Duct Tape Bikinis Are a Thing Now and They Sound Painful AF

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Apparently, the summer’s hottest new trend is… duct tape bikinis?

Fashion’s latest WTF moment just occurred at Miami Swim week. Designer Joel Alvarez created a variety of ensembles that took the shape of swimsuits, but instead of sporting the usual nylon and spandex, the models were wearing nothing but tape!

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The curvaceous ladies bared all as they strutted down the runway in various configurations of the colorful sticky material. The designs are so intricate it’s honestly mind-blowing!

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The show was promoting the latest collection from his label, The Black Tape Project. It turns out Joel is actually quite the tape connoisseur! The artist started out as a photographer, but one day a model suggesting putting tape on her during a shoot. Fast forward a decade, and now he creates tape art for clients all over the world!

While the designs are impressive, we’re not exactly sure the “swimsuits” would be functional for a day at the beach. But who knows? If the Kardashians try it, we know it’ll be the next big thing.