It’s nice to know an annual event that’s characterized by mostly naked, greased-up women in high heels stomping down shiny platforms can still manage to make us squint at our computer screens wondering if we’re looking at a particularly risqué cutout or a wardrobe malfunction.
At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014, the rises were very, very low and necklines were very, very deep, but that doesn’t mean those were the only methods designers devised to show more skin. Along with the plungiest of maillots and bottoms that gave us in-growns just by looking at them, there were suspenders, dental-floss-thin straps and transparent vinyl.
Take a look at the 20 tiniest suits for yourself, then check out some alternatives that don’t demand laser hair removal, an Equinox membership and a 24-pack of BIC Soleils:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.