In what could be the ultimate sign of UK’s growing diversity, Middle England’s favourite retailer has started selling burkinis.
Marks & Spencer now stocks two styles of the full-length swimwear, which is designed to protect the modesty of Muslim women.
The company explains that the £49.50 suit ‘covers the whole body with the exception of the face, hands and feet, without compromising on style’ and boasts: ‘It’s lightweight so you can swim in comfort.’
The swimsuits are now available from the company’s website in the UK and will soon be on sale at the company’s flagship store in Marble Arch, Central London.
As well as appealing to Muslim women in the UK, the designs may prove popular with women worried about the damage that exposure to the sun could do to the skin.