PIX: Hit The Beach With Bollywood's Hottest Styles
Summer is here and so are plans for vacationing on the beach for many of us.
That Bollywood loves sun and sand is no secret. We've lost count of number of times sunny beaches -- from Goa to the exotic Phuket -- have featured Hindi films.
Thanks to that, heroines have aced the art of dressing up for their outings at the beach.
Take a cue from these hottest styles and up your glam quotient for this summer vacation!
Mixing it up
Housefull babes Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone and Jiah Khan put their own spin on bikinis by adding a short skirt and tassled sarongs to their sizzling hot bikinis.
While Lara Dutta stands out with her colour coordinated attire, Deepika and Jiah add neon colours by way of sarongs.
Image: Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone and Jiah Khan in Housefull
Bored of the same ol' swimwear? A two-tone set is a great way to break the monotony.
Television actress Shweta Salve turns up the heat in a turquoise top and a black bikini bottom.
Image: Shweta Salve
Wild, wild prints
Have fun with prints.
Model/actress Sofia Hayat is quite a sight as she strolls along a swimming pool in a tie-up printed bikini and perfectly tousled hair.
Image: Sofia Hayat
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
Bikini not your thing?
Pour your curves in a sexy cutout monokini like Neha Dhupia. The icy blue colour serves well for the weather.
Image: Neha Dhupia
Model/actress Mugdha Godse plays the perfect tease in a conservative colour.
Add an accessory to make it interesting.
Image: Mugdha Godse in a scene from Help
Go nuts with colour like the spirited Mallika Sherawat.
A teeny multicoloured bikini spells sexy and playful the best.
Image: Mallika Sherawat
Dare to bare
Got a bikini body? Flaunt it!
Take a leaf out of Department actress Nathalia Kaur's fashion book as she demostrates how to work a risque swimsuit with elan.
Image: Nathalia Kaur
Photographs: Kingfisher calendar
Nothing spells sexy better than animal prints!
Case in point: Lisa Haydon could fire up the swimming pool as she emerges out of it in an animal print swimsuit.
Certified hot stuff, this.
Image: Lisa Haydon in Rascals
Put together your own beachwear if prospects of wearing a swimsuit don't do it for you.
Pair a bikini top in an eye-popping colour with denim shorts or skirts like Shilpa Shetty. Works just as well!
Image: Shilpa Shetty in Dostana
Throw on a sheer shirt or a kaftan to avoid a tan or to add a bit of a mystery.
Ameesha Patel plays seductress to the hilt in Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic.
Image: Ameesha Patel in Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic
Nothing spells tropical holiday as well as a touch of floral prints in your attire.
Spanish siren Barbara Mori is a vision in a cheerful yellow top and a floral sarong.
Image: Barbara Mori in Kites