Forget bog-standard leopard print or snakeskin. If you want to go down the 'animal print' route with your swimwear this season, you need to think much more literally! Bikinis and one-pieces are quite literally 'animal printed' this Summer, emblazoned with photo-style prints of animal faces, from psychadelic lions to comedy birds of prey.

Obviously, this is not a look for the meek and mild. If you prefer a retro bikini or classic black, you'll probably want to look away now. These babies are bold, brash, a bit silly and very tongue in cheek.

Leading the pack is Australian high end swimwear label We Are Handsome. The brand more or less singlehandedly started this trend a couple of years ago, but it's only this year that the high street has really taken hold and as a result, cheaper options are now readily available if you can't stretch to £130 for a bikini.

So if you fancy a cat on your cleavage or a tiger on your tummy, check out our gallery of just some of the many animal crackers that are available now!