Who wants a boring ol’ bikini when you can have one covered in cats? Feline fashion has evolved over the past few years, from T-shirts and sweaters to shoes, dresses, and even leggings, but the final frontier is these super crazy swimsuits, which push the boundary from casual cat lover to obsessive cat addict.
I’m still not sure if you’ll see me wearing one of these suits, but don’t get me wrong, I love them in all their fanatical feline glory. If I run into anyone partaking in cat fashion by the sea this summer, I’ll be the first to give them a paws up for their commitment.
Mr. Gugu & Miss Go is a European brand, dedicated to making the people of Europe look “fresh, brave, original, and self-confident.” That self-confidence is key when we’re talking about their hypergraphic line of bathing suits featuring bold kitty prints.
The Crazy Cat Triangle suit is the triumph of their collection, a mind-melting mix of kitties and color. Recommended for any brave feline enthusiast who takes the term “crazy cat lady” as a compliment instead of an insult.
My favorite cat swimsuit selection this season is this sleek number by Civil, because of its commitment to feline realism.
The white one-piece, which also looks awesome under a pair of cut-offs, features an adorable pair of curious kittens who are ready to take the plunge. When it comes to cat fashion, I tend to prefer pieces that reflect kitties in the most literal sense, and these blue-eyed babies are just the right balance of kooky and cute.
Take your love for cats offline with a suit that’s all kitty on the top, party on the bottom!
I’m not a big fan of the bandeau look on myself, but I love the print of this catty two-piece that seemingly represents the rise of kitties in the digital world. Fashionista, on the other hand, disagrees, saying, “The top of which features creepy cat eyes where your boobs go … is just too much. The cat is there, but the taste level isn’t.”
Black cats are my jam, and what black cat lover among us hasn’t owned a “Le Chat Noir” something at one point in their lives? (I have a poster, shirt, clock, and more.)
Australian clothing brand BlackMilk has created the ultimate must-have piece for fans of the Th├®ophile-Alexandre Steinlen poster art, used to promote the 19th-century French cabaret. This graphic bathing suit is the definition of a wearable piece of art, and is a chic way to show your kitty pride at the beach.
For the ultimate jersey shore look (as a lifelong NJ resident, I can say that), BooHoo pulls out all the stops with this pretty Persian cat bikini, complete with sparkly accents.
The airbrushed feline top pops with diamond eyes and whiskers, while the side-tie bikini bottom benefits from an oversized rhinestone print. It’s definitely not a look for the modest cat lover, but perfect for a prospective cast member on the Real (Cat-Loving) Housewives of O.C.
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