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by Bestvibe on October 27,2021

A bikini swimsuit (English: Bikini) is a two-piece swimsuit style in which the top half is a bra-like piece of triangular fabric that covers a woman's upper body breasts, while the bottom two pieces of triangular fabric cover the groin in front and the buttocks in the back, or a G-string or thong style that does not cover the buttocks.

The term "bikini" was coined in 1946 by Louis Ryder, the Parisian engineer who invented the bikini. He named the swimsuit after the bikini atoll where he experimented with the atomic bomb. Jacques Heim, a fashion designer also from Paris, invented a similar design in the same year. Because of its controversial and backless design, the bikini was banned from the beaches and public places of many countries. The Holy See had declared the design guilty. Despite its perceived indecency, the bikini's free-spirited ethos, it grew to become part of popular culture, with movie stars like Brigitte Bardot, Lacourt Vetch, and Ursula Andrews all wearing bikinis on public beaches in movies.

By the mid-1960s, bikini-style beachwear, swimwear and lingerie became popular in most Western countries. It has become a common sportswear for sports such as beach volleyball and bodybuilding, and is also very common in beauty pageants. And men's underwear swimsuits can also be called bikinis. The bikini has promoted the development of fine industries such as bikini waxing and tanning.