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Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan models the burkini

Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan models the burkini
April 9, 2017

Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan has recently been pictured wearing the Australian-designed full-body ‘burkini’ swimsuit while in Thailand.

Lohan - who has recently been studying Islam - opted for a burkini as she set out for a paddleboarding session on the Thai resort island of Phuket.

The two-piece ensemble covered the 30-year-old Mean Girls actress head-to-toe.

The burkini (also known as the burqini) was originally designed in Australia by Aheda Zanetti as an option for women who want to conserve their modesty in respect of Islamic traditions.

Zanetti explained last year that the garment is not worn exclusively by Muslims.

She told The Washington Post “we've sold to Jews, Hindus, Christians, Mormons, women with various body issues.

“We've had men asking for them, too.”

Seldom out of the news, the modest swimwear worn by some Muslim women, has also been the subject of clashes between leading candidates in the French Presidential election, with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron clashing over the swimsuit.

Macron argued that the burkini was a "local matter" and not a challenge to France's tradition of secularism as Le Pen suggested.

Images: Splash News Online

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