Whole-Body Bikini Leaves Everything to Imagination
Posted on Jul 14, 2006
The Christian makers of this ultra-conservative exercise in modesty say their swimsuit is “a ministry.” But a Washington Post reporter writes, “one wonders how a swimsuit ‘ministry’ can save anyone’s soul when such ungainly suits have so little appreciation for beauty.”
The makers of WholesomeWear swimsuits would like women to cover up their tummies. And their backs. And their arms. And half their legs. The Oregon company, based outside Portland, sells a collection of swimwear online that consists of a wet suit topped by a dress. The spandex underpinning is not sufficient on its own because bystanders would still be able to make out the curves of the woman’s body. The nylon overdress takes care of any audacious display of an hourglass shape.
The collection is not aimed at practitioners of any specific religion. There is no obvious mention of spirituality, God, Allah or Joseph Smith on the company’s Web site.
“There are still people in this world who prefer modesty,” says Joan Ferguson, who handles sales for the company. “So my son, his wife and daughter designed the product.”
From WholesomeWear via Wash Po
WholesomeWear’s suit wraps a woman’s form in a cocoon of nylon.