The 'Towelkini' is half towel, half beachwear, and all of your summer needs

The 'Towelkini' is half towel, half beachwear, and all of your summer needs

You know what time it is, folks, it's summertime, and for most of us, that means one thing above all else - heading to the beach. But that also means a lot of fiddling around; getting your swimsuit, getting your basket, suntan lotion - it's all a bit of a pain in the neck, isn't it?

But once you're all the way out there and ready to soak up some rays, you realise all too late you've forgotten something very important - your towel. But with this amazing invention, that very specific all-too-familiar issue will plague you no longer!

Behold, ladies and gentlemen (okay, mostly the ladies on this one): the Towelkini. It's exactly what it sounds like - a towel that doubles as beachwear, created by Aria McManus, so lie on the beach and walk around without having to do so much as look around you. Where's your towel? Oh, you're wearing it!

The Towelkini leaves your legs nice and exposed for maximum sunnage, but as a result you're going to want to wear bottoms. Otherwise, there's going to be a full moon at the beach, if you know what I mean. Putting it on the other way will leave you covered when you're face down on the beach, but you'll be exposed up front too. Dress accordingly.

"Towelkini by Aria McManus melds the two essentials for all things beach, no need to carry a cumbersome towel and an easy to lose swimsuit — here they come as one, materialized as ideal," says the product description, and if you're not sold, then I seriously have to question your summer ambition.

I wouldn't buy one just by itself - swimwear would be recommended, unless you're on a nudist beach - but for $199, you get to be the trendiest person at the beach, and I think that's well worth it. Check it out on Special Special, but hurry! Summer is just round the corner, folks.