Stars show off stylish swimwear

It is not often we get a sunny Bank Holiday weekend, but this year the mercury soared and blue skies appeared for our three-day long weekend. And while many celebrities had planned to go away at this time of year, they have managed to soak up the sunshine in their gardens instead.

We are used to seeing stars flaunt their flawless bodies on white sandy beaches all over the world, but thanks to nationwide lockdown restrictions, exotic holidays are off the table for the time-being. This hasn’t stopped them rocking their favourite bikinis though, instead finding suntraps in their backyards so they can top up their tans.

Supermodel Bella Hadid showed her 30.8 million Instagram fans what she has been getting up to during quarantine, posing in a barely-there green bandeau bikini with matching string bottoms. Her meditative position suggests she is enjoying this downtime, particularly as it is looking bright and sunny where she is.

It isn’t just the USA that has been experiencing heavenly sunshine though, as temperatures soared closer to home this weekend. It is not a surprise that singer Dua Lipa wanted to make the most of the warm weather by stripping down to a colourful two-piece swimsuit while staying in a rented home in London.

The 24-year-old flashed her impressive abs while wearing a pink, yellow and blue bikini embellished with gems last week. Posting the photo of herself on Instagram with the comment, “el scorchio in London todayyyyy + started a brilliant new book called a ‘little life’ – not just a sun shield [sic]”.

Actress Michelle Keegan also proved she is a fan of the sunny weather we’ve been experiencing lately, sharing a picture of herself reclining on a sun-lounger in her garden with her pet dog.

The 32-year-old kept it casual with denim hotpants and a white bikini top, displaying her slender legs so she can add to her already gorgeous golden glow.

Of course, the Our Girl star’s 4.5 million followers are used to seeing Michelle’s fantastic body on display, as her Instagram profile picture is of the actress wearing a flattering black string bikini, showing off her amazing washboard stomach and famous curves.

Meanwhile, radio and TV presenter Amanda Holden has been proving age is not a factor when it comes to looking sensational in a swimsuit, as the 49-year-old has been sharing pictures of herself in glamorous bikinis over the last few weeks.

Promoting Britain’s Got Talent, which aired on TV at the beginning of May, the blonde bombshell shared a photo of herself wearing a barely-there white bikini top and matching briefs in her garden. She teamed the outfit with tortoise shell sunglasses, and seemed to be soaking up the early summer sunshine with a glass of rose wine.

“Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine somewhere, somehow … #rose time [sic],” the former actress told her 1.5 million followers.

While many of us are mourning the summer getaway we had booked, the good news is that the sunny weather is here to stay for the rest of the week, with the Met Office predicting temperatures could even reach 28C on the weekend.

Therefore, this is the perfect time to get out your favourite women’s underwear sets and lay down in the garden with a refreshing cocktail. Even if you can’t be on a beach in a glamorous bikini, you can at least pretend to be!