Saturday, February 28, 2009

Buying Bikini

By Dennis Durrel

The bikini isone of the mostpopularandpossibly the smallest fashions ever created!The bikini was introduced to the public by Louis Rard and Jacques Heim in a 1946 fashion show. The design was so scandalous for the times that only a nude dancerwould agreeto model it!

Louis plus Jaccques may have thought the inspiration for the bikini was an unique one however in a fact it really wasn't such a brand new design at all. Very old Roman mosaics exist that display women in two-piece bra and panty shaped outfits that appear surprisingly like the current bikini.

Based on a few stories Rard plus Heim called their newborn bathing outfit a 'bikini' after the place of the current nuclear weapons check at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. They thought the new-found bathing suit would have an "explosive" effect ! They were definitely true about that!

By the 1960's when the first Bond girl, Ursula Andress, came dripping wet from the sea in her short bikini to the appreciationof James Bond himself, the bikini has become one of the most trendy modes in females' swimsuit. Modesty be suspended. The bikini had caught on.

Now on seashores and by swimming pools worldwide you will see a style of bikinis. The one that started it all in 1946 was truly one of the most 'revealing'. It was a string bikini, with triangles of fabric covering the breasts and genitals also only strings making up the rest. Lots of string bikinis also offer coverage of the buttocks, since the 1946 one did not. No wonder back so they considered it was scandalous!

Other brand of bikini consist of a bandeau type top that has a rectangular strip of fabric wrapping the breasts, one with a top like a push-up bra, and more simple bottom pieces like briefs, shorts, or briefs with a small skirt attached. Fresh kinds include the tankini that has a tank top and the monokini, scanty one-piece garment that looks like the bikini, leaving the midriff mostly bare. - 16651

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