I'm a Love Island stylist – Here are the secrets of the villa wardrobe – & why one dress nearly made a contestant cry

A LOVE Island stylist has given a sneak peak inside the famous villa wardrobe.

It's the time most have been patiently waiting for months – the return of Love Island.

In the previous years, the show had attracted criticism for their love of fast fashion, with contestants stunning us in new outfits what felt like every hour.

Recently, amidst the criticism, the show announced that this year contestants will be wearing pre-loved garments instead.

Amy Bannerman, who's styled big names like Dua Lipa, was selected to curate their outfits, the BBC reported.

Ditching I Saw It First, the brand that was their sponsor beforehand, this year, the series have chosen to work with eBay.

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Here, Amy was recruited by the company to source different outfits from their site.

Amongst the dozens of stunning fits was also a dress that allegedly everyone's ''freaking about'' – a jaw-dropping garment by Versace from the collection that J.Lo wore for her comeback.

However, as stunning the dress is, it was another garment that Amy claimed left a contestant close to tears.

The clothing piece in question was a sparkly little number – very similar to the iconic dress Paris Hilton wore in the early 2000s.

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Speaking to the camera, the fashion whizz also revealed that Hawaiian shirts are ''really, really popular'' amongst the boys.

But whereas in the past, Amy said, they had been quite bright, this year she had opted for a more ''earthy'' colourway.

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''Obviously they can be broken up and worn as separates or a girl could wear that as a dress.

''I think that would be really cute to see sharing.''

Whilst working her way through the countless options online, Amy also stumbled upon a a pair of what appeared to be vintage leather trousers with daring cutout detailing.

Though she did admit she couldn't really imagine the appropriate occasion for these, the fashion guru said she was hoping someone would be ''brave enough''.

The short clip also revealed that Amy's team have been sourcing clothes in four themes.

''The first one is Blurred Lines, which blurs the lines between gender dressing.''

The second section is called Dopamine Dressing – like the name suggests, these are outfits that make you feel joyful.

Of course, it would be impossible to not include the iconic Y2K, with the likes of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears circa 2000.

Last but not least, Love Me Forever – Amy explained that these are clothes that you will have forever.

The switch-up means that unlike in the previous years, where viewers were able to bag the exact same garments the contestants had worn, they will be directed to similar items on eBay.

''We've seen one pre-loved fashion sale every second in 2022 so far,'' revealed Jemma Tadd, the Head of Fashion on eBay.

''We have a huge opportunity to make a cultural change to impact how consumer behaviour works when it comes to pre-loved fashion.

''I think there's a lot of negativity that can be associated with second-hand.

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''We really want to change that message and for people to say 'I really want that'.''

Amy agreed, explaining that shopping in a circular way – buying pre-loved and selling your items to other fashion lovers – has a ''huge impact on the environment''.

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