Would You Wear A Swimsuit You Can't Swim In?

It seems we keep running into a little problem as we search for cute suits for upcoming Memorial Day trips. Not every designer is making them water-re
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It seems we keep running into a little problem as we search for cute suits for upcoming Memorial Day trips. Not every designer is making them water-re

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It seems we keep running into a little problem as we search for cute suits for upcoming Memorial Day trips. Not every designer is making them water-ready. While some of us here find this concept mildly baffling, I have a confession to make. I have purchased, and wear, one of said (non) bathing suits. It is reserved strictly for the sun deck. I'm even scared to go near a too-full cocktail in the thing. I realize that it's not necessarily practical to shell out hundreds of dollars on a swimsuit that you can't use for... swimming. But maybe it's different if there's no way in hell you ever plan on immersing yourself in water, or you have an extra $750 to blow on this Herve Leger "sunsuit"?

Or maybe you could just risk it and swim anyway. But the fact that the description of this Missoni bikini reinforces that Item should not be used for swimming not once, but twice, means it's probably not a good idea. Who knows what could happen if you got H2O-happy with the thing on? But, if you find the perfect one that's super cute, really flattering, and not going to give you outrageous tan lines, can a non-swimsuit be a good addition to your summer wardrobe? --CARSON GRIFFITH