Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water … everyone’s showing up in shark-themed swimsuits and you just HAVE to find one.
Here are a few options to help you celebrate Shark Week like you mean it!
The hip leggings brand Black Milk Clothing created the Mr. Shark one-piece and matching leggings not just to cash in on the popularity of the Discovery Channel‘s toothsome ratings hit. Mr. Shark is also the mascot of the Brisbane-based cult label, whose followers are called Sharkies.
Both are made from stretch polyester, with the leggings going for $70 USD and the swimsuit $83. All swimsuit purchases are made to order, and the limited edition print will only be offered until Aug. 18.
And even real sharks have a recent to cheer this cool style: Black Milk is donating $1 from every sale to Project Aware, a conservation project run by an international group of scuba divers and focusing on shark preservation and marine debris cleanup.
A San Francisco designer who works under the name Bad Aby had a hit last summer with this memorable custom one-piece … which immediately spawned cheaper knock-offs.
The original Shark Bite Monokini comes with hand-finished leatherette “teeth” and sells for $120. Custom sizing options are also offered.
And for people whose taste in cartilaginous cetaceans favors the Orca, Bad Aby has expanded its line with the … you guessed it … Orkini (above left). Perfect for your next paddleboarding adventure in the great northwest.
And best news yet: Bad Aby is offering 15% off during a “Shark Week Sale”.
Shark vs Mermaid
Black Milk created this clever twist on an iconic image back in 2012, letting Bruce make a meal out of Ariel … and traumatizing beach-going toddlers the world over.
This suit is called Shark vs Mermaid, and it’s still available for $83.
If you ask us, though, anyone who wears this while swimming off Long Island is simply taunting the gods and deserves whatever comes next.