The Three-Piece Bikini Set Soars In Popularity Thanks To Love Island

Up your style game this swimming season.

Love Island three-piece bikini sets

by Natalie Hammond |

Now that holiday season is well and truly upon us, you might have already done a 'swimwear try-on session' with everything that's in your wardrobe - the worst part of any beach break. But if, after many mirror selfies, you've realised that you're still missing the wow-factor, look no further for inspiration than the ladies of Love Island, who this year have given the humble bikini a whole new lease of life. Meet the, drumroll please, three-piece bikini set. That's right, the two-piece has been upgraded to now include a matching cover-up, from swim skirts that you can wear into the sea or pool to sarongs and cover-ups.

Tasha Ghouri, the villa's resident style star, packed several sets, one of which is a marble-print bikini with a matching mesh dress. According to the data at New Look, searches for 'three-piece bikini set' have increased by +250% since the show aired earlier this month, while 'beach cover-ups' increased by +200%. And why not? If you're spending all day by the pool, you might as well look like you've put some effort in, right? Plus, a cover-up always comes in handy when the midday sun threatens to be a little too scorching.

READ MORE: Where To Get The Bikinis From The New Love Island Season

Now, all you need is a pair of Love Island-approved sunglasses and you're ready for your own Hot Girl Summer.

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SHOP: The Best Three-Piece Bikini Sets

COS, Padded Triangle Bikini Top, £19
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COS, Elasticated Bikini Briefs, £17
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COS, Short Sarong, £35
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Arket, Tie-Back Bikini Top, £19
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Arket, Low-Waist Bikini Hipsters, £17
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Arket, Neps Tunic Dress, £69
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& Other Stories, Criss-Cross Triangle Bikini Top, £23
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& Other Stories, Printed Bikini Briefs, £23
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& Other Stories, Printed Bikini Mini Skirt, £29
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New Look, Leopard Print Bikini Top, £17.99
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New Look, Leopard Print High-Waist Bikini Bottoms, £13.99
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New Look, Leopard Print Sarong, £9.99
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Fruity Booty, The Paloma Bikini, £80
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Fruity Booty, The Paloma Skirt, £55
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