Scary Swimwear: Zimmermann Bo Feather Lace Up One Piece

Swimsuit_scareThe Fashion Police have just booked a winter getaway, in a bid to try and recharge the old batteries after a hard year on the beat, fighting those crimes of fashion. And also to try and make sure there’s no chance of us catching sight of a pair of those Crocs boots for a couple of weeks at least.

This means that while everyone else is buying coats and boots, we’re busy looking at swimwear and sandals – no easy task when the stores are all stocked up for winter, so we were pleased to see that Shopbop alone appeared to be in-step with us this week, with a new delivery of swimsuits. And then we saw this, and died a little inside, because in addition to the almighty tan lines this beast is sure to create, it also seems to come with special little “windows” for our rolls of flesh to hang out of.

Looks like our search for swimwear is still on, then…


  • October 30, 2008


    wow, you’d think that designers would put a stop on this sort of thing, its not as though this would flatter ANYONE. I wonder what sort of woman would buy this? And I hope I never meet her…

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  • October 30, 2008


    Haha, the tan lines would be amazing 🙂

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  • November 3, 2008


    . . I think this is an amazingly creative bathing suit. If you’re anticipating that you’ll have rolls of flesh coming out of each “window,” don’t buy it, duh. Not all articles of clothing are going to be made for all body types, dontcha know?

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  • November 29, 2008


    It’s less skanky than a bikini, so what’s the problem?

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  • May 13, 2009


    not only is this slutty, but who would it look good on?
    you would have to be unhealthy skinny to not have fat hanging out…and it looks like if you untied the top “window” it would all fall and…well you get it

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  • February 27, 2010


    I dont like this swimsuit, but are you (bex) trying to say that because I can wear this swimsuit I must be malnourished? I eat what I want, when I want and have at leat 4 large meals a day. I do nil exersize and yet I struggle to find a swimsuit that caters to those of us who are NATURALLY skinny. Also swimwear is made from lycra, so if you wear this and your fat hangs out its cos you are kidding yourself into thinking your a size or two smaller than you really are. Id like to see you design swimwear and see how boring it is.

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  • June 13, 2010


    Aesthetically and creatively? This is quite beautiful, if simple and skin-showing.
    Functionally, however, it doesn’t look like the model’s going to play beach volleyball or swim around in the ocean.

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