Burqini Babes Make Waves

Burqini madness! Courtesy of Stuff.Co.Nz

A cross between a burqa and a bikini, it’s fast-becoming a fixture on beaches from Beirut to Bondi.

The “burqini” is a head-to-toe lyrca swimsuit with built-in hijab. The suit is “loose enough to preserve Muslim modesty, but light enough to enable swimming.”

Aheda Zanetti, the entrepreneur behind the suit, is a Lebanese Australian mother of two. She’s sold over 9,000 burqinis at $160 a pop.

I could be wrong, but I think the Teletubbies first introduced this look a few years back.

What do you think?

BBC video on the burqini
The Ahiida swim and sportswear company

January 26, 2007
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