Still time to buy the amazing crocheted swimsuit!

crocheted swimsuit

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Summer may be over, folks, but the fashion world isn’t ready to move on quite yet, and this crocheted swimsuit is currently available at Net-a-Porter, where it’s £190.

It’s … really quite something, isn’t it? And we know the “if ya got it, flaunt it!” school of thought is very prevalent amongst the fashion criminal fraternity, when we look at this…

model in crocheted swimsuit

… we’re not thinking, “Wow, look at her amazing figure!”* so much as we’re thinking, “Wow, how does she even MOVE in that thing?” And also, “Let’s hope she’s wearing a super high SPF, otherwise she’s going to end up with some serious tan lines in that thing….”

Maybe it’s just us (probably), but even if we DID have abs of steel, we just can’t imagine ever feeling comfortable in something like this. It would be the closest you’d get to nudity while still TECHNICALLY being fully clothed, wouldn’t it? One wrong move, or one stronger-than-average wave (Not that we’re assuming the person who wears this is going to be focused on swimming, mind you…), and you’d basically BE nude, too. Unless, of course, you were using double-sided, waterproof fashion tape to anchor it to your body. Honestly, nothing would surprise us.

We’re probably being unfair, though. We haven’t tried this on, after all, and if we did, it’s perfectly possible it would turn out to be the most comfortable and flattering garment ever, and that we’d never want to take it off ever again. We somehow doubt it, though.

What do you think? It looks like a lot of work went into crocheting this one-piece: is it enough to make you want to buy it, though, or are you just glad the weather’s cooling down, making it less likely that you’ll have to see it in action?

* OK, we ARE thinking that, too. Obviously.

7 Comments

  • September 8, 2014

    Suze

    Well my initial thought was WTF?…and my second thought – I wonder what that’d look like hanging up indoors with a spider plant in it. Sadly though I’m not a fan of macrame, spider plants or this swimsuit (if you can call it that). On the plus side though I love the low legline – not too revealing and very modest. Haha!

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  • September 8, 2014

    Sharon

    BAAAD flashbacks to the 70’s. You are too young to remember. Thank your lucky stars for that!

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  • September 9, 2014

    Cass

    Just burn them all. Allllll of them

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  • September 9, 2014

    lizvocal

    Only if the airbrush artist who did this model could follow me around and airbrush me in real life. Even then, the little tassels down the front might defeat me.

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  • September 10, 2014

    Heidi

    My sister made the mistake of crocheting a bikini in the late 1960s. She entered the neighbor’s pool and it instantly got huge and fell off. She suffered being the butt of a lot of jokes about her embarassed run back to the house trying to clutch her suit to her body. I will send her the link to this to remind her of that wonderful creation!

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    • September 11, 2014

      Claudia

      Yes, everybody was wearing crocheted bikinis back then, I remember, as a kid, seeing women in it on the beach and happily working on the next one. But they were not for the water. Maybe one could cheat a little and back the crocheted parts with real swimsuit fabric in a flesh colour (provided such stuff can be found), or pull those thin rubber threads through the finished bathing suit. Maybe it is not cotton at all, but Lycra, but let’s face it: Even done in solid black swimsuit fabric with underwires the thing is just too skimpy and would always be a crime of fashion. Even on Pocahontas.

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  • September 11, 2014

    Claudia

    BTW, have you checked out the back view? Builder’s butt guaranteed!

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