Evidence of bikini -style women's clothing has been found as early as BC, and the history of the bikini can be traced back to that era. Illustrations of women wearing bikini-like garments during competitive athletic events in the Roman era have been found in several locations, the most famous of which is at Villa Romana del Casale. It modeled by Micheline Bernardini , on July 5, , the name for his design borrowing from the Bikini Atoll , where post-war testing on the atomic bomb were taking place. Contestants in the first Miss World beauty pageant wore them in , but the bikini was then banned from the competition. Actress Brigitte Bardot drew attention when she was photographed wearing a bikini on the beach during the Cannes Film Festival in Other actresses, including Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner , also received press attention when they wore bikinis. During the early s, the design appeared on the cover of Playboy and Sports Illustrated , giving it additional legitimacy.
History of the bikini
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A burqini or burkini swimsuit designed by Australian company Ahiida. Well, at least these cute chicks save money on sunscreen. Would you like to spend U. It sounds crazy but it's true. This is the world's most expensive bikini, it uses all diamonds and no fabric. Model Molly Sims wore this diamond-studded bikini for the centerfold of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. A German company invented this marvelous new bikini that disappears once a girl puts it on and takes a swim.
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L ast weekend, I saw hell in a Topshop mirror. Hours I spent, whole ironed-out hours — time would go very slowly and then very fast and suddenly it was 5pm — in the changing rooms of a selection of high-street shops, trying on swimming costumes. I needed something that would not slide off on a slide. So I started by strolling among the racks with my usual meditative glee at being among so many possibilities of transformation, many of them neon, and entered the changing rooms feeling good, feeling fine, feeling like a person, with a body, who might take it swimming on Monday.
Since time immemorial—or at least since most of us can remember—the bikini has been a summer staple. The engineer-slash-designer thought that his new design was just as shocking as the nuclear tests—and at the time, his assumptions were accurate. As we now know, the Atome faded out, and the bikini prevailed as the one and only scandalous swimsuit.