Style on Trial: Emporio Armani jersey stretch swimsuit

Emporio-armani-swimsuit

Well. This is certainly, um, different, isn't it? At a time when so many swimwear designers seem to be obsessed with creating vaguely obscene looking monokinis, Emporio Armani have gone in the other direction, creating a one-piece that will cover quite a lot of you up, while still leaving you with some creative tan lines.

The question: is this a crime of fashion, or is it unique and fabulous?

Personally, we're going to go with "crime of fashion", mostly because we can totally imagine Lady Gaga wearing it, and that's generally a good litmus test, we find. We also don't think it would be particularly practical for the pool or beach, and while we've never been of the opinion that all clothes must be purely practical (a quick glance inside our shoe closet would confirm this) we're also not too keen on clothes designed purely for posing in.

But what do you think? This Emporio Armani swimsuit has been accused of committing crimes of fashion. Should we convict or acquit? You choose…

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15 Comments

  • June 4, 2009

    Theresa

    I positively hate it.

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  • June 4, 2009

    Alix

    CRIME OF FASHION! (Remember: tan lines…)
    And what’s with that weird fuzzy stuff on it?… It may be Armani, but that doesn’t make it Fashion Crime-proof.

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  • June 4, 2009

    M

    Ugly, kinda looks like a weird short version of the gown that Leann Rimes wore during the MTV awards recently.

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  • June 4, 2009

    JC

    That is just plain ridiculous, sometimes I wonder how designers ever think things like this are OK..they’re not!

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  • June 4, 2009

    Arielle

    Convict.
    You could always wear it to an indoor pool to avoid weird tan lines, but if it’s not flattering on a model, I can’t imagine it looking good on anyone else, either!

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  • June 4, 2009

    Madeline

    I just don’t get it. Why on Earth would I need some extra lumps, bumps and other stuff on my body? It’s just plain designer gibberish.

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  • June 4, 2009

    Evelyn

    Yuck.

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  • June 4, 2009

    Sarah

    Throw the book at ’em. Show no mercy.

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  • June 5, 2009

    Miranda

    Yeah, I can picture Lady Gaga wearing it — as eveningwear.
    Call me crazy, but I just don’t want a bathing suit to have sleeves.

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  • June 5, 2009

    chocoholic

    Might look cool as a top?
    I think swimwear either needs to be practical from swimming (tops that won’t pop off etc)
    Or suitable for laying in the sun.
    This does neither.

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  • June 5, 2009

    Anna

    Uh ew?

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  • June 5, 2009

    zoe

    Quick! Someone save that poor girl from the sloth that’s wrapping around her! Call 911! It’s going to suffocate her!!
    Oh wait.
    Nope, false alarm- just a crime of fashion.

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  • June 6, 2009

    Sibyl

    Not only does it look stupid, but the thick gathered fabric makes the model look a bit chunky. And damn, if a super-thin model looks chunky in something, it’s definitely not a flattering option for anyone.

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  • June 25, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Pretty but impractical.

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  • January 26, 2010

    tempo dulu

    Armani is a great designer but those suimsuits are positively yucky.
    .-= tempo dulu´s last blog ..Bali topographic map =-.

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