Are you prepared for the wonder and amazement that’s known as…The Facekini??? Oh, you’d better be.
If you couldn’t tell from the inventive title, it’s essentially a bikini…for your face.
The trend actually started a number of years ago in China, where swimmers were donning complete body suits and head masks as an apparent alternative to sunscreen. Additionally, the bizarre-looking getup helped to prevent jellyfish stings. Now, the trend of the Facekini may finally be coming to America, for the mere cost of 2-4 bucks a piece!
But will it take off? In China, if you’re tan, you’re believed to be of a lower socioeconomic status. So it makes sense that the Chinese would want to maintain a pale complexion with the help of a newfangled swimsuit. But here in the States, getting a tan implies a life of health and leisure. So despite the fact that pictures of the Facekini are exploding all over Twitter and Instagram, I wouldn’t be so quick to assume that people will actually purchase them. I know, it’s a total shocker that people would fool around on social media, isn’t it? Especially considering that these suits are totally sharp.
Actually, I haven’t yet decided whether wearing a Facekini makes one look more like a dominatrix…or a WWF wrestler from the 80’s. But I do believe that the complete Facekini and body suit should be mandatory swimwear for Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell every single time they hit the beach.
Side note: I’m pretty sure Bane donned the world’s first Facekini in Batman & Robin. I sure hope he’s getting his royalty checks:
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