The idea of generating energy with your clothes isn't necessarily a bad one, it's just that we aren't quite at a point where we have found a nice balance between form and function. Solar Coterie is offering solar bikinis that look like they are crafted from jagged panes of glass. Men, your chance to look like a walking chandelier is coming soon. 

The practical element of this swimwear is actually pretty appealing. You can actually charge your iPhone in a USB slot on the suit. Unfortunately, you'll have to choose between swimming and charging: you need to be completely dry if you want to juice up that iPod. Now we just have to wait until you can wear one of these things on the the beach without getting beaten up. Gentlemen, you're going to have to wait for your solar powered trunks, but ladies, custom orders are being taken for the bargain basement price of $1000.