Done right, a cut-out detail in a pair of swimmers can be bold, sexy and add an interesting edge to your poolside style.
Done wrong, it creates a tan line fail of such epic proportions that no amount on Bondi Sands will save your doomed body.
Unfortunately it was the latter on shoppers’ minds when Luxe Swimwear dropped a brand new one-piece featuring a cut-out detail that raised eyebrows and questions.
Modelled by Instagram personality Sydney Fashion Blogger, or Antoinette Marie, the fluorescent orange number catches the eye, then baffles it.
Though the cut is dizzyingly high, and the coverage minimal, it’s not the brief nature of the suit that has scandalised the online community, rather the gaping holes that pepper the front of the suit.
The cut outs form a flower-like geometrical pattern that dominates the front of the suit, which creates a singular aesthetic, but a problematic sun tan situation.
Many a shopper couldn’t help but point this out, taking to the comments to pose the question that the designer clearly hadn’t stopped to ask.
“The tan spots from the one piece...” one shopper wrote.
“Interesting tan lines!” another agreed.
“Imagine that tan line lol,” a third pointed out.
Not that any wearer would worry about tan lines on the other side, the piece cuts so high it only reaches around the front of the body midway up the back.
And it the missing material made you hope for a modest price tag think again, the piece retails for $100.
Called the Liana one-piece, the company’s website explains the swimsuit is laser cut and is made from ‘a heavy weight 4 way stretch scuba fabric’.
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