Chinese Women Are Using Full Body Suits And Facekinis To Keep Their Skin White.
Most of us want to lay out in the sun and tan, so we opt to wear some of the skimpiest outfits in order to get the best tan. But in other parts of the world, some women want to cover up more, but not necessarily for modesty. They're doing it to stay as white as possible while at the beach.
They are known as China's "facekinis" and their goal is to ensure that women stay white.
In the process of protecting fair skin, this woman ended up resembling a rooster from the neck up.
Photographer Philipp Engelhorn took these snaps of women who look a bit like Power Rangers.
While some women only cover up their faces and necks, others choose a full body floral cover.
It's not surprising to see beachgoers in areas like China's Eastern city of Qingdao wearing these.
They look like they belong to some sort of wrestling team. Maybe they were inspired by Spider-Man.
As odd as it might seem to us, this is actually a novel idea to protect one's face from UV rays.
While the facekini is mostly worn by middle-aged women, the trend is likely to go global.
The internet will probably find this trend to be highly amusing, but it could become high fashion.
Already, CR Fashion Book, a New York style magazine, published a photo shoot with the facekinis.
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