We’re no stranger to skimpy swimwear trends following the rise of the micro and “naked” bikinis in recent years.
But an eye-popping new take on the popular swimsuit has emerged at day one of Miami Swim Week 2023 that is so skimpy, it is arguably indecent.
Swimwear designers have been slowly adopting “minimalism” in their creations, which for many, means simple, no fuss creations.
However, the runway has proved some artists have taken it literally, making garments that give as little coverage as possible, and thus a new trend has been born: “minimal” bikinis.
But one designer has taken minimal to new heights, debuting what can only be described as a “vagina G-string” bikini.
The ultra tiny bathing suit are now set to be the next big thing after numerous brands showcased different versions at the annual swimwear showcase.
Ema Koja, a US-based designer who owns the brand Ema Savahl, has led the way with “minimal” bikinis, showing off a variety of flesh-baring two-pieces on the runway.
One model strutted her stuff with star-shaped pieces of silver fabric across her nether regions and nipples, revealing almost her entire naked body to onlookers.
The nanoscopic ensemble was held up with thin silver straps which against her natural complexion were almost undetectable.
From behind, the blonde appeared to be completely nude, bar a few spaghetti straps and the teeniest G-string that once again blended in with her skin tone.
Interestingly, the front also featured the infamous thong design, sparking the birth of the “vagina G-string” – which sounds as painful as it does wild.
Yes, a string really does go from front to back, but for obvious reasons, we’ve had to blur the photo.
Another of Koja’s hand crafted designs, which she describes as “wearable art”, was equally as titillating.
It featured a see-through body mesh adored with black dots, which strategically covered the model’s figure where needed.
While it’s not clear how waterproof the garment is, or how it would fare up at the beach with sand, it certainly leaves little else to the imagination.
Savahl swimwear doesn’t come cheap either, with its most recent collection advertised on the brand’s website for $450.
Despite the outlandish nature of Koja’s artwork, fans commended the show, describing it as “superb.”
“Stunning collection,” one raved on the Ema Savahl Instagram page.
“Wow!! These are INCREDIBLE!” another stated.
As one person declared: “Wonderful work, you did a beautiful job.”
“No way! This was a killer show,” someone else mused.
Savahl swimwear weren’t the only brand at Miami Swim Week showing off the “minimal” bikini – which was first highlighted by Vogue in May.
Paola Estefania also unveiled a string of nanoscopic ensembles, supposedly to rock when swimming, at the Miami show.
One included a model wearing just a tiny G-string with a see-through mesh wrap around skirt and a matching one-shoulder top, both adorned with feathers.
While she was completely braless, she did cover her nipples with flesh-colored stickers, that were fully visible under the transparent top.
Another of the Paola Estefania swimmers was just as minuscule, comprised of a black bandeau top with see-through panels, and matching bottoms.
Both were adorned with jewels, adding even more drama to the set.
But while many have described the skimpy bikinis as “show stopping”, the ridiculously extreme trend has left others wondering “who on earth” could wear them.
The annual swimwear show runs until July 12.