Style On Trial: Swimwear that looks like underwear

Norma Kamali lace bikiniSo you’re languishing on the beach, and a girl walks past in her underwear.  Only she’s not in her underwear, she’s wearing a bikini by Norma Kamali that looks like underwear, but isn’t.

We like the overall style of the bikini – the shape is so lovely and retro and we’d wear this as underwear in a flash.  Or as swimwear were it a solid fabric.  We’re just not sure we can get on board with the lace swimwear.

What do you think of this concept (there’s a one piece costume available too)?  Would you wear swimwear that looks like you accidentally wore your lacy undies to the pool?  Or do you prefer your swimwear to look more like, well, swimwear?

You can buy the briefs (£95) and top (£200) from Net-a-Porter.

6 Comments

  • March 15, 2011

    Daisy

    I agree with you about the shape and that it would make for some lovely underwear, but I can’t help thinking I would feel so uncomfortable in these on the beach… No doubt everyone would be looking at you, wondering whether or not you’re actually running (splashing) around in your underwear.

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  • March 15, 2011

    Tali

    I don’t like it as underwear either, because of the shape))
    As for it being a bikini.. I think some white and black bikinis look a lot like underwear. I certainly wouldn’t wear anything that looks like underwear to a pool..

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  • March 15, 2011

    andrew

    I think this will be a trend for awhile, but only because people are becoming more and more provocative as time progresses. I’m not really a fan of this though, and I’m a guy. seeing a woman in lace underwear is nice, but there is a time and place for everything, and it would just me awkward to hang out with anyone wearing these at the beach!

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  • March 15, 2011

    JkB


    N.F.W

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  • March 15, 2011

    Mair

    I would totally wear these. In fact, if it were not for the price I’d buy it for upcoming Spring Break! In all honesty, I’ve seen girls wear a LOT less to the beach/pool. And I <3 lace 😀

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  • March 29, 2011

    Janeth

    that is cute, but as underwear, not as swimwear

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