Unsolved Mysteries: Cutaway swimsuits

Swimsuits like this one by Red Carter probably cover just as much flesh – or maybe more – than a bikini would.

So why do they always look like they’re verging on the obscene to us?

After all, it’s not anything like as bad as this one by Jersey Moda:

Or, indeed, this one, which was from Victoria’s Secret a couple of years ago:

(Thanks for having long hair, model.)

And yet still we hate almost every example of this style we ever see. Is it the tan lines? The way it seems to flatten the breasts down, for reasons unknown? It’s an unsolved mystery: or at least, it is for us.

What do you think of the cutaway swimsuit?

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