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Nigella Lawson Wears Burqini — You Can, Too!

Why You Might Swap Your Bikini For a Burqini This Summer

Apparently you don't have to be Muslim to hit the beach this Summer in a burqini. For those of you who don't know about this season's must-have swimwear, the burqini is a head-to-toe bathing suit originally designed for modest Muslim women. But British TV chef Nigella Lawson recently made waves when she was spotted wearing the full-body suit for nonreligious reasons. Inspired by this trendsetting celeb chef, here are five reasons to don a burqini (and don't fret French women, since it doesn't cover the face I doubt it's included in the French burqa ban).

  • It protects your entire body from the sun, which is why Lawson and Nicole Kidman wear the suit.
  • Feeling bloated? Not ready for bikini season? The burqini covers any and all unsightly bumps and bulges.
  • If you're trying not to be recognized by the paparazzi or an ex-boyfriend, pair the burqini with sunglasses and a hat for an incognito beach or pool outing.
  • You can be a modest role model for skimpy-bikini-wearing tweens.
  • It's timeless — you can wear it for years to come.
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Join The Conversation
zeze zeze 6 years
"i'm sorry but this has to be the most absolute stupid thing i have ever seen." ...reread your sentence, you might see something slightly more stupid. Calling something "stupid" just because you don't agree with it or understand it for that matter does a disservice to humanity! Look around you next time at the beach, the things 11-17 year old girls are wearing is absolutely disgusting. How is it that it is acceptable for a 13 year old to have side-boob and butt crack showing, but a grown woman choosing not be gawked at like a piece of meat while protecting herself from the sun is not acceptable. Reason and logic can be good.
Choco-cat Choco-cat 6 years
i love it. i want one.
freakorist freakorist 6 years
i wouldn't wear it either but i don't think it's 'stupid'. everyone has the right to wear whatever they want: whether that's flaunting it all or concealing it. also, i don't think the purpose of this garment is to be 'attractive', it's to be modest and shield your beauty. not that i'm going to wear one, i like my bikinis, but to each his own.
Venus1 Venus1 6 years
As someone who was brought up in France in a naturist family, no thank you!
myhousemd myhousemd 6 years
I think it's hideous. I wouldn't wear it for any reason other than religious. There are more attractive ways to protect myself from the sun.
inthearmsofsl33p inthearmsofsl33p 6 years
i'm sorry but this has to be the most absolute stupid thing i have ever seen. seriously.
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