Wear or Die: New York Fashion Week Edition – Hervé Léger swimwear S/S 09

Herv_lger_swimwearOK, folks, we know summer’s gone and it’s hardly beach weather, but grab your cossies because we’re taking you to the beach anyway. Or actually, on second thoughts, forget the cossies – we’ll supply those for you, and boy do we have a treat for you today, because we’ve managed to score you a couple of Hervé Léger one pieces, fresh from the New York catwalk!

You’ll be the belle of the beach in these beauties, but which one will you choose to wear, we wonder. Will you look weirdly indecent, even although you’re totally covered up in the black number, or will you choose to turn heads by giving the appearance of being naked in the “nude” coloured suit on the right? The choice is yours readers, but remember, if you don’t choose to wear one of these outfits to the beach with us today (no, you can’t just sit around at home in it!), you must die!

Which one will you choose?

27 Comments

  • September 10, 2008

    Veronika

    I have to admit.. I kinda LIKE the nude one:D

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  • September 10, 2008

    Lucy

    I would rather die! I know that’s against the rules but seriously, I’m feeling rather suicidal just looking at them!

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  • September 10, 2008

    peachfish

    Going to have to go with death. They don’t look too bad on the models, but those are the ONLY people that would be able to wear them without the suit doing something really unflattering.

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  • September 10, 2008

    Am

    Well, the black one, but only because I don’t want people to think I’m naked and call the real police! Do I get to keep the sunnies because they would totally cover my small face, and therefore my identity.

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  • September 10, 2008

    Han

    I pick the nude one- it has that nice little strap to hold my tummy in. 😛 Plus the black one looks like they put one of those censor bars across the model’s chest.

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  • September 10, 2008

    Carol Clifton

    GHASTLY! Seriously if I had to choose one I would probably have the Nude one done in Black.

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  • September 10, 2008

    Mousy

    I’d have to go with the black one, because as soon as I saw the image on the right, my first thought was ‘AGH SHE’S NAKED oh wait no she’s not’.
    I don’t want people to glance at me and think the same thing!

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  • September 10, 2008

    Mafi

    the black one!

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  • September 10, 2008

    JC

    They look like the kind of item you’d get all tangled up in just trying to put it on…or at least i would anyway! Not that i’d ever willing wear either
    Gunna say black though…if I must.

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  • September 10, 2008

    Jilly

    The black one — it wouldn’t wash me out 🙂

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  • September 10, 2008

    Amanda

    Damn these bandaged outfits! I’d have to go with the censor-bar black, as opposed to the nearly-nude.

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  • September 10, 2008

    kdet

    I have to say the nude one. Even if it looks like I’m naked from far off, at least it wouldn’t accentuate my hips like the black one. It barely looks decent on the model.

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  • September 10, 2008

    Natasha

    Okay, this might sound weird, but I actually love both of them and can’t decide which I like better!

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  • September 10, 2008

    net

    I totally don’t have the body to wear either of these. Everyone would think I’m nuts for even trying. Therefore, I would wear the nude bandages look, and claim to have escaped from a mental institution.

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  • September 10, 2008

    MeisjeMeisje

    I would choose the nude one. Only problem is I would have to have tons of fat sucked out. Does free liposuction come with this thing?

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  • September 10, 2008

    Steph

    Nude one. There would be non-existent bosom support in the black one.

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  • September 10, 2008

    natalia

    the nude one.. I would dye it a different color and it would be a teensy bit less horrifying.

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  • September 11, 2008

    Danielle

    Black! At least I won’t look naked.

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  • September 11, 2008

    SJ

    The nude one. I’m extremely pale so it’d actually be more visible on me. And the black one does not have remotely the kind of support that would keep the girls in check… if I wore it there’d be boobs everywhere and I’m pretty sure that’d get me kicked off the beach…
    Well, except Ontario. BC and Manitoba are too far to go to the beach. 😛

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  • September 11, 2008

    Zoe

    Ha, I actually don’t mind either much -although I wouldn’t dream of /paying/ for them. Certainly no death for me this week, in any case. The nude one reminds me irresistibly of a straightjacket, so it’ll have to be black for me.

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  • September 11, 2008

    edith

    I actually like the nude one.

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  • September 12, 2008

    kevie

    I vote we die. Imagine all the rolls either would create on a life-sized woman. So wrong.

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  • November 9, 2008

    Trancent

    If I had to wear it just like that, I’d have to pick the black one. Nude just doesn’t appeal to me.
    I know it has no chest support, and the upper arm bands looks a bit randomly placed, plus you’d get quite an odd tan, but it actually covers more skin than what I’ve seen prancing on the beach now a days.
    Though if I got to modify them a bit, I’d actually choose the nude one in black. That would look crazy-cool. Yes. Crazy and cool. Both at the same time.

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  • November 9, 2008

    Trancent

    If I had to wear it just like that, I’d have to pick the black one. Nude just doesn’t appeal to me.
    I know it has no chest support, and the upper arm bands looks a bit randomly placed, plus you’d get quite an odd tan, but it actually covers more skin than what I’ve seen prancing on the beach now a days.
    Though if I got to modify them a bit, I’d actually choose the nude one in black. That would look crazy-cool. Yes. Crazy and cool. Both at the same time.

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  • February 12, 2009

    christina

    They are both amazing and well crafted! I would take either one in a heartbeat!!! One of the best attribues of this designer and swimsuit line is that not everyone can wear them and it rewards those who can 🙂

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  • February 12, 2009

    christina

    P.S~ if “life-sized” you mean american women…think again, we are an overweight country. Look at european women they are also “life-sized” and they would fit into either of these swim suits beautifully!! Plus they are designer they don’t go up to size 8+ 😉

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  • June 13, 2010

    Ellf

    The nude one. If the arm bands on the black are attached to the rest of the suit (and if not, then WHY?) it looks horribly constrictive. Plus, I have the skin tone to not look naked in the “nude.”

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