In the wide world of swimwear, I’m certainly no hater when it comes to skimpy bikinis. Personally, I like a good thong-style bottom or risqué triangle top! But of all the stringy swimsuits celebs have flexed on the ‘Gram recently, none compare to Dua Lipa’s latest crochet bikini. Somewhere in the world, the granny that knitted this is shook to her core.
OK, so her suit is more likely from a trendy brand than a crochet-loving grandma, but still! Lipa’s suit is an adorably nostalgic Hello Kitty moment. It features two tiny Hello Kitty characters on the top and is held together with a thin checkered crochet tie. The knit bikini is from the brand GCDS and is still available on the website in a few sizes (though it retails for over $300). Dua Lipa is a big fan of the brand and has posted photos in GCDS bikinis before.
The bottoms have the same adorable checkered pattern with a red and pink color scheme. If you’re headed on vacation and want to wear something unexpected to the pool, a Hello Kitty bikini is such a vibe.
The whole look is pool party perfection. This ‘fit just reminded me why summer fashion is supreme. The colors! The accessories! The vibes! The rest of the Dua Lipa’s Instagram carousel post features more beach outfits, including a bedazzled bra, and each one is cuter than the last.
Dua Lipa’s street style and red carpet looks are always strong, but her beach attire is no joke, either. This is one of the multiple fire swimsuits we’ve seen from her this summer, whether she’s rocking a super-hot minimalist string bikini or something extra AF like like her latest look.
Dua Lipa wore a dotted Jean Paul Gaultier set on the beach back in November for a more covered-up take on beach attire.
The singer blessed us with a full post of bikini options back in September. From braided bikini tops to sparkly sets, Dua Lipa can pull off any two-piece look.
If you’re more of a one-piece wearer, Dua Lipa has incredible inspo for that style too. This sparkly one-piece looks like it should be taken out to a bar after you go for a swim.
Forget florals, Dua Lipa proved that butterflies make the ultimate vacation print.
Dua Lipa celebrated her 27th birthday in this funky denim bikini set and matching sarong. Don’t worry, it’s waterproof.
This bikini has a white daisy on a small circle of pink yarn over one breast and a green weed leaf on a yellow circle of yarn over the other. Aside from a lone yellow string, that’s it! That’s the entire top! The bikini comes courtesy of GCDS’s SS21 collection, but it’s unfortunately sold out on their website.
One of my personal favorites from her was this navy, off-the-shoulder puff-sleeved bikini, which had a large gem at the center of the bust. Big Princess of the Pool vibes!
That said, I’m loving how classic she and her friends look in these simple black bikinis. Dare I say BFF goals?
And of course, just as good as Lipa’s swimsuit game is her coverup collection. This brightly patterned men’s shirt adds a playful touch to her beachy look!
And of course, Lipa knows no bikini ensemble is complete without TikTok’s must-have summer accessory: a cowboy hat in a standout hue.
See what I mean when I say Lipa is queen of the bikini?! When it comes to a beach day, boat party or just chilling poolside, she never wears the same ‘fit twice. And I love her for that! As summer winds down, we’re experiencing the last of days like this, so making them count with your most fire OOTDs is essential. For both your memories and your Instagram feed!
Shout out to Lipa for always inspiring me to get creative with fashion—and now, to take up crochet. If this suit stays out of stock, I’m just going to have to make one myself! BRB, heading to the craft store for yarn.
This story was originally published in August 2021.