Unsolved Mysteries: Hooded swimsuit from River Island

Why does a swimsuit need a hood?

No, we’re being serious: WHY DOES A SWIMSUIT NEED A HOOD?

Unless you actually ARE Lady Gaga (or, OK, Rihanna), and are planning to wear your swimsuit for non-swimming related activities, WHY DOES IT NEED TO HAVE A HOOD?

We’re opening a new case-file on this item, which can be found at River Island. Your input would be appreciated.

14 Comments

  • February 22, 2010

    k

    why, to catch some fish of course! 🙂

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  • February 22, 2010

    Laura

    Well, it might be useful if you have a sunstroke but you still want to go swimming. That being said, I still think the swimsuit looks rather silly.

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  • February 22, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Or to keep the sun off your face / prevent sunstroke. Just a shame the front of the swimsuit is so hideous.

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  • February 22, 2010

    monoi

    Actually, American Apparel has been selling a hooded swimsuit (or bodysuit, can’t recall) for a few years already. I can sorta appreciate the look.

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    • February 22, 2010

      monoi

      Meant to add: except the whole superhero-cape tied at the throat thing that this one has going on.

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      • February 22, 2010

        naomi

        could be wrong due to the hideousness of this suit blinding me, but i think the tie goes behind your neck as a halter tie for the suit…the hood seems to be attached to the strap grommets…which might mean the hood is removeable?…much better option IMO

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  • February 22, 2010

    Hoshi

    It’s for teen girls who are addicted to their hoodies.

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  • February 22, 2010

    Miriam

    It would actually be ideal for me. When swimming, my body is under water but my head is not. I get sunburnt very easily (especially on my scalp) and are prone to sunstrokes. So, I would wear it out of practicality – but OMG it is ugly.

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  • February 22, 2010

    Alex

    Oh My God. Who thinks of these things?
    .-= Alex´s last blog ..The Princess and The Frog =-.

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  • February 22, 2010

    Amee

    I actually like the idea. Perfect for those of us who burn regardless of sunscreen. But this is a terrible way of going about it.

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  • February 22, 2010

    Ellen

    Personally, I think it’s a health hazard. Surely a hood increases the likelihood of drowning.

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  • February 23, 2010

    Nyka

    There is no reason for this…this…this TRAVESTY! This ugly, ugly travesty!

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  • February 24, 2010

    Jasmine

    Just looking at this confuses me.

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  • March 1, 2010

    Lauren

    I can identify only if you can actually remove the hood. Yknow.. go for a swim, pop the hood on, stroll down the beach, take it off and swim again?

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