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When Nigella Lawson emerged out of the sea on Sydney's Bondi beach dressed in one two years ago, it was greeted with astonishment.

But now burkinis – swimwear originally designed for Islamic women to protect their modesty – are soaring in popularity among British non-Muslims.

Demand is particularly strong among women keen to cover up their curves or protect their skin against the sun.


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