At some point, we've all found ourselves sighing in our envy over the gorgeous bodies, beautiful skin, and fabulous wardrobes of the rich and famous - but achieving that celeb style is a lot easier to manage than you think...
This week, Lucy Mecklenburgh posted this picture on her fitness regime 'Results With Lucy' Instagram account. The TOWIE star looked flawless in a swimsuit from her own collection, Lucy's Boutique, which shows off her amazing bikini body. Jealous doesn't cover it! So how can you go about getting the look?
Cut-out swimsuits turn the original purpose-serving costume into fashion-forward swimwear that wouldn't look out of place on the streets of Milan. Turn the beach (or the local pool) into a catwalk with your own take on the trend. If the pricetag of Lucy's cut-out is a little 'ouch', check out the budget buys that we've picked out.
This aztec piece at BANK fulfils all your one-piece needs whilst giving a nod to the tribal trend. We love the hint of colour from the lime green string back.
Missguided also have a great selection of cut-outs, and the bright blue colour of this piece would really stand out against the crowded beach. Plus, it's perfect to cover any slight tummy worries!
Secondly, gorgeous glowing skin like Lucy's is also easily attainable. We're sure you've all heard about the importance of exfoliating, so this is right up there! Exfoliating not only buffs away dry and dead skin leaving fresh, younger skin on show, it can also help to increase circulation, which brings more oxygen to the surface of the skin, making it look healthier.
To really help improve circulation - and also help to tackle cellulite - you can step it up and try body brushing. Take a brush, like this Superdrug massager, and use powerful, sweeping motions across the limbs to really see a difference in the skin.
Lastly, it's not a secret that Lucy is a huge fan of Sunkissed self tan, which helps her achieve that flawless bikini body look. By using a Sunkissed Application Mitt for incredibly easy and streak-free application, the Sunkissed Instant Self-Tanning Mousse is applied across the body with an easy-to-see guide colour, leaving that gorgeous glow on the skin. Lucy herself says that Sunkissed "smells amazing and makes my skin feel really soft and smooth. It's really easy to apply and looks so natural."
Last but not least - that incredibly toned figure! Lucy puts it down to her fitness regime (you can see lots of tips on the Instagram account, @resultswithlucy), and is even said to do 100 crunches a day! Sorry ladies, we can't help you with that one
How do you feel about cut-out swimsuits?
And who's bikini body do you admire? Let us know!