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Summer's Hottest Swimsuit Silhouette Is NOT Meant For Swimming

HuffPost logo HuffPost 17/5/2017 Carly Ledbetter

Off-the-shoulder swimsuits are officially the hottest swimsuit silhouette of the season, mimicking the growing trend we’ve seen in stores, streets and even the White House

Goop, J.Crew, Asos, Kohl’s and everyone in between are offering their own versions of the trendy top: 

J.Crew's $118 version of the suit. © J Crew J.Crew's $118 version of the suit.

While the swimsuits are undeniably cute, they’re clearly meant for sitting around the pool. Since you can’t even raise your arms above your head in these suits, you wouldn’t want to try to out-swim a shark in such a getup. 

Clearly not all swimsuit are meant for swimming, but these somewhat ridiculous tops would make it tough to even apply sunscreen (and they’d leave behind a pretty nasty tan line, too).

But if you’re cool with weird tan lines and not being able to swim, more power to you. Below are a few of our favorites: 

J.Crew © J.Crew

Buy the J.Crew ruffle off-the-shoulder bikini top for $58

Kohl's © Kohls

Luxe by Lisa Vogel © Neiman Marcus/Luxe by Lisa Vogel

Buy the Luxe by Lisa Vogel fringe benefits off-the-shoulder one-piece swimsuit for $148

Target © Target

Buy the Target Xhilaration off-the-shoulder bandeau bikini top for $19.99-$22.99

Pacsun © Pacsun

Jessica Simpson © Jessica Simpson

Buy the Jessica Simpson printed off-the-shoulder one-piece swimsuit for $112

Free People © Free People

Buy the Free People rose solid bikini top for $70

Charlotte Russe © Charlotte Russe

Buy the Charlotte Russe floral off-the-shoulder bikini top for $10.49

Adriana Degreas © Adriana Degreas via Goop

Buy the Adriana Degreas off-the-shoulder solid bikini for $266

Target © Target

Buy the Target Beach Betty women's slimming control floral off-the-shoulder bikini for $34.99

HuffPost reached out to J.Crew, who would not comment, and two other swimwear designers who have yet to comment.

Related: 11 swimsuits that look great on everyone (Provided by INSIDER)

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