According to Wikipedia, a burkini (or burqini) is a type of swimsuit designed by Lebanese Australian Aheda Zanetti. The suit covers enough to preserve Muslim modesty, whilst being light enough to enable swimming.
After watching the latest ‘The Masthead with Marie Claire’ I was confused. Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief, Joanna Coles and style director, Cleo Glyde, made it seem like a really popular invention in Australia. Being based in Sydney and living close enough to the beach to know better, it was a little misleading. Sure Australia is a sunkissed country (which happens to be right under a hole in the ozone layer), but it doesn’t mean a lot of us wear Burkini’s.
You may be an Australian Cleo, and have sun sensitive skin from your British heritage, but most Aussie beach girls do prefer the bikini.
What the latest episode of ‘The Masthead with Marie Claire ‘ below and let me know what you think of the Burkini.