It may not have been polka dotted, but when the bikini debuted at a poolside fashion show on July 5,it was the itsy-bitsy-teenie-weeniest piece of fashion the world had seen. Former mechanical engineer Louis Reard's creation even scandalized the models, who refused to wear it. He had to hire an exotic dancer named Micheline Bernardini to model it for him, and photos of her in the daring bathing suit made their way around the globe.
Add to basket. This print recalls shady siestas under Corsican lemon trees. Handpainted, it gives a pretty air of freshness to this bikini top and its covered buttons.
July 5 marks National Bikini Day, celebrating 73 years since its invention in Fashion houses had begun to use rationing as an excuse to redesign the swimsuit, using less fabric and revealing more flesh. As a result in the s the midriff was exposed for the first time and the swimsuit began to get smaller in size and bigger in stature.
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Perfect to rock all over the beach and beyond! Take your bikini wardrobe to the next level with this chic, one shoulder top. Get two looks in one as you decide whether to have a cute bow tie up front or tied at the back.
Some fashion trends begin with a bang, and the bikini was no exception. On July 5,the now-iconic swimsuit debuted in a poolside fashion show at the Piscine Molitor in Paris. Not surprisingly, the designers were both inspired to create the bikini after seeing young women bathing themselves in the sun on local beaches.