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.The bikini or two piece is a women's swimsuit with two parts, one covering the breasts, the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two (optionally in the case of the Tankini).^ Source: wikipedia A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts: one covering the breasts (optionally in the case of the monokini), the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two garments.
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^ "When the Girl from Ipanema contests that Vinicius de Moraes reacted against continued, the girls who took part knew they were being compared to a girl who wore a two-piece swimsuit.
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^ One last caveat before we get to Isabel's advice -- I know the idea of bikini waxing (particularly full-on Brazilians) skeeves some women out.
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.It is often worn in hot weather or while swimming.^ It is often worn in hot weather or while swimming.
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.The shapes of both parts of a bikini resemble women's underwear, and the lower part can range from revealing thong or g-string to briefs and modest square-cut shorts.^ The shapes of both parts of a bikini closely resemble women's underwear, and the lower part of a bikini can therefore range from the more revealing thong or g-string, to briefs, and modest square-cut shorts.
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^ The thong bikini is a swimsuit that consists of a typical bikini top (usually a string top) with thong bikini bottoms.
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^ Mens bikinis can have both high or low side panels and normally rest lower than the true waist or at the upper hips.
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Merriam–Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition) describes the bikini as "a woman's scanty two-piece bathing suit", "a man's brief swimsuit" and "a man's or woman's low-cut briefs".
.Predecessors of the bikini, which shocked when it appeared on French beaches in 1947, dates back to antiquity, in Çatalhöyük[1] and the Greco-Roman world.^ The bikini made its first proper introduction to the world of fashion design on July 5, 1946, as it is was worn and displayed at a Paris fashion show by French model Micheline Bernardini.
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^ Just as the bikini shocked its male and female observers in 1946, this now immensely popular swimsuit continues to shock the world with its rather enigmatic style and design.
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[2] .The modern bikini was invented by French engineer Louis Réard in 1946. He named it after Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, the site of the Operation Crossroads nuclear weapon tests in July that year.^ Named after Bikini Atoll, where nuclear weapons were tested; it was reckoned that the bathing suit would cause as much excitement as an atom bomb.
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^ The bikini made its first proper introduction to the world of fashion design on July 5, 1946, as it is was worn and displayed at a Paris fashion show by French model Micheline Bernardini.
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^ Only a few years after the introduction of the bikini in 1946, fashion designers began to create new innovations to keep their swimsuit a step above other swimsuits.
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.The reasoning was that the burst of excitement created by it would be like a nuclear device.^ Named after Bikini Atoll, where nuclear weapons were tested; it was reckoned that the bathing suit would cause as much excitement as an atom bomb.
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.The monokini, a bikini variant, is a back formation from bikini, interpreting the first syllable as the Latin prefix bi- meaning "two" or "doubled", and substituting for it mono- meaning "one".[3] Jacques Heim called his bikini precursor the Atome, named for its size, and Louis Réard claimed to have "split the Atome" to make it smaller.^ The string bikini is one of the first and most classic renovations of the traditional bikini.
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^ Source: wikipedia A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts: one covering the breasts (optionally in the case of the monokini), the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two garments.
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^ The lower part of the bikini was further reduced in size in the 1970s to the Brazilian thong, where the back of the suit is so thin that it disappears into the buttocks.
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From a 1949 Los Angeles Times report: "The bathing beauty queen—blond Bebe Shopp, 18, of Hopkins, Minn.—got an enthusiastic welcome in Paris, but she said she hasn't changed her mind about French swim suits. ... .'I don't approve of Bikini suits for American girls,' Bebe told her French interviewers.^ Men and women alike assumed that the suit was simply too bare and scandalous for conservative American women to don in public.
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.'The French girls can wear them if they want to, but I still don't approve of them on American girls."^ They don't have to wear those long burqas anymore."
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^ They don't want to be sued by you if they rip up your sutures.
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The bikini is perhaps the most popular female beachwear around the globe, according to French fashion historian Olivier Saillard due to "the power of women, and not the power of fashion". As he explains, "The emancipation of swimwear has always been linked to the emancipation of women."[5] By the mid 2000s bikinis had become a US$811 million business annually, according to the NPD Group, a consumer and retail information company.[6] .The bikini has boosted spin-off services like bikini waxing and the sun tanning industries.^ I had noticed that the Asian nail salon around the corner from my office building offered cheap waxing services ($15 for bikini) so I decided to try them out.
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^ Kate - I have an epilator, and I like it, although I just use it on my legs and use wax strips for the bikini line.
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^ "It's perfect for laying on the beach and getting an all-over tan like you've been sitting in the sun naked."But it felt so weird.
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History

The "Bikini girls" mosaic showing women exercising, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily
Micheline Bernardini modeling one of the first modern bikinis
.Artwork dating back to the Diocletian period (286-305 AD) in Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily depicts women in garments resembling bikinis in mosaics on the floor.^ Two-piece garments worn by women for athletic purposes have been observed on Greek urns and paintings, dated as early as 1400 BC. Ancient artwork from over 1700 years ago in Villa Romana del Casale have depicted women in garments resembling modern-day bikinis..
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^ Drawing evidence from 300 A.D. Roman mosaics, historians point to the bikini as the swimsuit of choice for ancient Roman women.
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[5][8] .The images of ten women, dubbed the "Bikini Girls",[9] exercising in clothing that would pass as bikinis today, are the most replicated mosaic among the 37 million colored tiles at the site.^ With all of the options available to women in terms of style, the bikini is currently the most popular swimsuit choice among young women.
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^ Drawing evidence from 300 A.D. Roman mosaics, historians point to the bikini as the swimsuit of choice for ancient Roman women.
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^ It would be interesting to learn if Louis Reard has the foresight to know of the far-reaching implications of the scanty two pieces of cloth that comprised the original bikini.
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[10] .Archeological finds, especially in Pompeii, show the Roman goddess Venus wearing a bikini.^ (In case you don't know, that means just the hair that would show if you are wearing a bikini.
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A statue of Venus in a bikini was found in cupboard in the southwest corner in Casa della Venere, others were found in the front hall.[11] A statue of Venus was recovered from the tablinum of the house of Julia Felix,[12] and another from an atrium at the garden at Via Dell'Abbondanza.[13]
.The modern bikini started to emerge again in 1907, when Australian swimmer and performer Annette Kellerman was arrested on a Boston beach for wearing a form-fitting one-piece which became an accepted swimsuit for women by 1910. In 1913, inspired by the introduction of women into Olympic swimming, designer Carl Jantzen made the first functional two-piece swimwear, a close-fitting one-piece with shorts on the bottom and short sleeves on top.^ It is a term largely used by fashion designers to differentiate one-piece swimsuits from two-piece bikini swimsuits.
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^ This top is paired with traditional bikini bottoms.
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^ From night club wear to swimwear, they're the ones who know how to help you show off everything you've got.
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[14] .By the 1930s, necklines plunged at the back, sleeves disappeared and sides were cut away.^ A low-cut or plunging neckline will draw even more attention to the bust.
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.Hollywood endorsed the new glamour with films such as Neptune's Daughter in which Esther Williams wore provocatively named costumes such as "Double Entendre" and "Honey Child".[15] With new materials like lastex and nylon, by 1934 the swimsuit started hugging the body and had shoulder straps to lower for tanning.^ The swimsuit consisted of short-style bottoms with thin straps over the shoulders to hold the bottoms in place.
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^ While a black swimsuit will likely do the trick for slimming your body, you may be able to do even better by using swimsuit colors wisely.
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^ Once you have all of the necessary materials to make your swimsuit, you are ready to starting cutting and sewing.
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.By the early 1940s two-piece swimsuits were frequent on American beaches.^ The original thong swimsuit was available in three models: a tank one-piece suit, a two-piece bikini, and a topless swimsuit with thong bottoms only.
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^ While the “bi” in the term bikini does not technically have anything to do with the two-piece construction of the swimsuit, a short-lived “trikini” was introduced in 1968.
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^ Like so many other swimsuit designs that have been inspired by the sexy style of Brazilian beaches, the thong quickly gained popularity after its introduction to the American market.
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Hollywood stars like Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner tried similar swimwear or beachwear.[17] Pin ups of Hayworth and Esther Williams in the costume were widely distributed.[14] .Finally, the modern bikini was introduced by French engineer Louis Réard and fashion designer Jacques Heim in Paris in 1946. Réard was a car engineer but by 1946 he was running his mother's lingerie boutique near Les Folies Bergères in Paris.^ Barely leading the charge, Jacques Heim, a fashion designer and beach shop owner in the French resort town of Cannes, introduced his swimsuit creation, the “Atome,” early in the summer of 1946.
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^ The bikini made its first proper introduction to the world of fashion design on July 5, 1946, as it is was worn and displayed at a Paris fashion show by French model Micheline Bernardini.
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^ Only a few years after the introduction of the bikini in 1946, fashion designers began to create new innovations to keep their swimsuit a step above other swimsuits.
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[18] Heim was working on a new kind of beach costume. .It comprised two pieces, the bottom large enough to cover its wearer's navel.^ The original thong swimsuit was available in three models: a tank one-piece suit, a two-piece bikini, and a topless swimsuit with thong bottoms only.
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^ In the beginning of the bikini’s history, bottoms tended to rise to the navel and cover a large section of the upper thighs.
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^ It would be interesting to learn if Louis Reard has the foresight to know of the far-reaching implications of the scanty two pieces of cloth that comprised the original bikini.
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.In May 1946, he advertised it as the world's "smallest bathing suit". Réard named his swimsuit the "bikini", taking the name from the Bikini Atoll, one of a series of islands in the South Pacific where testing on the new atomic bomb was occurring that summer.^ Most scholars assume that the bikini swimsuit was named after the famous Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands.
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^ Named after Bikini Atoll, where nuclear weapons were tested; it was reckoned that the bathing suit would cause as much excitement as an atom bomb.
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^ The message these skywriters carried was simple but powerful marketing: “Bikini—smaller than the smallest bathing suit in the world.” Perhaps due to Reard’s obvious marketing skills or a simple turn of fate, the name bikini became the official tag for the two-piece swimsuit.
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.Historians assume Reard termed his swimsuit the "bikini" because he believed its revealing style would create reactions among people similar to those created by America’s atomic bomb in Japan just one summer earlier.^ The term maillot refers to a traditional one-piece style of swimsuit.
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^ Many etymologists have assumed that Reard believed his swimsuit creation would create a shock equal in its reverberation to that of the atomic bomb (as it proved to do in the following years).
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^ When Reard planned to showcase his swimsuit creation at a Paris fashion show, he was unable to find any Parisian models who would be seen in the skimpy garment.
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[19] .Réard sliced the top off the bottoms and advertised it as "smaller than the smallest swimsuit".[20][21] Réard could not find a model to wear his design.^ The thong bikini is a swimsuit that consists of a typical bikini top (usually a string top) with thong bikini bottoms.
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^ This swimsuit boasted a detachable top that could be zipped away from the trunk bottoms.
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^ Because the monokini was designed as far more of a fashion statement than a flattering piece of swimwear, it is difficult to determine the most ideal body type for this type of swimsuit.
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.He ended up hiring Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris.^ Finally, he hired Micheline Bernardini, a model who also worked as a nude dancer in a Paris nightclub to debut the bikini to the fashion world.
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^ The bikini made its first proper introduction to the world of fashion design on July 5, 1946, as it is was worn and displayed at a Paris fashion show by French model Micheline Bernardini.
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[22] .That bikini, a string bikini with a g-string back of 30 square inches (194 cm2) of clothes with newspaper type printed across, was introduced on July 5 at Piscine Molitor, a public pool in Paris.^ The bikini made its first proper introduction to the world of fashion design on July 5, 1946, as it is was worn and displayed at a Paris fashion show by French model Micheline Bernardini.
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^ Bikini Styles: Thong Bikini Wednesday, July 30, 2008.
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^ Louis Reard’s original bikini consisted of only 30 square inches of fabric.
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[14][23] .Heim's design was the first worn on the beach, but clothing was given its name by Réard.^ The bikini made its first proper introduction to the world of fashion design on July 5, 1946, as it is was worn and displayed at a Paris fashion show by French model Micheline Bernardini.
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Bikini variants

Thong bikini
Tankini
The bikini has spawned many stylistic variations. .A regular bikini is defined as a two pieces of garments that cover the groin and buttocks at the lower end and the breasts in the upper end.^ Source: wikipedia A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts: one covering the breasts (optionally in the case of the monokini), the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two garments.
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^ The string bikini is most often composed of four triangles of material--one piece each for the breasts, crotch, and butt.
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^ Besides the general uniting definition of a two-piece style of swimsuit that bonds these bikinis, they often have very little else in common.
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.Some bikinis can offer a large amount of coverage, while other bikinis provide only the barest minimum.^ Some bikinis can offer a large amount of coverage, while other bikinis provide only the barest amount of coverage considered socially acceptable.
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^ The halter bikini now comes in a wide variety of styles, including designs offering tie straps, extra breast coverage, minimal breast coverage, wide straps, and thin, string straps.
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^ The bandini is best for women with large breasts, of course, as it can provide valuable, minimizing coverage.
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.Topless variants may still be considered bikinis, although technically no longer two-piece swimsuits.^ The prices are reasonable and They have tons of varietiy of swimwear, bikinis, one piece swimsuits and more.
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^ Besides the general uniting definition of a two-piece style of swimsuit that bonds these bikinis, they often have very little else in common.
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^ Source: wikipedia A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts: one covering the breasts (optionally in the case of the monokini), the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two garments.
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.[24][25] Along with a variation in designs, the term bikini was followed by an often hilarious lexicon including the monokini (top part missing), seekini (transparent bikini), tankini (tank top, bikini bottom), camikini (camisole top and bikini bottom) and hikini.^ This top is paired with traditional bikini bottoms.
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^ Also, be sure the tankini tops and bottoms meet.
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^ The term bikini has now become so lodged in the vocabulary of swimsuits that several new types of swimsuits have spawned from it, including the bandini, tankini, camikini, and monokini.
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[26] .Since fashions of different centuries exist beside one another in early 21st century, though it is possible to imagine a woman combining a bikini and a 1910 bathing costume.^ Well there has been quite a comeback from the "monokini" - a cutout one-piece swimsuit that has the sexiness of the bikini, but leaves a little more to the imagination.
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^ It was designed to combine the modest coverage of a one-piece swimsuit with the convenience of a bikini (a woman need only remove the bottoms to use the bathroom).
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^ Some historians believe that the bikini may have been one of the first public swimming costumes in existence.
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.Bikini tops come in several different styles and cuts, including a halter-style neck that offers more coverage and support, a strapless bandeau, a rectangular strip of fabric covering the breasts that minimizes large breasts, a top with cups similar to a push-up bra, and the more traditional triangle cups that lift and shape the breasts.^ The halter bikini now comes in a wide variety of styles, including designs offering tie straps, extra breast coverage, minimal breast coverage, wide straps, and thin, string straps.
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^ A bandeau or halter bikini is also appropriate, but be sure the cut of the swimsuit is tasteful.
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^ Bikini bottoms, also, can vary in their style and cut and in the amount of coverage they offer.
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.Bikini bottoms vary in style and cut and in the amount of coverage they offer, coverage ranging anywhere from complete underwear-style coverage, as in the case of more modest bottom pieces like briefs, shorts, or briefs with a small skirt-panel attached, to almost full exposure, as in the case of the thong bikini.^ The bikini pictured was a relatively modest, white swimsuit with brief-style bottoms and a bra-like top.
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^ Brief-style bottoms can be flattering for many women, as well, depending upon the amount of coverage they offer.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Bottom coverage can range anywhere from complete underwear-style coverage to almost full exposure (as evidenced by the ever more popular thong bikini).
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

.Skimpier styles have narrow sides, including V-cut (in front), French cut (with high-cut sides) and low-cut string (with string sides).^ The halter bikini now comes in a wide variety of styles, including designs offering tie straps, extra breast coverage, minimal breast coverage, wide straps, and thin, string straps.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ When using the term maillot, fashion designers are generally speaking of a tank-style one-piece swimsuit with high-cut legs.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

[24][25] .In just one major fashion show in 1985 were two-piece suits with cropped tank tops instead of the usual skimpy bandeaux, suits that are bikinis in front and one-piece in back, suspender straps, ruffles, and daring, navel-baring cutouts.^ When Reard planned to showcase his swimsuit creation at a Paris fashion show, he was unable to find any Parisian models who would be seen in the skimpy garment.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The bikini began to be marketed and sold in the United States just one year after its introduction in France.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The original thong swimsuit was available in three models: a tank one-piece suit, a two-piece bikini, and a topless swimsuit with thong bottoms only.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

[28] .Subsequent variations on the theme include the monokini, tankini, string bikini, thong, slingshot, minimini, teardrop, and micro.^ The thong bikini is a swimsuit that consists of a typical bikini top (usually a string top) with thong bikini bottoms.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The thong bikini began in the 1970s and was introduced to the American market by the maker of the monokini, Rudi Gernreich.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The term bikini has now become so lodged in the vocabulary of swimsuits that several new types of swimsuits have spawned from it, including the bandini, tankini, camikini, and monokini.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

[29]

Bikini underwear

.Types of underwear worn by both men and women are identified as bikini underwear, similar in size and revealing nature to the bottom half of a bikini bathing suit.^ The bikini is currently the most revealing swimsuit option available for women (although maillot swimsuits with cutouts are certainly quite revealing).
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Men and women alike assumed that the suit was simply too bare and scandalous for conservative American women to don in public.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The shapes of both parts of a bikini closely resemble women's underwear, and the lower part of a bikini can therefore range from the more revealing thong or g-string, to briefs, and modest square-cut shorts.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

.For women, bikini underwear can refer to virtually any tight, skimpy, or revealing undergarment that provides less coverage to the midsection than traditional underwear, panties or knickers.^ Ursula Andress "Women shop for a bikini with more care than they do a husband.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The bandini is best for women with large breasts, of course, as it can provide valuable, minimizing coverage.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The bikini is currently the most revealing swimsuit option available for women (although maillot swimsuits with cutouts are certainly quite revealing).
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

.For men, a bikini is a type of undergarment that is smaller and more revealing than men's briefs.^ Ursula Andress "Women shop for a bikini with more care than they do a husband.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Men who did not want to show off everything they had to the world, however, could always opt for a more boxer-type of swim shorts.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Because the monokini was designed as far more of a fashion statement than a flattering piece of swimwear, it is difficult to determine the most ideal body type for this type of swimsuit.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

Sports bikini

Sports bikini in Beach Volleyball
German pole vaulter Floé Kühnert
.There is evidence of ancient roman women playing Expulsim Ludere, an early version of handball.^ Drawing evidence from 300 A.D. Roman mosaics, historians point to the bikini as the swimsuit of choice for ancient Roman women.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

[30] .Female athletes who play beach volleyball professionally usually wear two-pieces.^ In the 2005 thriller ‘Deep Blue’ Jessica Alba plays a girl who wears a blue bikini.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Minoan wall paintings from approximately 1600 B.C. also depict women wearing the seemingly quite popular two-piece bathing costume.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, I play beach volleyball a lot and being on TV in your bathing suit tends to add some pressure to make sure you're clean.
  • Alpha Mom™ - Baby, Pregnancy, Toddler, Motherhood, Baby Names, and Baby Product Reviews 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC www.alphamom.com [Source type: General]

.These bikinis are designed with functionality rather than fashion in mind.^ The bikini made its first proper introduction to the world of fashion design on July 5, 1946, as it is was worn and displayed at a Paris fashion show by French model Micheline Bernardini.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Because the monokini was designed as far more of a fashion statement than a flattering piece of swimwear, it is difficult to determine the most ideal body type for this type of swimsuit.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Only a few years after the introduction of the bikini in 1946, fashion designers began to create new innovations to keep their swimsuit a step above other swimsuits.
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Beach volleyball

.In 1994, the bikini became the official uniform of women's Olympic beach volleyball, marking a female sexuality that was also athletic.^ The bikini became the official beach volleyball uniform for women when the Olympic Committee officially recognized the sport in 1993.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Jumping on board the sexual revolution of the 1960s (during which men and women began to seriously reconsider the public ban of nudity), the string bikini became a popular bikini style in the 1970s.
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It also sold tickets.[6] .Dancers, sex appeal and bikinis worn by women players as much as athletic ability made beach volleyball the fifth largest television audience of all the sports at the Games at Bondi Beach in Australia in 2000 Olympics.^ The bikini became the official beach volleyball uniform for women when the Olympic Committee officially recognized the sport in 1993.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The halter bikini has been popular for several years among women of all ages.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Such support also makes the halter bikini one of the best choices for beach sports.
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[31] .The popularity of Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball, a video game for Xbox, was attributed to the scantily clad women.^ The bikini became the official beach volleyball uniform for women when the Olympic Committee officially recognized the sport in 1993.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Beach Sports : Whether you are engaging in a competitive game of beach volleyball or a casual round of Frisbee, you will definitely want a swimsuit that stays in place.
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[32]

Athletics

.Often the women in athletics also wear bikinis, not much larger than in beach volleyball.^ Ursula Andress "Women shop for a bikini with more care than they do a husband.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Additionally, I have found waxing the inner thigh and outer bikini area at home is great to do in-between waxes as it tends to grow much faster than the rest of my hair (In my case) and then I can still go to the beach in between waxes.
  • Alpha Mom™ - Baby, Pregnancy, Toddler, Motherhood, Baby Names, and Baby Product Reviews 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC www.alphamom.com [Source type: General]

^ Unlike the word swimsuit, which is entirely functional and descriptive in its purpose, the word bikini implies much more about the bikini’s history than it does the bikini’s purpose.
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Amy Acuff, an US high-jumper, wore a black leather bikini instead of a track suit, at Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics.[33] .Speedster Florence Griffith-Joyner mixed bikini bottoms with one-legged tights in Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics, which earned her more attention than her record breaking in Women's 200 meters.^ The Roxy Women's Be Hippie Super Low Bikini Bottom shows just how sexy hippie can be.
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^ Relax, throw on the Roxy Womens No Worries Scooter Bikini Bottom, grab your favorite beach chair, and head to the beach.
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^ The prices are reasonable and They have tons of varietiy of swimwear, bikinis, one piece swimsuits and more.
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[34] Towns like Porto Seguro in Brazil has become an attraction for beach athletics in bikini for the tourists.[35]

Controversy

.Skimpy bikinis have been a major component of marketing woman's sports, raising some objections.^ Due to Reece’s support of the style, the hugging, halter bikini became the latest rage in the sports bikini market.
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[36] .In 2007, fans voted for contestants in the WWE Diva contest after watching them playing beach volleyball in skimpy bikinis.^ Dear Irina, I liked your video alot and will vote for you in the Bikini Contest.

^ The bikini became the official beach volleyball uniform for women when the Olympic Committee officially recognized the sport in 1993.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, I play beach volleyball a lot and being on TV in your bathing suit tends to add some pressure to make sure you're clean.
  • Alpha Mom™ - Baby, Pregnancy, Toddler, Motherhood, Baby Names, and Baby Product Reviews 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC www.alphamom.com [Source type: General]

[37] .In the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, inclusion of bikini-clad athletes raised eyebrows, while a controversy broke out around bikini-clad cheerleaders performing at a beach volleyball match.^ American athletes Misty May and Kerri Walsh served to greatly widen the popularity of the sport, and its bikini uniform, with their stunning gold medal victory in the 2004 Olympic games.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ I had noticed that the Asian nail salon around the corner from my office building offered cheap waxing services ($15 for bikini) so I decided to try them out.
  • Alpha Mom™ - Baby, Pregnancy, Toddler, Motherhood, Baby Names, and Baby Product Reviews 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC www.alphamom.com [Source type: General]

^ Beach Sports : Whether you are engaging in a competitive game of beach volleyball or a casual round of Frisbee, you will definitely want a swimsuit that stays in place.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

[38][39] Bikinis stirred up a controversy at the 2006 Asian Games at Doha, Qatar, and the Iraqi teams refused to wear such clothing.[40] In the 2007 South Pacific Games, players were made to wear shorts and cropped sports tops instead of bikinis.[41] .In the West Asian Games 2006, bikini-bottoms were banned for female athletes, who were asked to wear long shorts.^ In fact, the wearing of bikinis was actually banned at the 1951 Miss World pageant.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ If you have a short torso, try a bikini with low-rise bottoms that sit just on the hip.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ A halter bikini generally consists of any style of bikini bottoms (brief, string, boy shorts, etc.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

[42] .String bikinis and other skimpy clothes are also common in surfing, paving the way for some hooliganism in the past.^ Some bikinis can offer a large amount of coverage, while other bikinis provide only the barest amount of coverage considered socially acceptable.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The bandini is somewhat common in swimwear fashion, although other styles of bikinis, like the string bikini and halter bikini, are far more popular.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

[43]

Men's bikini

Posing brief in a bodybuilding contest
Mankini
.The term men's bikini is used to describe types of men's swimsuits, men's underwear, or similar garments.^ When using the term maillot, fashion designers are generally speaking of a tank-style one-piece swimsuit with high-cut legs.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Source: wikipedia A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts: one covering the breasts (optionally in the case of the monokini), the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two garments.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ It is a term largely used by fashion designers to differentiate one-piece swimsuits from two-piece bikini swimsuits.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

.Men's bikinis can have both high or low side panels, string sides or tie sides, and most lack a button or flap front.^ The halter bikini now comes in a wide variety of styles, including designs offering tie straps, extra breast coverage, minimal breast coverage, wide straps, and thin, string straps.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

Many do not have a visible waistband like briefs. .Suits less than 1.5 inches wide at the hips are less common for sporting purposes and are most often worn for recreation, fashion, and sun tanning.^ I get full Brazilians for $35.00, which is a lot less than most of you seem to be quoting.
  • Alpha Mom™ - Baby, Pregnancy, Toddler, Motherhood, Baby Names, and Baby Product Reviews 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC www.alphamom.com [Source type: General]

^ Fashion designers have experimented (often with success) with the one-shoulder maillot, the halter neck maillot, the bandeau maillot, and, most recently, the maillot with cutouts.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Make sure your hair isn't too long or too short (Just under 1/2 inch or less, but more than 1/4 inch) .
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An example of this style, known as the posing brief, is the standard for competitions in the sport of bodybuilding. Male punk rock musicians have performed on the stage wearing women's bikini briefs.[44] .The 2000 Bollywood film Hera Pheri shows men sunbathing in bikinis, who were mistakenly believed to be girls from a distance by the protagonist.^ In the 2005 thriller ‘Deep Blue’ Jessica Alba plays a girl who wears a blue bikini.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Men who did not want to show off everything they had to the world, however, could always opt for a more boxer-type of swim shorts.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm like any other girl who doesn't want to show her bottom."
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[45]
.Swimsuits shown in men's wear collections by Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana or Paul Smith have tended to be black and snug fitting, throwbacks to the designs of the 1930s and '40s, while Gianni Versace's ads with their heroic depictions of Miami bathers in contrast to popular, sports-inspired beach wear—bright and baggy Bermudas or boxer shorts.^ Beach sports, however, do not merit that same sort of seriousness in a swimsuit as lap swimming does.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Spandex fabric revolutionized the swimsuit industry in the 1960s, allowing swimsuit designers to create a more fitted, lightweight swimsuit product.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Men’s swimsuits in the mid-40’s were designed to closely resemble women’s swimsuit styles, imposing tight abdomens and narrow hips on men with girdle-type discipline.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

.The Greek designer Nikos Apostolopoulos put a different spin on his bathing suits (for both sexes, but with the focus on the male), making them anatomical creations, cut and stitched to outline the body and its sexual characteristics.^ Also, I play beach volleyball a lot and being on TV in your bathing suit tends to add some pressure to make sure you're clean.
  • Alpha Mom™ - Baby, Pregnancy, Toddler, Motherhood, Baby Names, and Baby Product Reviews 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC www.alphamom.com [Source type: General]

[46]
.Traditionally in the past, general society did not accept men wearing bikinis at public beaches or swimming pools.^ Bikinis are a must for this summer's time at the beach and pool.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Men who did not want to show off everything they had to the world, however, could always opt for a more boxer-type of swim shorts.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The bandini, interestingly enough, was one of the first bikini styles to be generally accepted in the 1950s.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

.However, as with the women's liberty movement, it is becoming more accepted for men to wear more revealing swimsuits at public locations.^ Today, fashion designers continue to vary on the style of the original monokini, producing topless swimsuits for more adventurous women to wear in private swimming pools or topless bathing venues.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ Men who did not want to show off everything they had to the world, however, could always opt for a more boxer-type of swim shorts.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The bikini is currently the most revealing swimsuit option available for women (although maillot swimsuits with cutouts are certainly quite revealing).
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

.December 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Men can now be seen wearing bikinis, thongs, and g-strings at pools and beaches throughout the world; however, it is still less popular in the United States than in Europe where men have been wearing bikinis for decades.^ Bikini Styles: Thong Bikini Wednesday, July 30, 2008.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The bikini began to be marketed and sold in the United States just one year after its introduction in France.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The halter bikini now comes in a wide variety of styles, including designs offering tie straps, extra breast coverage, minimal breast coverage, wide straps, and thin, string straps.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

.December 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Bikini tops for men are seen as an amusement factor.^ Bikini Styles: Monokini Thursday, July 31, 2008.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ The bikini pictured was a relatively modest, white swimsuit with brief-style bottoms and a bra-like top.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ It seems that most of the bikini styles, with an exception of the thong, are categorized by the style of the top.
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[47]

Mankini

Mankini is a type of sling bikini worn by men. It was popularized by Sacha Baron Cohen when he donned one in the film Borat. The buzz around the film started building during the Cannes Film Festival in May 2006, when Baron Cohen posed in character on the beach in a neon green mankini, alongside four models.[48] .According to one fashion expert, suspenders combined with bikini briefs or panties form an unaesthetic pattern.^ It is a term largely used by fashion designers to differentiate one-piece swimsuits from two-piece bikini swimsuits.
  • Bikinis :: Blog :: Swimwear :: Bikini :: Brazilian Bikinis 10 February 2010 12:14 UTC bikinimilitia.com [Source type: General]

^ It was designed to combine the modest coverage of a one-piece swimsuit with the convenience of a bikini (a woman need only remove the bottoms to use the bathroom).
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[49] According to another, the Borat connection with the style has made it a bit humorous.[50]

See also

References

  1. ^ Prithvi Kumar Agrawala, Goddessess in Ancient India, page 12, Abhinav Publications, 1984, ISBN 0391029606
  2. ^ Peter J. James, I. J. Thorpe & Nick Thorpe, Ancient Inventions, page 279, Ballantine Books, 1994, ISBN 0345401026
  3. ^ Bill Sherk, 500 Years of New Words, page 284, Dundurn Press Ltd., 2004, ISBN 1550025252
  4. ^ "Miss America Stops in Paris—Traffic, Too." Los Angeles Times. August 7, 1949. p. 1
  5. ^ a b c Kathryn Westcott, "The Bikini: Not a brief affair", BBC News, 2006-06-05
  6. ^ a b Sylvia Rubin, "Fashion shocker of '46: the naked belly button", San Francisco Chronicle, 2006-07-02
  7. ^ Lorna Edwards, "You've still got it, babe, The Age, 2006-06-03
  8. ^ Villa Romana del Casale, Val di Noto
  9. ^ Allen Guttmann, Women's Sports: A History, page 38, Columbia University Press, 1991, ISBN 023106957X
  10. ^ Villa Romana del Casale, World Heritage Sites
  11. ^ Pompeian Households, Stoa Image Gallery, The Stoa Consortium
  12. ^ Mary Beard & John Henderson, Classical Art, page 116, Oxford University Press, 2001, ISBN 0192842374
  13. ^ Elisabeth B. MacDougall, Wilhelmina Mary Feemster Jashemski & Dumbarton Oaks, Ancient Roman Gardens, page 38, Dumbarton Oaks, 1979, ISBN 0884021009
  14. ^ a b c Hoover, Elizabeth D. (2006-07-05). "60 Years of Bikinis". American Heritage Inc.. http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/web/20060705-bikini-swimming-suit-louis-reard-micheline-bernardini-paris-brigitte-bardot.shtml. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  15. ^ David Sandhu, "Nottingham: Bathed in nostalgia", The Telegraph (UK), 2003-08-04
  16. ^ History of the Bikini, Carnival
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  20. ^ Paula Cocozza, "A little piece of history", The Guardian, 2006-06-10
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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also bikini

Contents

German

Proper noun

Bikini
  1. Bikini island in the South Sea

Noun

A Bikini
Bikini m. (genitive Bikinis, plural Bikinis)
  1. A bikini, scanty two-piece bathing suit, named after the above island

Related terms

  • Monokini

Simple English

File:Anya Monzikova Beach
Bikini as a fashion item. © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com
File:Floé Kühnert
Sports bikinis give extra support and protection for the breasts. German pole vaulter Floé Kühnert

A Bikini is a type of swimsuit for women. It consists of two parts; pants and a bra top, leaving an uncovered area between the two. The bikini is an ancient invention, reinvented after the Second World War.

The bikini is perhaps the most popular female beachwear around the globe.

"This is due to "the power of women, and not the power of fashion... The emancipation of swimwear has always been linked to the emancipation of women". Olivier Saillard.[1]

By the mid 2000s bikinis had become a US$811 million business annually, according to the NPD Group, a consumer and retail information company.[2] The bikini has boosted spin-off services like bikini waxing and the sun tanning industries.[3]

History

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The "Bikini girls" mosaic showing women exercising, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily

Predecessors of the bikini date back to antiquity, in Çatalhöyük[4] and the Greco-Roman world.[5] Artwork dating back to the Diocletian period (286-305 AD) in Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily depicts women in garments resembling bikinis in mosaics on the floor.[1][6] The images of ten women, dubbed the "Bikini Girls",[7] exercising in clothing that would pass as bikinis today, are the most replicated mosaic among the 37 million colored tiles at the site.[8] Archeological finds, especially in Pompeii, show the Roman goddess Venus wearing a bikini. A statue of Venus in a bikini was found in a cupboard in the southwest corner in Casa della Venere, others were found in the front hall.[9]

By the early 1940s two-piece swimsuits were frequent on American beaches. Hollywood stars like Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner tried similar swimwear or beachwear.[10]

Finally, the modern bikini was introduced by French engineer Louis Réard and fashion designer Jacques Heim in Paris in 1946. Réard was a car engineer but by 1946 he was running his mother's lingerie boutique near Les Folies Bergères in Paris.[11] Heim was working on a new kind of beach costume. It comprised two pieces, the bottom large enough to cover its wearer's navel. Réard named his swimsuit the "bikini", taking the name from the Bikini Atoll, one of a series of islands in the South Pacific where testing on the new atomic bomb was occurring that summer.[12][13][14] Réard could not find a model to wear his design. He ended up hiring Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris.[15] That bikini, a string bikini with a g-string back of 30 square inches (194 cm2) of cloth with newspaper type printed across, was introduced on July 5 at Piscine Molitor, a public pool in Paris.[16] Heim's design was the first worn on the beach, but the clothing was given its name by Réard.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kathryn Westcott: The Bikini: Not a brief affair BBC News, 2006-06-05
  2. Sylvia Rubin: Fashion shocker of '46: the naked belly button San Francisco Chronicle, 2006-07-02
  3. Lorna Edwards, "You've still got it, babe, The Age, 2006-06-03
  4. Prithvi Kumar Agrawala 1984. Goddessess in Ancient India, page 12, Abhinav Publications. ISBN 0391029606
  5. Peter J. James, I.J. Thorpe & Nick Thorpe 1994. Ancient Inventions, page 279, Ballantine Books. ISBN 0345401026
  6. Villa Romana del Casale, Val di Noto
  7. Allen Guttmann 1991. Women's Sports: A History, page 38, Columbia University Press. ISBN 023106957X
  8. Villa Romana del Casale, World Heritage Sites
  9. Pompeian Households, Stoa Image Gallery, The Stoa Consortium
  10. James Kitchling, Short history of bikinis and swimsuits, 3X24 News Magazine
  11. Adam Sage, "Happy birthday: the 'shocking and immoral' bikini hits 60", The Times, 2006-04-16
  12. Random history: [1]
  13. Paula Cocozza: A little piece of history", The Guardian, 2006-06-10
  14. The Bikini Turns 60, 1946 to 2006: 60 Years of Bikini Bathing Beauties, Lilith E-Zine
  15. Rosebush, Judson. "Michele Bernadini: the first bikini". Bikini Science. http://www.bikiniscience.com/chronology/1945-1950_SS/LR4601_S/LR4601.html. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  16. History Channel: Bikini Introduced, This Day in History, History Channel

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