A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the bikini and its offspring: monokini, tankini, skirtini, etc. (Commenter John reminded me of Borat's mankini.) I've just discovered an Italian variation: the trikini.
It's clearly three pieces, thus the tri- prefix. However, unlike the cartoon girl (who is saying, "No trikini, no ocean!"), real women are apparently supposed to wear only two pieces at a time. Unless you fancy a belly band with your beachwear. Or you're from a galaxy far, far away where the women have two sets of breasts.
Spotted at Sartoria Vico, which I discovered via SwissMiss. Many other interesting and adaptable items of clothing at Sartoria Vico, if you have a few minutes to browse. I'm completely smitten with the Sciarpone scarf-sweater-thingy.