Outrageous swimsuit turns heads at Miami Swim Week

Underboob, barely-there and high-waisted bikini trends look like they won’t be going away anytime soon.

Given what we’ve seen at 2019 Miami Swim Week, which runs until Tuesday, prominent and emerging swimwear designers are sticking with what people have been loving of the 2019 swimwear trends.

The annual trade show, now in its 37th year, showcases collections at runway shows and pop-ups.

There were certainly some bizarre and almost outrageous beach looks on show, like what’s been dubbed the ‘most uncomfortable doily-kini’ ever featured at the Pas Jalou swimwear show.

Luckily though this year’s Miami Swim Week also made headlines for much better reasons - using the event to feature a diverse range of models on their runways, including those of all sizes and ethnicities.

There was 21-year-old Halima Aden , who opened the Sports Illustrated show in a silver burkini. Fifty-five-year-old actor Kathy Jacobs strutted her stuff, as did Christie Valdiserri, who lives with alopecia. Christie pulled off her wig and posed for photos at the end of the runway.

And former professional dancer turned model Djaniel Carter left everyone in awe. Having sustained “traumatic injuries to both of her legs” she also battles an underlying medical condition that leaves her in constant pain, extremely fatigued and often unable to walk.

And yet, after being wheeled onto the runway by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day, she managed to stand up and strike a pose for cameras.

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