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This ‘towelkini’ Is A Beach Towel And A Cover Up In One

Posted: 1:40 PM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 18:40:00Z
This ‘towelkini’ Is A Beach Towel And A Cover Up In One

Spending the day outside at the beach is one of the best parts of summer. But lugging a grill , bags full of beach gear and a cooler to the shore is tiring — especially in hot summer weather. You can lighten your load with products that do double duty, like this coverup and towel in one, aptly named the Towelkini .

New York designer Aria McManus created this swimsuit-coverup-towel mashup. It’s one-size-fits-all — so guess what we’re getting our friends for their birthdays?

The terry beach towel is cotton and measures 34-inches by 70-inches. It has holes for your head, arms, legs and rear — and you can keep it on when you use the restroom.

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Those who don’t want their bum to show can reverse the Towelkini to expose their stomachs instead.

Even the tag is special: It has a message about how your “haters” will be envious:

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The Towelkini comes in pink, yellow and green. It’s on back order right now, which will give you time to save up: The Towelkini is a pricey $199 at specialspecial.com .

McManus says the Towelkini is truly a creative piece. It was exhibited in an art show that was themed “SPF” and included other aquatic-themed art.

The artist says she keeps a journal — an “Invention Book” — to create ideas she thinks are an interesting twist on functional objects as art, she told The Daily Beast . She has had it since the fourth grade.

McManus’ other creative ideas include a calendar with vitamins embedded on each page and a headset that “aligns chakras” during phone calls, among other unique products.

The conceptual designer’s website features some of her projects, including this butter candle:

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And this bubble gum tape measure called “Tool Time:”

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But if it’s strange bathing suits that are your jam, we found some items that you might like. Check out this $13 “chest hair” swimsuit for women that mimics a man’s physique, from Fairy Season :

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Or how about a denim speedo? Yes, this is a product that actually exists, and it’s called the “jeado” (of course). This unusual swimsuit is available for pre-order on the Shinesty website for $39.99 .

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However you wish to make a statement at the beach or swimming pool, do it in style!

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