Summertime means beach time for Brits, and more and more women are ready to bare it all each year. But I am not sure if they could fit into a skimpy bikini (leave aside covering the assets) after all the cozying in the winter. Selfridges is launching a jewel-toned, crystal-studded number worth a whopping £2000. ($3,000) The swimsuit costs a painful $150 per square centimeter and is hand-embroidered with 5,000 Swarovski crystals in tones of ruby, sapphire, emerald, and gold.
The swimsuit is tailored in a very on-trend cutout shape, with the bikini top attached to diminutive bottoms by a gold studded strip. The bikini is being launched to mark the 33 percent hike in swimwear sales-figures, and the store has already set up a waiting list for the ‘hardly-there’ two triangles of fabric.