'Loincloth' bikini trend is still going strong ahead of summer 2019

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Loincloths may not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering a sexy swimwear look, but this summery trend is here to prove the ancient underwear is beach ready.

Long associated with Tarzan, the undergarment is apparently a new hot topic when it comes to bikini bottoms, as influencers and A-list celebrities alike sport the look on their Instagram feeds.

Inspired by the unmistakable shape of the cloths, which typically features a single piece of fabric hanging from a string, the revealing bikinis leave little to the imagination.

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Minimizing tan lines, the ruched fabric and string can also be pulled high up onto the hips, creating an illusion of never-ending legs and a super-cinched waist.

And not only do they give you that A-list look on the beach, following in footsteps the first pioneer of the style, Emily Ratajkowski, you can happily go wild in style as your own Jane.

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Ratajkowski was first spotted in the look in 2016, rocking variations of what is now known more fondly as the "tanga" bottom. The London-born model started stocking the style shortly after as part of her swimwear line Inamorata — in which she regularly poses on her Instagram, flaunting the stringed bikinis.

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Posing in the sun in her back garden, Emily recently showed off her toned figure in a polka-dotted Las Olas bikini, which will set wannabe models back a whopping $150.

And it wasn't long until other celebs started following suit — with fellow models, musicians and reality stars alike all flocking to the style for their summer holidays.

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Earlier this year, Rita Ora took to a luxury beach resort in the Maldives to sport a neon pink take on the loincloth bikini.

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Even the Kardashian's have got involved with the look, with Kourtney posing in a white bikini alongside friend Larsa Pippen while vacationing in Turks and Caicos.

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