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Ana Santi lays bare the leading looks for spring 08's swimwear and lingerie

PRINTS

There are no limits to the inspirations behind prints, with influences from China and Africa, animal themes and traditional paisley patterns. Colours are bright and bold, while geometric shapes also feature.

Brands drawing from across collections

Monochrome

Autumn 07's popular black and white lingerie trend returns for spring 08 on swimwear, replacing autumn's subtle mood with strong, geometric shapes and bold lines.

Flower power

Whether big or small, bright or subtle, many brands opt for floral prints in their collections.

Jungle fever

Greens and browns dominate all shapes in the jungle-inspired swimwear trend. Patterns are striking, with stripes, subtle florals and bold leaf prints.

Muted glamour

Subtle shades of brown, beige and gold are dressed up with jewel and sequin detailing for a touch of glamour on the beach. Shapes are sexy, with bows and belts adding interest.

Dark desires

As with nude lingerie, black and greys are back. Black is a popular colour for its ability to offer both sexy and sophisticated looks, and this season features lace and more practical, smooth styles.

Pretty in pink

Labels have hung on to last autumn's pink colour palette of coral, candy and paler tones. Pretty yet vibrant, it's a commercial banker.

Speciality

Traditionally opting for safe styles, mastectomy and maternity labels have spruced up their collections with lace and floral prints.

Latte Looks

Always a favourite, nude colours are back. But brands have replaced last season's practical styles with a more fussy take on the trend featuring lace and embroidery.

Burlesque

Theatrical styles are still on offer for more niche retailers, with the burlesque look embracing dark reds and greens or pure white this season.

Show calendar

Body Look

When: July 22-24

Where: Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

Web: www.body-look.de

Intimate London Body & Beach

When: July 29-31

Where: Olympia, London

Web: www.intimate-london.com

Harrogate Lingerie & Swimwear Exhibition

When: August 19-21

Where: Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Web: www.lingerie-show.com

Lyon Mode City

When: September 1-3

Where: Eurexpo, Lyon

Web: www.lyonmodecity.com

AIS Lingerie & Legwear

When: September 19-21

Where: Sherward House, Cranmore, West Midlands

Web: www.cranmorepark.co.uk.

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