$1,050 Swimsuit -- No Swimming Allowed!

Sheri Reed

Hervé Léger Cutout bandage sunsuitEver wanted to lay eyes on a $1,050 swimsuit that's not allowed in the water? Well, here it is. The orange and violet Hervé Léger Cutout Bandage Sunsuit, sold via Net-a-Porter.com. It says right on the website: To get the best from your Hervé Léger beachwear, we advise you do not wear it in water.

See how they did that? They used design-speak trickery and called what's clearly a swimsuit beachwear. It's made for wearing on the beach, not swimming, you see? They also call it a sunsuit. It's made for sunning, not swimming. And guess what all that means? It means it's also not functional. I'm guessing the fancy name-play plus the for-luxury-use-only dysfunctionality add up to about 10 times the suit's true value.

Okay, so let me get this straight. I'm supposed to dole out a fat grand 50 for this suit, wear it to the beach or pool, and never, ever get it wet. What sense does this make? Can you sweat in it? Cause you're gonna get sweaty if you're not getting wet. But damn if I'm going to risk sweating in a sunsuit that cost me that much.

I'm clearly not cool or rich enough to understand the meaning of this sunsuit beachwear. And if I had that kind of cash to spend on fancy beach lounging, I'd rather rent an entire beach house and lounge around alongside it all day, swimming joyfully whenever I'd like in my $30 swimsuit from Target.

What about you? Do you get the sunsuit thing? 


Image via Net-a-Porter.com

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