Get Your Burkinis

Dynamic Sportswear For Todays Muslim Female

Check out some absolutely ridiculous ’sportswear’:

What do you get when you cross Australian beach culture with a desire to remain clothed in a way acceptable to Muslim women? If you’re designer Aheda Zanetti, you get what she says is the world’s first two-piece Islamic swimsuit, the burkini.

Two pieces, you know, a full body wrap and a Hijab-like hood.

I don’t know what it is, but there is something very bizarre about this photograph to the left. Come to think of it, it looks like these women are extras from a cheap Sci-Fi movie.

And how did this all come about?

“And when I was looking at her playing sport with a two-piece veil and a skivvy (long-sleeved, high-necked shirt) and the pants and then her netball jersey on top and then her skirt, I thought, ‘Oh my god, there must be something better than this’,” she said.

Lebanon-born Zanetti at first created a crop top which incorporated a veil into a modest shirt. She later moved into other sportswear items, including the swimwear, all the while keeping to her motto: “Modesty is number one.”


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