottoms (£48) are a contender.

Indiyah's White Bikini Set and Skirt
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CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemons

Indiyah also donned a Sherbert Lemons choice when walking into the villa, in their White Beaded Bikini Set (£25). We loved her cover-up beach skirt the most though, and you can get dupes easily like the lovewave Alisa Skirt (£151), Zaful Cowl Neck Strappy Cami Top And Tassels Sarong Skirt (£22.95) and the Urban Outfitters Knit & Lace Mini Beach Skirt (£42).

Amber's Green Promo Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / New Look

Love Islander Amber was seen in a strappy green top with hoop detail and gold features. You can buy the exact bikini from New Look right now, with the Ring Tie Strappy Triangle Bikini Top, £13.99 and Green Ring Tie Side Bikini Bottoms, £9.99.

Paige's Baby Pink Bikini from the Promo Video
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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Paige wears a classic baby pink strappy tie bikini set in her promo shots, which are available to grab from Pretty Little Thing. They have 10% off each now as Pretty Little Thing Baby Pink Mix & Match Triangle Bikini Top (£4.50) and Baby Pink Mix & Match Tie Side Bikini Bottoms (£4.50).

Gemma's Yellow Underwire Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Neon is so in for summer colours at the moment, so we knew we had to hunt down this style from Gemma Owen. Gemma wears the Oh Polly Ramona Layered Bikini Top (£22). We're fans of a similar dupe from Hollister High Apex Underwire Bikini Bra (£27).

Indiyah's Orange Gold Hoop Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Indiyah showed off her body with an orange number, found as the Oh Polly Jorani Hoop Detail Bikini Top in Orange (£24). If you like this style of slinky bikini, the VDM The Label Ziggy reversible triangle bikini top (£55) matches up well.

Tasha's Ann Summers Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Dancer Tasha showed off her lean body in her sneak peek with a bright red set from Ann Summers, found as the Ann Summers Catalina Soft Bikini Top (£26) and Ann Summers Catalina Brazilian Bikini Bottom (£16).

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