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Forgetting to pack your bathing suit can be an expensive inconvenience. Luckily, French company FMR has created the Permanent swimsuit (, now stocked in hotels and spas worldwide—among them Hyatt, Four Seasons, and Relais & Châteaux hotels in Asia and Europe. It’s made of a hypoallergenic papery material that’s chlorine- and seawater-resistant for up to nine swimming sessions, and is available as men’s shorts or a women’s one-piece. Added bonus: there’s no wet suit to pack, and the graphic tropical print is surprisingly good-looking.