Remember a time when it was cool to wear your jeans slung real low with your thong sticking out at the back? I mean the world was so enamoured with it that noughties rapper Sisqo even made an earworm of a song about it.

Presenting Exhibit A

And then a couple of years passed by and we looked back at those memories in disgust going “Never again!” Well, today we’ve come to the realisation and horror that the worst trend of the late ‘90s and early ‘2000s is officially back. And with summer knocking on Hollywood’s door, our social media feeds have been flooded with the sun, sea, LOTS of yachts, and yes, lots and lots of bums.

Introducing the buttkini. What is the difference you may ask? Let us explain with the usage of Kardashian/Hadid ‘grams. For one, a thong fully exposes the entirety of the bum, cheeks and all.

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A buttkini however, offers more coverage with an extremely high waist but with around only half of your bum showing and always stuck in a permanent wedgie. Call it the conservative thong if you must, or g-string lite. Great for pictures and a Baywatch themed party, actual movement however, not so much. If you yearn to show off that bum of yours knock yourself out. You do you. I for one am going to sit this one out in the shade, in my modestly covered onesie.

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