No way you're escaping without the tan lines from hell.
But that hasn't stopped the cutout bathing suits known as the slashkini
from becoming one of the hottest summer looks on the beach.
Imagine a bikini in which the top and bottom are (usually) connected by a series of straps or wraparound strings. Sound like a trussed-up roast? Well....it could, but on some of the fittest celebrity bods, it's a gorgeous suit.
Originally made by Agent Provocateur, the swimsuit isn't just for fashion. It can be extremely flattering, focusing the eye on the slimmest part of the waist with its clever arrangement of the straps.
But make no mistake, there is the glamour factor. Something about the slashkini oozes Monte Carlo or a Greek resort, lounging poolside without worrying about tan lines or when your next Aperol Spritzer is going to be delivered. European celebs have been seen all over the beaches in the suit in all its forms.
Fashion expert Lydia Jones, founder of Wantherwardrobe.com, says, "Poolside glam has never been so sexy as it has this summer, with many high street shops replicating the lingerie styles of leading brands such as Agent Provocateur and La Perla."
Not quite ready for the full strappy affair? You've still got options to stay on trend. Lydia Jones continues, "For extra body confidence, Want Her Wardrobe suggests investing in a bandage cut-out swimsuit as this is great for contouring your figure and holding you in at all the right places."
Fashion hype or sexy and glamorous? Are you brave enough for the slashkini?
h/t: Daily Mail
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