Alisha Din, 22, found this out the hard way when she bought a bikini from online retailer Pretty Little Thing. Din, who lives in Swansea in the United Kingdom, recently bought a teal, two-piece swimsuit to wear on vacation in Greece next month. In a statement to TODAY, Pretty Little Thing confirmed that some of the swimsuits on the site are not meant for swimming, and that this is noted in product descriptions.
After reaching out to the company, Alisha was advised to hand wash the swimwear. She shared the results on Twitter. The dye smelt awful, [it] really opened my eyes to the effects of fast fashion and the chemicals used," she said.
The history of the bikini is not a recent story. Although in modern times, the bikini only reached wide spread popularity in the s, origins date back to the B. Bromelia Swimwear takes you on a journey through the evolution of our favorite pieces of clothing: the bikini.
Summer is right around the corner, which means many brands are releasing their latest bikini designs. While Pretty Little Thing has become known for its accessible takes on popular trends, a customer was in for a surprise when she found out the bikini she purchased wasn't actually meant to be worn in the water. Alisha's photos in the tweet show that dye in the fabric ended up bleeding into the water.
A bikini is typically a women's two-piece swimsuit featuring two triangles of fabric on top, similar to a bra and covering the woman's breastsand two triangles of fabric on the bottom, the front covering the pelvis but exposing the navel, and the back covering the buttocks. In Mayfashion designer Jacques Heim from Paris released a two-piece swimsuit design that he named the Atome. His skimpy design was risque, exposing the wearer's navel and much of her buttocks.
The bikini has spawned many stylistic variations. A regular bikini is a two-piece swimsuit that together covers a female's crotchbuttocksand breasts. Some bikini designs cover larger portions of the wearer's body while other designs provide minimal coverage.
LET'S face it - no one ever enjoys bikini shopping, so when you find a style you like then we all tend to stock up on it. Well that's precisely what Emily Charlton-Smith, 25, did when she ordered her favourite PrettyLittleThing swimsuit in a different colour ahead of her upcoming holiday. However, Emily was left totally mortified when the double-lined bikini went totally see-through as she took a dip in the pool.
From our understanding, swimwear can be worn in the pool, at the beach or in the sea. But, PrettyLittleThing 's definition is a little different. The fashion brand has been called out for selling a bikini suitable only for "poolside posing". The issue was spotted by a Twitter user name Alisha, who delivered a warning to anyone stupidly thinking of buying the "Teal Triangle Sequin Tassel Bikini" to swim in.