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‘Towelkini’ Is The Ultimate Outlandish Swimsuit Made For A Practical Purpose
By Yimin Huang, 20 May 2019
Image via Special Special
Beachgoers might often be frustrated with forgetting their towels upon reaching their destinations. This poses a few problems, as the item is needed for them to lie down comfortably, place their belongings and dry themselves after a swim.
Cue ‘Towelkini’. The eccentric outfit looks like towels sewn together with holes for the arms, legs and neck, and can be worn around town, not just when lying on the beach. The look is surprisingly palatable.
However, for those looking to tan their whole body, the fashion piece does not allow that as the “towel” covers both your stomach and your back.
Conceptual designer Aria McManus, based in New York, invented the unconventional apparel and released it last year. It is described as the melding of “two essentials for all things beach, no need to carry a cumbersome towel and an easy to lose swimsuit” on his portfolio.
Unfortunately for interested buyers on a budget, the piece is priced at US$199, and is only sold as an artist edition at Special Special. Get your yellow or hot pink ‘Towelkini’ if you are feeling especially lavish this summer.
[via Metro UK, cover image via Special Special]
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