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Neoprene wetsuits aren’t the epitome of summer fashion — unless, of course, you prefer scuba diving to neighborhood barbecues. But select designers are turning the wetsuit into an everyday look. Wetsuit-inspired clothing is typically slim-fitting, creating a feminine silhouette for the wearer without showing too much skin. And, after all, what better way to celebrate summer than by wearing an outfit you’d wear to the beach?
1. Alexander McQueen’s Scuba Fit-and-Flare Dress
This flirty dress, available in red, is a great selection for a night out. Its sleeveless, large- tabbed epaulets and asymmetric, layered hem — balanced by the slim, natural waist — give it a certain flair ($2,295).
2. Alexander Wang’s Long-Sleeve Scuba Zip Dress
The wetsuit, without a doubt, was the inspiration for this paneled dress. Available in midnight, this slim-fitting, structured piece by the New York-based designer — an expert in this niche, having used scuba influences for years — has a rounded neckline with zip details and a hidden back zipper ($450).
3. Narcisco Rodriguez’s Sleeveless Cutout Scuba Crepe Jumpsuit
This chic, sleeveless black jumpsuit with a cutout, plunging neckline features curved yoked pants, flared legs and a banded seam at the natural waist. The cutouts and neckline capture the ultramodern look that has put Rodriguez at the forefront of Young Hollywood, while the flared legs and waistline convey a feminine silhouette. ($2,195).
4. Shoshanna’s Sleeveless Laser-Cut Scuba Dress
This slim-fitting dress in lattice laser-cut scuba fabric has a mesh-like appearance, giving the wearer added attitude and spunk. The pattern is balanced by the contrasted band, square neckline and pencil skirt. Available in jet ($395).
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