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Bikini Day


It always falls on July 5 every year.



This day was created in 1946 to honor the invention of a bikini by Parisian engineer Louis Réard.

Bikini is a two piece swimsuit.

Already from ancient Greece comes the mention of the first two-piece women's clothing, which was used for athletic purposes from around 1400 BC.

Bikini inventors are a pair of Frenchmen. Engineer Louis Réard and designer Jacques Heim. In May 1946, at Cannes, they presented as the first two-piece swimsuit called Atome.

However, even smaller swimsuits by Réard are better known, which on July 5, 1946 at a fashion show in the Parisian spa Piscine Molitor. It was a model with triangular brassiere parts without reinforcement and a string of panties where the back part resembled today's pantie style. He named them after the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, where an American nuclear experiment took place 4 days before the show. He wanted to use the symbolism of atomic explosion in the world of women's beach fashion. Because Réard did not find any model to show these swimsuits, the stripper dancer Micheline Bernardini showed these swimsuits. Between journalists and spectators, showing a swimsuit caused a stir and a wave of criticism.

By the end of the 1940s, bikinis were outside the interests of world fashion, and the prohibitions on wearing them on beaches in Spain, Portugal, and Italy were also in place. In the 1950s they were excluded from the Miss World contest.

The 1957 film became a turning point in the United States, and God created a woman. Here, the French film star Brigitte Bardot showed up in a bikini. Bikinis also made other films like Doctor No from 1962 (Ursula Anderess stands out from the sea in white bikini and has a knife behind her belt) or Beach Party from 1963.

 Bikinis are gradually expanding to almost the whole world in the 60s and are becoming an interesting business item. Gradually, cuts and materials (polyamide, polyester, polyurethane) change in the 1970s and become a popular string bikini (a triangular shape with a narrow or corded side). Brazil's first modern thong swimsuit is emerging. The origin was allegedly inspired by traditional Indian tribal clothing in the Brazilian Amazon.

In the 80s and early 90s. He was attenuated by the onset of one-piece swimwear. This period laid the foundation for a wide range of cuts (conservative to bold). At the beginning of the 21st century, the development of these swimwear and bikinis is a new boom. Different shapes, sizes, colors, types of prints, sequins, silver, gold, various materials are used, some materials may be transparent or UV-transmitting. Swimwear can be made of neoprene, crocheted models of cotton and polyamide fibers.

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