Hello dear readers,
Today, inspired by the nice summer here I’ve decided to do a post on bikinis! Yes those two pieces of bathing suit that can bring us many joys or embarrassments (we just need to find the right shape for you – don’t worry check my post about bikini for all shapes).
Merriam–Webster describes the bikini as “a woman’s scanty two-piece bathing suit” or “a man’s brief swimsuit”.It is often worn in the summer with good warm weather, for swimming and sunbathing.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.
The greeks and romans used garments similar to bikinis to exercise. Archeological finds in Pompeii show the roman goddess Venus wearing one.
Later in the early 1900 an Australian swimmer named Annette Kellerman was arrested in Boston beach for wearing a form-fitting one piece swimsuit that was later adopted by most women in 1910. Later Carl Jantzen designer the two piece swimwear for the first time woman competed in the Olympic games as swim competition.
The modern bikini was invented by the Louis Réard in 1946 a french engineer who was running a lingerie boutique. He got the name bikini from the site wehre the nuclear weapons were being tested that year – Bikini Atoll.
The bikini is quite a popular item of beachwear around the world due to women who wear it proudly. The emancipation of swimwear has been linked to the emancipation of women as well.
Who doesn’t remember Princess Leia with her famous bikini in Star Wars? Also Ursula Andress in the Bond Movies?
Which is your favorite bikini moment?