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The big beachwear battle: Insta-kaftans v Love Island cutouts

By Lauren Cochrane

There is a standoff in swimwear this summer, between reality TV-style bodycon and boho waftiness. Which side will you be on?

Beachwear has gone Montagues v Capulets this summer. Two holiday looks are vying for supremacy, although they are not alike in dignity. In the Capulet corner is the kaftan crew: influencers who appear to be permanently on holiday and permanently covering up in a kaftan. File glossy-magazine editors here. One former Vogue editor, Pippa Holt, has even set up her own kaftan brand. On the Montague side is the Love Island look, all cutout swimsuits, thongs, high-cut bikinis and lots of flesh (Romeo and Benvolio would totally fit in at the villa, by the way).

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/jul/11/beachwear-battle-instagram-kaftan-love-island-cutout-swimwear