CAST your mind back to the beginning of this year and you'll remember a certain pair of extremely high-cut bikini bottoms which took the internet by storm.
In January, Aussie brand Beginning Boutique went viral for a pair of pants so skimpy and highly strung that shoppers joked they'd had "less intrusive smear tests".
Well just when we were beginning to think that this was some sort of cruel blip in the fashion space-time continuum, an American swimwear brand has gone and confirmed all our fears: this is a style that just refuses to go away.
Revival Swimwear has sent models down the runway at New York Fashion in some of the most extremely high-cut bikini bottoms we've ever seen - and it hurts just looking at them.
First up was a black belted one-piece which looked normal enough at first glance with its demure neckline and buckle detail.
But let's just say, the extremely high-cut bottoms would threaten to flash your privates if you ever dared to wear them out in public.
For reasons we can't understand, Revival has also brought out the risque one-piece in white - just in case it couldn't be any more impractical.
But it doesn't just end with one-pieces.
Scooping up the award for "Bikini Most Likely to Give You Dodgy Tanlines" is the brand's equally high-cut and circular studded swimwear.
Along with an extremely uncomfortable-looking set of bottoms, both items in this two-piece have circular gaps which may just make you return from holiday with a serious case of chicken pox.
That said, we'd still pick this flawed style over the highcut one-piece of fashion nightmares any day...
But seriously high-cut bottoms isn't the first wildly impractical swimwear trend we've seen this year.
Something of a functioning wardrobe malfunction, underboob bikinis are still proving as popular as ever before while ASOS took things one step further this summer when they brought out a VERY revealing £9 buckle-up top.
We'll just stick to our bogstandard one-pieces thanks.