Ashley James shows off her envy-inducing curves in quirky camouflage bikini as she soaks up the sun in Dubai

She's battled against body dysmorphia and has been open about her struggle to embrace the way she looks.

But Ashley James looked the picture of confidence as she showcased her envy-inducing curves while soaking up the sun in Dubai over the weekend.

The former Made In Chelsea star, 29, looked incredible as she slipped into a quirky camouflage bardot bikini while enjoying a day at the beach in the Middle Eastern holiday hotspot. 

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Bikini babe: Ashley James showcased her envy-inducing curves while soaking up the sun in a a quirky camouflage bardot bikini in Dubai over the weekend

Kicking back on a cabana, the model showcased her toned and tanned curves as she grinned into the camera.

The reality star wore her long blonde locks tumbling around her shoulders in loose waves and sheltered her eyes from the sun with a pair of mirrored sunglasses.

Ashley cheekily wrote alongside the snap: 'Sorry to hear it's raining in London.'

The DJ also treated her social media followers to a snap of a camel kicking back on the beach, joking: 'This is how we look after 24 hours of forced sobriety in Dubai.'

And it seemed Ashley - who is believed to be in Dubai for the Global Gift Gala on Monday night - was enjoying her new surroundings. 

Fun in the sun: The former Made In Chelsea star, 29, seemed to be enjoying her stint in the Middle Eastern holiday hotspot ahead of Monday night's Global Gift Gala

Beach day: The model and DJ also treated her social media followers to a snap of a camel kicking back on the beach

Posting a snap of the view from her hotel swimming pool, she wrote: 'This is my pool view. I'm digging the architecture out here, but this building blows my mind!'

On Saturday, Ashley sizzled in a barely-there bikini as she enjoyed the blissful sunshine with a cheeky cocktail in her first holiday shot.

Ashley nailed the sexy beach babe look as she sizzled in front of the camera for her first day in the sun - showing off her phenomenal figure in the process. 

Slipping into high-waisted bottoms, the blonde beauty complemented her pin-up figure with the strappy half of the bikini which was paired with a bust-enhancing bra top. 

Awe-inspiring: Ashley told her social media fans she was 'digging the architecture' in the United Arab Emirates

Drawing attention to her ample cleavage, the stunning DJ and model opted for the balconette style bra which helped boost her cleavage. 

As ever she showed off a cutting edge flare for fashion, the swimwear was given an edgy touch through the contrasting aztec print placed next to a camouflage pattern. 

Kneeling on a beach bed, the blonde beauty beamed into the distance while sipping a drink as the balmy breeze pulled her hair off her face. 

In another shot for the holiday album, ex-MIC star sizzled in a selfie in which she showed off the sky-line in the background while rocking yet another bikini. 

Her blue tie-dye top stuggled to contain her ample assets as she flashed a generous hint of cleavage while showing off her dewy make-up free complexion. 

Confident: Kicking back on a beach cabana, the reality showcased her toned and tanned curves as she grinned away in another snap over the weekend 

Sun-drenched: Ashley sizzled in a barely-there bikini as she enjoyed the blissful sunshine with a cheeky cocktail

As she moved from the beach to the hotel room, she appeared to be getting up to plenty of frolics as she was thrown onto a sofa while joined by actors Kola Bokinni and Will Poulter, alongside her BFF and housemate, model Charlotte De Carle.

While she is living it up in the sunshine, she looked worlds away from her chagrin last week when she weighed in on the Victoria's Secret annual fashion show after it descended on Paris. 

Many looked at the glam show with awe, yet Ashley took a different stance on the lingerie extravaganza as she reached out to her Instagram followers to send the message that 'beauty is confidence, not perfection'.

She stripped down to her lingerie for an empowering post, in which she urged viewers not to compare themselves to the Victoria's Secret models and to accept the fact body standards vary.

Pals: As she moved to her hotel room, she was joined by actors Kola Bokinni and Will Poulter and her best friend and housemate, model Charlotte De Carle

Stunner: Ashley has always been vocal about her body image woes, as she previously admitted to having body dysmorphia

Ashley has always been vocal about her body image woes, as she previously admitted to having body dysmorphia, a condition which causes the sufferer to have a distorted view of their looks.

In March, the blonde beauty admitted to having suffered with the condition, which she blames on her painful split from TV presenter Matt Richardson, and since the confession, she has fought to promote body confidence.

As the elite of the world's top supermodels stormed the stage at the lingerie giant's annual spectacular, it seemed Ashley was irked by the appearance of the models.

In a crusade to boost her fans, the DJ and blogger wrote a lengthy caption in which she reached out to those viewers who would put themselves down in light of the lithe and lean physiques of the VS Angels.

Posing in a tiny nude two-piece, with a sporty bra and high-rise knickers, Ashley looked into her camera while showing off her incredible curves.

Boost: In a crusade to boost her fans, the DJ and blogger recently hit out at Victoria's Secret models for their unrealistic body standards 

In the accompanying caption, she penned: 'Hey ladies! If you're one of the many women sat at home looking at the Victoria Secret models and hating your body, then this is for you.

'This is my body, unedited and unfiltered. Some of you will look at me and think I look fat, whilst others might look at me and aspire to have my body.

'We all have different standards, but whether you're a size 6 or a size 22 there'll be parts of your body you hate. 

'We all look in the mirror and wish we could change things, and whilst we can all strive to eat healthier and exercise more...

'I'll bet that the guy/girl we fancy would rather us have the love handles (or whatever it is you hate about yourself) and be happy, than look perfect and be miserable. 

'Beauty is confidence, not perfection. #bodyconfidence #victoriasecret #vsfashionshow #girlpower.' 

Not happy: While she is living it up in the sunshine, she looked worlds away from her chagrin last week when she weighed in on the Victoria's Secret annual fashion show

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