The internet can be a strange place — and, apparently, so can the beach, thanks to this hairy swimsuit that is taking the Web and the water by storm.
The one-piece suit is officially called the Sexy Chest One Piece Swimsuit, and it features just that: an incredibly realistic screenprint of a man's hairy chest, torso, and back. It comes in three different shades to match with your skin tone (natural, tan, and dark), is available in six sizes (XS to XXL), and is affordable (on sale for $44.95). It's created by Beloved Shirts, a clothing company known for its T-shirts that resemble popular junk foods, including pepperoni pizza, doughnuts, and ramen.
When worn, the sexy chest swimsuit gives the appearance that the individual is naked and flaunting a hairy physique. Beloved Shirts designed the head-turning bathing suit to "make 'em say WTF," according to its Instagram, and based on these two factors alone, it is succeeding.
The swimsuit's realistically hairy design has elicited strong reactions, to put it lightly. One mother surprised her kids by wearing the bold suit, and they screamed in horror. Twitter appears to be equally confused by the design.
"No, we're absolutely not doing this," wrote one Twitter user, with a picture of the hairy swimsuit. "WHOOOO would NEED this?" wrote another. Other responses include: "I want to delete this image from my brain," "that's disturbing," "this is why God doesn't talk to us anymore," "I'm disgusted," and various expletives.
But unfortunately, the chest hair trend in clothing doesn't stop with this swimsuit: Beloved Shirts also offers a Sexy Chest Tracksuit, which is a full-body sweatsuit rendition of the bathing suit. We should note: there's absolutely nothing wrong with embracing body hair. As for body hair on your clothing, well, that's totally up to you.
By Lynsey Eidell
Via Teen Vogue