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Christmas Gift Guide 2015 #3: Winter Sun

Winter Sun: simply because anybody who’s anybody in west London will be jetting off to sunnier climes come the dark detox hell of January.

Heidi Klein on Westbourne Grove is our favourite one-stop shop for everything beach-related, and the current pre-resort and resort collections don’t disappoint. Any pampered princesses of our acquaintance would be more than happy to receive one of these little numbers on Christmas morning.

For the girl who likes to turn heads on the beach:

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This sizzling animal print halter bikini features a gold textured bamboo ring centre-front to keep your gaze firmly focused where she wants it. The laid-back cotton Sardinia shirt appears casual but shows off the length of her beautiful legs. A funky cowboy hat and Oliver Peoples’ Isabel Marant Daria shades provide the ideal sexy fashionista accessories.

Bikini £210, shirt £140, hat £115, sunglasses £215

For the lady who prefers a more low-key approach to holiday chic:

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The classic white one-piece (with detachable strap for swimming and sunbathing) features underwiring and side boning for a sleek and elegant silhouette. The nautical Palermo plaited drawstring dress makes a playful cover up, and the wide-brimmed hat elegantly protects her face from evil UV rays.

Swimsuit £200, dress £160, hat £125, sunglasses £186

For a California vibe:

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For more of a youthful, California-inspired vibe, the Venice Beach bikini and gorgeous hand-painted shirt in 100% silk chiffon would make the perfect present for that clean-living Planet Organic yoga bunny in your life.

Bikini £210, shirt £260, hat £95, sunglasses £285

The final touch:

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Sun protection might not sound a terribly festive thing to bestow on your loved ones, but believe us, anything from stealth-luxe French brand Sisley will be more than gratefully received. This is a delicate, silky and non-greasy cream formatted specially for the face, with a lovely matte finish.

Sisley Super Soin Solaire, £131


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