Meet the Towelkini

Summer is just around the corner and there’s one swimsuit style that is already generating a ton of buzz — the Towelkini — the part-towel, part-swimsuit innovation that has the Internet buzzing. Aria McManus designed the two-in-one item (which is 100% cotton) last summer as a way to replace the need for a towel.The product description explains that the interesting invention, “melds the two essentials for all things beach, no need to carry a cumbersome towel and an easy to lose swimsuit – here they come as one, materialized as ideal.” The seemingly versatile accessory can be worn lying down for sunbathing purposes or can double-up as a dress. The clothing item, which also comes in gold, is available at for $199, which is not exactly a cheap alternative to typical beachwear.