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Would you wear this? Face-Kini

Remember TV's dosmetic goddess Nigella Lawson who raised some eyebrows on a beach holiday in Australia earlier this year? Why? Because while we are quite used to watching the English cooking queen wear clothes that accentuate her lady-curves, her beachwear was quite the opposite!

Check out the photos here

According to the Daily Mail, what she wore here resembled a burkini — a three-piece swimsuit designed to preserve the modesty of Muslim women — with a baseball cap beneath the hood.

The fashion world was aghast! And it triggered a agonisingly long debate on beachwear rules.

But we digress. Say hello to the Face-Kini, the latest fashion craze to hit the sandy beaches of China. And to say the least, if the burkini was shocking, the face-kini is a fashion cardiac arrest.

Of course the face-kini simply reiterates the Chinese hatred for tans, especially on the face. But don't be fooled by the 'Chainsaw Massacre-esq' mask with matching bodysuit. According to Daily Mail, the factory-made Face-Kinis cost just 15 to 25 yuan (Rs 138) each. And the best part is they are also extremely effective at repelling insects and jellyfish. The clothing was invented around seven years ago and is now under mass production and on sale at swimwear stores along the coast.

We in India don't really wear bikinis to the beach, but a face-kini, really? My question to you is, would you wear this?

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CHINA, QINGDAO : This picture taken on August 16, 2012 shows Chinese beachgoers wearing body suits and protective head masks, dubbed "face-kinis" by Chinese netizens, on a crowded public beach in ... more 
CHINA, QINGDAO : This picture taken on August 16, 2012 shows Chinese beachgoers wearing body suits and protective head masks, dubbed "face-kinis" by Chinese netizens, on a crowded public beach in Qingdao, northeast China's Shandong province. The face masks were initially designed to protect from sunburn but it turns out they are also quite handy at repelling insects and jellyfish, as many people in China dislike getting a tan, especially on the face. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO less 
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