Dear poolside, what is a mekini?

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I'm up to the task of finding the most trend setting, hippest, editorialist, swimsuits, and while hitting up our brick and mortar stores here in Trill City, I wondered- what an oxymoron.

How do you "make a statement" in what is basically stretchy underwear? What I normally ask myself when picking out an outfit: "What would an Olsen/Man Repeller/not-a-cougar wear" was out of the question. Mainly because I Googled that + swimsuit and didn't get an answer. I looked to my Trend Encyclopedia and realized that nothing I wear is bikini-able. No pant suits, There isn't any room, literally, for gender bending. No denim, flannel, or droopy pants. I was left on a Lycra voyage of what was "me." What do the fashion "it" girls wear when they get off the streets of Paris/Milan/Williamsburg and on to the beach? It hit me- the cool girls are like bombshell butterflies that emerge from overalled cocoons! When temperatures get above 80 degrees and you add water, the hip shed almost everything to reveal wares that in fact are very sexy. The Shoe Diet is also mega helpful in being fit, after all, in tiny triangle tops, or plunging mono-kinins, there's not a lot to hide under.

Here's some fierce swimwear with some zoo-y options of course:

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Top Shop

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We Are Handsome

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Chromat

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Hervé Legér

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Lisa Marie Fernandez

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Ete Swim

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Missoni

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Pucci