When shopping for a swimsuit, women typically seek out something that they’ll feel good in — sexy, slim, attractive. The last thing they want is for people to point and laugh when they seem them on the beach.
Or so the assumption goes. Apparently, though, there is an entire market for swimwear that’s only purpose is to raise eyebrows and elicit guffaws, and the brand Beloved is here to corner it.
The company, which specializes is novelty clothing and home decor, is selling a whole collection of women’s one-pieces printed with the faces of world leaders and celebrities.
For $49.99 each, customers can buy classic Spandex one-piece swimsuits emblazoned with the faces of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.
The politicians have already gotten some press, but the site also sells swimwear with Tiger Woods, Steve Buscemi, Kanye West, and Nicholas Cage. Recently, they sold a Guy Fieri suit as well, though it is no longer available on the site — possibly because it has sold out.
What makes the swimwear particularly disquieting is the way in which they’re printed. The suits don’t simply feature photographs of their subjects on the front. Instead, their faces are enlarged over the center of the suit, in some cases extending past the fabric.
In other suits, like Buscemi’s and Clinton’s, the faces are printed a bit smaller — but the rest of the fabric is the color of their skin, giving each of their faces and odd, warped look.