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And there was much rejoicing.

It may still only be spring, but summer is right around the corner, and that means everybody’s favorite summer activity is coming: Slipping into swimwear and getting wet and wild!

One Japanese fashion company’s summer lineup skirts the line between swimsuit and undergarments like never before. Yume Tenbo, a maker of women’s apparel, recently released their Dear My Love collection, a set of four swimsuits based off lingerie and camisole designs.

▼ Now you really can wear your underwear to the pool!
Or…you can wear your swimsuit to bed too, I guess, if that’s what you’re into.

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Each set costs 5,900 yen (US$53) and comes in medium and large sizes. The pieces are meant to make the wearer “feel like a princess from a fairy tale who will be beautiful and loved forever.”

Do the swimsuits accomplish that goal? We’ll leave you with some more samples to decide for yourself. For, uh, science.

▼ Here’s the flower corsage bikini. (Awesome hat unfortunately not included.)

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▼ The “babydoll” camisole bikini, for when you’re having a sleepover
at the beach and only have room for one change of clothes.

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▼ The lace frill “lolita” bikini, complete with ribbons and heart-shaped buttons,
to show the world how ready for summer/slumber you are.

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▼ And finally the cherry and strawberry cream one piece,
for those who gravitate toward the more fruity things in life.

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Suddenly feeling interested in getting an underwear-inspired bathing suit for yourself? They’re all currently available for preorder at Yume Tenbo’s website and would make a perfect summer gift for your sweetheart, significant other, or uh, other special friend.

Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone if you buy one for your life-sized Evangelion figure or monster-size Totoro plushie. You just do you, friend. You just do you.

Source: Yume Tenbo via KAI-YOU
Images: Yume Tenbo