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Fortnight Swimwear

Minimalist Canadian-made bathing suits.

Canadian lingerie line Fortnight has branched out, offering swimwear for the first time. The five-piece collection seems straight out of a hypothetical utopia—where the concept of bathing suit shopping has shed its sinister connotations and instead simply entails selecting a flattering, comfortable, and chic style with ease.

A wire-free longline bikini top features a reinforced band and lined cups for support, while a tie-back one piece allows for a customized fit, and a leotard-like maillot with body-contouring lines could easily double as daywear. Three separate bottom styles (including a glamorous high-waist) allow for further mix-and-matching.

Perhaps in a nod to the paradox of choice (the well-researched phenomenon that too many choices make people unhappy) the entire inaugural Fortnight swimwear line comes in one colour and fabric: a quick drying, highly opaque black matte jersey. Consider it elegant swimwear, simplified.

This article was updated February 2018 to include styles from Fortnight’s summer 2018 collection.

Originally published June 12, 2017.


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