The birth of the burquini = swimwear for modest women

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

That’s what you get when you cross a burqa with a bikini. And Aheda Zanetti has created it here in Australia! She exports around the world and aims to get it to the Olympics. It’s meant for Muslim women who are required to dress modestly but could probably be used by a certain generation of Indian women too.

burqini swimwear

It’s been adopted by Surf Lifesaving Australia and is in use byMecca Laalaa, the first female, muslim surf-lifesaver in Sydney (wow, that that breaks a few stereotypes!).

See a video interview with Zanetti here.

 

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