Summer is fast approaching and even if we fail to see the sun in the UK, holiday spots are hotting up and the season’s array of bikinis are on sale.
But the new trend for unusual shapes and geometric straps has an unfortunate side effect – really dodgy tanlines. And they led us to quite an unexpected discovering…
The lovely ladies over at Jezebel decided that these swimsuits should come with a tan warning. And set about to reveal exactly what happens when you take beach fashion too far.
It’s a shame because on the surface the bikinis looks stylish and probably distract from any wobbly bits you don’t want people to focus on. But beware the aftermath – because these tanlines will cut out all manner of clothes from your summer.
Celebs such as Abbey Clancy should take note – her recent frolics in Dubai will give her bizarre square patches over the chest if she’s not careful.
Unexpectedly, after some accidental and most definitely NSFW internet searches for more glorious examples of tanlines gone wrong, we discovered something new and unexpected. One person’s irritating tanline is another person’s sexy fetish.
There are tanline appreciation forums and more deidedly X-rated tanline blogs than we could every have imagined. You have been warned.
And we’re assuming the more exotic the better. Enter bonkers bikinis like these:
The summer is here. And it looks a bit frightening.
But if you want to get really creative, there are other ways to make use of the sun’s tranformative powers (slowly, using plenty of suncream and avoiding the sun between 11am and 3pm of course).
We rather like the idea of a Hello Kitty tan:
Or perhaps careful suncream application could give you a gun holstered in your bikini bottoms.
Or perhaps the coolest swimsuit tan ever? A shark-bite!