ITSY-BITSY, teeny-weeny bikinis are common — but now multicultural Australia has head-to-foot “burqinis”. Designer Aheda Zanetti calls the outfit an “Islamic bikini” because it has pants and a top. She said the costume, marketed under the name Ahiida and available on the internet, covered everything except hands, feet and face.
She said it had a “hijood”, named after the traditional hijab. Mother-of-four Adeeba Nabulsi said the outfit allowed her to swim with her children in mixed-sex public pools.
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