personally i don't think it will replace the topless bikini
It was created by a former English teacher and uses operating theatre technology, but a strapless and backless bikini unveiled yesterday is set to become the sexiest sight of the summer.
The gravity-defying garment, which has been christened the Demikini, allows women to develop a tan free from strap marks.
Demikini: special gel fixes the garment in place
Wearers apply a gel solution under the arm which fixes the fabric to their skin.
"The gel is most commonly used in operations, but feels very comfortable and lets the wearer jump and bounce around as much as they want," said a spokesman for manufacturer the Stirling Group.
The product, which will sell for about £26, will be available in the high street and in the Queen's own underwear stockist, Rigby & Peller.
It was dreamt up by a former teacher Jill Silver, a mother of two from Manchester. She said: "I felt that sunbathing could be a real chore and that I was always working hard to eliminate the strap marks and lines from the day before."
She said she knew her product would be a success after wearing a prototype on holiday. "When I walked around the pool I noticed men and women whispering and commenting," she said. "It wasn't long before I was being questioned about it."