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The Next Trend? Try a 'Facekini'

The Next Trend? Try a 'Facekini'
Posted Tuesday, August 19th 2014 @ 6am  by Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Looking for hot new beachwear before the summer fades away? Then you might—or, let's face it, might not—try a facekini, one of those colorful masks that drew attention on Chinese beaches in 2012, Global Post reports. What first looks like a pastel terrorist hood has actually been popular among middle-aged Chinese women for its UV protection. Now, a former Vogue editor has published a photo spread of women wearing facekinis in the magazine CR Fashion Book. "A tan does not signify a chic trip to Capri, but it could mean hours of hard labor spent out in the harsh sun," says the magazine.

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