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Bikini Amarea style BLU053

Price: 149.70
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Bikini Amarea style BLU053 - Floral bikini swimwear. Heats up in tropical bright colors. Designer Swimwear style Bikini Amarea BLU053 in BLUE -yellow colors, like chamomile. Also available in fuksia/rose palette colors. br> Push-up underwire demi top with low-rise bottom. Bikini's top decorated with sequins. Adjustable straps. Top open/close on back on "golden" clip. Swimwear's bottom size corresponds to the top's size. Swimwear set has molded push-up and underwire cups for maximum cleavage enhancement. Adjustable straps and back closure. Low rise bottom medium coverage on back and on front. Made with LYCRA. Composition: 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection Made in Italy

 


Bikini Amarea style BLU052

Price: 139.70
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Bikini Amarea style BLU052 - Italian women's 2006 Designer Swimwear - style BLU052 by Amarea, Milan. Bikini's main palette made in sunny sunflower colors. Available in blue color palette too. Bikini's top and bottom decorated with shiny sequins. The flirtiest designer swimwear under the sun. Swimwear style Bikini Amarea BLU052 has triangle top with lightly lined cups. Ties at neck and back. Bikini has low-rise bottom with moderate to medium back and medium front coverage. Made with LYCRA. Composition : 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection Made in Italy

 


sexy bikini - Bikini Amarea style 050FKS

Price: 149.70
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Bikini Amarea style 050FKS - Women's 2006 designer swimwear - sexy bikini Amarea style 050FKS in rose/fuksia(also available yellow and blue/rose/yellow palette) colors. Swimwear style Bikini Amarea 050FKS has push-up underwire demi cups top with low-rise bottom. Swimwear's underwire cups designed for maximum cleavage enhancement, covered by micro fishnet and creates sexy push up effect. Swimwear's top has adjustable straps. Swimwear style Bikini Amarea050FKS close/open on back on "golden" clip. BIkini's front decorated by micro fishnet and shiny sequins. Bottom's size corresponds to top's size. Sweeten your summer style with floral bikini swimwear. Made with LYCRA. Composition: PA 80%, EA 20%. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection Made in Italy

 


sexy bikini - Bikini Amarea style 050BLUE

Price: 149.70
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Bikini Amarea style 050BLUE - Women's 2006 designer swimwear - sexy bikini Amarea style 050BLUE in Blue(also available yellow and fuksia/rose/yellow palette) colors. Swimwear style Bikini Amarea 050BLUE has push-up underwire demi cups top with low-rise bottom. Swimwear's underwire cups designed for maximum cleavage enhancement, covered by micro fishnet and creates sexy push up effect. Swimwear's top has adjustable straps. Swimwear style Bikini Amarea050BLUE close/open on back on "golden" clip. BIkini's front decorated by micro fishnet and shiny sequins. Bottom's size corresponds to top's size. Sweeten your summer style with floral bikini swimwear. Made with LYCRA. Composition: PA 80%, EA 20%. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection Summer 2006. Made in Italy

 


Amarea style 190BLC

Price: 129.50
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Amarea style 190BLC - Women's designer swimwear - style Bikini Amarea 190BLC Fun and flirty sunflower prints in orange/black palette make a splash. Cups decorated with shiny sparkles. Swimwear Bikini 190BLC has triangle top with lightly lined sliding cups. Ties at neck and back. Swimwear Bikini 190BLC has low-rise bottom with small back and minimal front coverage. Ties at side. Made with LYCRA. Composition : 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 


string bikini - Amarea style 196BLUE

Price: 139.70
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Amarea style 196BLUE - Women's designer swimwear - style Bikini Amarea 196BLUE Also available in orange/black palette. Fun and flirty flower prints make a splash. Cups decorated with shiny sparkles. Swimwear Bikini 196BLUE has underwire cups top. Ties at neck and close on back on golden clip. Swimwear Bikini 196BLUE has low-rise bottom with small back and minimal front coverage. Golden Rings on side. Made with LYCRA. Composition : 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection. Made in Italy

 


top and string bikini - Amarea style 196

Price: 139.70
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Amarea style 196 - Women's designer swimwear - style Bikini Amarea 196 Fun and flirty flower prints make a splash. Cups decorated with shiny sparkles. Swimwear Bikini 196 has underwire push up cups top. Ties at neck and close on back on golden clip. Swimwear Bikini 196 has low-rise bottom with small back and minimal front coverage. Golden Rings on side. Made with LYCRA. Composition : 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 


triangle top & string bikinis - Amarea style BF180

Price: 136.40
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Amarea style BF180 - Women's fashion designer swimwear - style Bikinis Amarea 180 Fun and flirty flower prints make a splash. Cups decorated with shiny sparkles and beads. Swimwear Bikinis 180 has triangle top with lightly lined sliding cups. Ties at neck and close on clip on back. Swimwear Bikini 190 has low-rise black bottom with small back and minimal front coverage. Ties at side. Made with LYCRA. Composition : 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Fashion Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 


triangle top & string bikinis - Amarea style 180

Price: 136.40
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Amarea style 180 - Women's fashion designer swimwear - style Bikinis Amarea 180 Fun and flirty flower prints make a splash. Cups decorated with shiny sparkles and beads. Swimwear Bikinis 180 has triangle top with lightly lined sliding cups. Ties at neck and close on clip on back. Swimwear Bikini 190 has low-rise blue bottom with small back and minimal front coverage. Ties at side. Made with LYCRA. Composition : 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Fashion Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 


Sexy Bikini - Amarea style 131GR

Price: 169.70
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Amarea style 131GR - 2006 designer swimwear Bikini style 131 by Amarea, Milan. Style GR131 has main color palette: green, "verde". Swimwear made with Lycra, processed by laser and creates fantastic fluorescent effect, like shining satin. Bikini has sliding triangle top. Ties at neck and back. Swimwear set has low-rise bottom with moderate back and minimal front coverage. Ties at side. Composition: PA 80%, EA 20%. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy.

 


designers swimwear - Amarea style 131

Price: 169.70
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Amarea style 131 - 2006 designer swimwear Bikini style 131 by Amarea, Milan. Swimwear made with Lycra, processed by laser and creates fantastic fluorescent effect. Bikini has sliding triangle top. Ties at neck and back. Swimwear set has low-rise bottom with moderate back and minimal front coverage. Ties at side. Composition: PA 80%, EA 20%. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy.

 


one-piece swimsuit - Amarea style 237GREEN

Price: 149.70
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Amarea style 237GREEN - Women's designer swimwear style Amarea style 237. Look slimmer in seconds with a figure-controlling fabric with LYCRA. Smooth and lightweight to fit like a second skin, comfortably contouring the body without added bulk. Swimwear style 237GREEN made with Lycra, processed by laser, creates fantastic fluorescent effect, like shining satin effect. Main color - bright green with added blue and orange/yellow. Also available in bright pink/orange pallette. Swimsuit adored with fun and flirty tropical fish. "Fish" on the side is decorated with sparkling sequins. Push up padded cups create perfect cleavage. High-cut leg. Made with LYCRA. Composition: 80% PA, 20% EA. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 


String Bikini - Bikini Amarea style 054BLUE

Price: 129.70
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Bikini Amarea style 054BLUE - Top model Megan Gale presents Sexy Bikini 2006 Designer Swimwear style 054 BLUE by Amarea, Milan . Color as shown on the picture. Also available in fuksia/yellow plus blue color palette. Designer Swimwear set has sliding triangle top with sexy low-rise strings. Designer Swimwear's cups are adored with shiny sequins over microfichnet. Ties on back and neck. Swimwear bottom's size corresponds to the top's size. Fun, flirty shape in the trendiest, most fashion-forward print. Bikini's top has ties at neck and back. Sexy bikini has low-rise bottom with small back and minimal front coverage. Ties at side. Made with LYCRA. Composition: 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 


String Bikini - Bikini Amarea style 054

Price: 129.70
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Bikini Amarea style 054 - Sexy Bikini 2006 Designer Swimwear style 054 by Amarea, Milan . Color as shown on the picture. Also available in blue plus fuksia/yellow color palette. Designer Swimwear set has sliding triangle top with sexy low-rise strings. Designer Swimwear's cups are adored with shiny sequins over microfichnet. Ties on back and neck. Swimwear bottom's size corresponds to the top's size. Fun, flirty shape in the trendiest, most fashion-forward print. Bikini's top has ties at neck and back. Sexy bikini has low-rise bottom with small back and minimal front coverage. Ties at side. Made with LYCRA. Composition: 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 


one-piece swimsuit - Amarea style 264

Price: 159.70
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Amarea style 264 - Top model Megan Gale presents women's 2006 designer swimwear style Amarea style 264. Look smooth and lightweight to fit like a second skin, comfortably contouring the body without added bulk. Top ties on back and neck. Cups soft, non wire, non push up. Swimsuit adored with sparkling sequins and decorated embroidery. High-cut leg. Made with LYCRA. Composition: 80% PA, 20% EA. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 


Sexy Bikini 235GR

Price: 149.70
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Amarea style 235GR - Top model Megan Gale presents 2006 designer swimwear Bikini style 235 by Amarea, Milan. Style GR235 has main color palette: green, "verde". Swimwear made with Lycra, processed by laser and creates fantastic fluorescent effect, like shining satin effect. Swimwear adored with fun and flirty tropical fish, makes a splash. "Fish" on the cup decorated with sparkling sequins. Bikini has Sliding triangle top. Ties at neck and back. Swimwear set has low-rise bottom with moderate back and minimal front coverage. Ties at side. Composition: PA 80%, EA 20%. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy.

 


Bikini Amarea style 053

Price: 149.70
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Bikini Amarea style 053 - Floral bikini swimwear. Heats up in tropical bright colors. Designer Swimwear style Bikini Amarea053 in sunny rose-orange-yellow colors, like rose chamomile. Also available in blue palette colors. br> Push-up underwire demi top with low-rise bottom. Bikini's top decorated with sequins. Adjustable straps. Top open/close on back on "golden" clip. Swimwear's bottom size corresponds to the top's size. Swimwear set has molded push-up and underwire cups for maximum cleavage enhancement. Adjustable straps and back closure. Low rise bottom medium coverage on back and on front. Made with LYCRA. Composition: 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection Summer 2006. Made in Italy

 


Bikini Amarea style 052

Price: 154.00
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Bikini Amarea style 052 - Italian women's 2006 Designer Swimwear - style 052 by Amarea, Milan. Bikini's main palette made in fuksia/yellow colors. Available in blue color palette too. Bikini's top and bottom decorated with shiny sequins. The flirtiest designer swimwear under the sun. Swimwear style Bikini Amarea 052 has triangle top with lightly lined cups. Ties at neck and back. Bikini has low-rise bottom with moderate to medium back and medium front coverage. Made with LYCRA. Composition : 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection Summer 2006. Made in Italy

 


Bikini Amarea style 051

Price: 154.00
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Top model Megan Gale presents Sexy Bikini 2006 Designer Swimwear style 051 by Amarea, Milan in sky light blue colors. Also available in fuchsia and yellow as main color palette. Designer Swimwear set has sliding triangle top with sexy low-rise strings. Swimwear's cups keep shape - NOT A SOFT CUP, inside cup thin layer of foam padding for sexy cleavage and perfect push up effect. Designer Swimwear's front is decorated by micro fishnet, cups are also decorated with shiny sequins. Swimwear bottom's size corresponds to the top's size. Fun, flirty shape in the trendiest, most fashion-forward print. Bikini's top ties at neck and back. Sexy bikini has low-rise bottom with moderate back and minimal front coverage. Faux ties at side. Made with LYCRA. Composition: 80% PA, 20% EA Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 


Bikini Amarea style 050

Price: 149.70
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Women's 2006 designer swimwear - sexy bikini Amarea style 050 in sunny yellow (also available blue and rose/yellow palette) colors, like a sunflower. Swimwear style Bikini Amarea 050 has push-up underwire demi cups top with low-rise bottom. Swimwear's underwire cups designed for maximum cleavage enhancement, covered by micro fishnet and creates sexy push up effect. Swimwear's top has adjustable straps. Swimwear style Bikini Amarea050 close/open on back on "golden" clip. Swimwear's front decorated by micro fishnet and with shiny sequins. Bottom's size corresponds to top's size. Sweeten your summer style with floral bikini swimwear. Made with LYCRA. Composition: PA 80%, EA 20%. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection Summer 2006. Made in Italy

 


Amarea style 235

Price: 149.70
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Top model Megan Gale presents 2006 designer swimwear Bikini style 235 by Amarea, Milan. Swimwear made with Lycra, processed by laser and creates fantastic fluorescent effect, like shining satin effect. Swimwear adored with fun and flirty tropical fish, makes a splash. "Fish" on the cup decorated with sparkling sequins. Bikini has Sliding triangle top. Ties at neck and back. Swimwear set has low-rise bottom with moderate back and minimal front coverage. Ties at side. Composition: PA 80%, EA 20%. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection Made in Italy.

 


Amarea style 237

Price: 167.70
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Women's designer swimwear style Amarea style 237. Look slimmer in seconds with a figure-controlling fabric with LYCRA. Smooth and lightweight to fit like a second skin, comfortably contouring the body without added bulk. Swimwear style 237 made with Lycra, processed by laser, creates fantastic fluorescent effect, like shining satin effect. Swimsuit adored with fun and flirty tropical fish. "Fish" on the side is decorated with sparkling sequins. Push up padded cups create perfect cleavage. High-cut leg. Made with LYCRA. Composition: 80% PA, 20% EA. Amarea Designer Swimwear Collection 2006. Made in Italy

 

 

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Lingerie And Bikini - How Much Do You Know About Them?

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Sassybax Very Bare - The Backless Bra with Secure Pain-Free Adhesive - $ 78.00 Very Bare gives you freedom to wear backless fashions without burning your bra. Whether you will be showing your sexy back in a red carpet gown or enjoying a summer day in a spaghetti strap sundress, Very Bare is one bra you will not want to be without. Ergonomically designed cups for fantastic fit. Pain-free adhesive formulated for painless removal. Integrated pushup pad in AA/A cups to enhance figure. Support tabs may be trimmed for custom fit. Removable clear halter strap for added versatility. Satiny microfiber assures sheer fabrics will not cling. Strategically placed silicone adhesive inside top and bottom of cups and on tabs for extra secure hold. Can be worn 20-50 times, provided the care instructions printed inside the box are followed. Fits all band sizes. Item #VB14 This item is nonreturnable.

 

 

Unlined demi cup bra. - $ 65.00
Alluring sheer mesh, demi cup bra. Unlined cups with underwire support. Machine washable. Line dry. 2 row, 2 column hook and eye back closure. Material: 80% nylon, 20% Lycra. Available sizes: 32B-D, 34B-D, 36B-D. Color: Brown.

 

Lingerie is a term for women's fashion undergarments. It derives from the French word 'lin' for linen. While the term in the French language applies to all undergarments for either sex, in English it is applied only to those women's undergarments designed to be visually appealing or erotic, typically incorporating materials such as Lycra, nylon (nylon tricot), polyester, satin, lace and/or silk and not applied to functional cotton undergarments. The concept of lingerie being visually appealing is relatively recent. Up through the first half of the 20th century women selected underwear for three major purposes: to alter their shape (first with corsets and later with girdles or bras), for reasons of hygiene, or for modesty. Women's underwear was often very large and bulky. As the 20th century progressed underwear became smaller and more form fitting. In the 1960s 'controversial' lingerie manufacturers such as Frederick's of Hollywood begin to glamorize lingerie and the idea of lingerie having a sexual appeal slowly developed. The lingerie industry has expanded in the 21st century with designs that double as outerwear. The French refer to this as 'dessous-dessus' which basically means innerwear as outerwear.

Plunge push-up bra. - $ 45.00
Seductive black plunge padded push-up bra with cream embroidery. This pretty, very feminine cleavage-boosting bra is perfect for low necklines and features a beautifully scalloped edge that accentuates your curves. Lined cups with underwire support and removable pads. Adjustable shoulder straps. 2 column, 1 row hook and eye back closure. Hand wash. Line dry. Material: 69% nylon, 9% Lycra, 22% cotton. Sizes: 32A-C, 34B, C, 36A-C. Color: Black.

 

The boutique Faire Frou Frou, which is an antiquated phrase meaning "show it off", heralds this philosophy by categorizing lingerie as an accessory with details such as straps and lace trim that should be layered and shown as part of one's outerwear. Since the mid-1990's women have had more choice in bra sizes; the focus has changed from choosing bras in an average size to wearing bras that actually fit perfectly. In the UK, for example, the media is fueling an awareness campaign about the need for each woman to have a proper bra fitting before every purchase.

  • Babydoll, a short nightgown or negligee intended as nightwear for women.
  • Basque, a tight, form-fitting bodice or coat
  • Bedjacket, worn over a nightgown or negligee for warmth and modesty.
  • Blanket sleeper
  • Bloomers, underpants with short legs.
  • Bodystocking, a unitard.
  • Bodysuit, a leotard-like undergarment, usually skintight or formfitting.
  • Bodice, covers the body from the neck to the waist.
  • Boy shorts, a style of panties, so named for their resemblance to male shorts.
  • Brassiere
  • Bustier
  • Camisole, sleeveless and tight fitting, covering the top part of the body
  • Camiknickers, camisole and knickers joined as one garment
  • Cami Shorts
  • Cheeky, exposes the bottom part of the buttocks
  • Chemise
  • Corset by bone, a bodice worn to mold and shape the torso.
  • Corselet = Brassiere + Girdle
  • Corsage by elastic, covering the body from the neck to the waist, similar to a corset.

 

Women's panties or knickers

 

Women's panties or knickers
  • Drawers a pant-like garment worn during the 19th century for modesty and warmth. Some drawers were split-leg, in that the crotch seam was left open.
  • French maid, a form of ladies' fantasywear
  • G-String/Thong, a narrow piece of cloth passes between the buttocks, and is attached to a band around the hips, worn as a bikini bottom or as underwear by both men and women.
  • Garter
  • Garter belt, used to keep stockings up
  • Girdle, resembles a tight pair of athletic shorts
  • Granny panties
  • Hosiery
  • Jersey nightshirt - A long, loose T-shirt made of cotton, polyester, nylon or diaphanous chiffon that can be worn like a Babydoll.

 

Woman wearing pantyhose.

 

Woman wearing pantyhose.

  • Knickers
  • Leotard
  • Merry widow
  • Naughty & Nice
  • Negligee
  • Nightgown or Nightie, a loosely hanging item of nightwear, may vary from hip-length (babydoll) to floor-length (peignoir).
  • Nightshirt
  • Panties
  • Peignoir
  • Petticoat
  • Pettipants
  • Robe
  • Slip (Full slip and Half slip / Underskirt)
  • Spanky-Pants, "Spankies" (color-coordinated underpants worn by cheerleaders)
  • Stockings
  • Stringbody
  • Suspender belt (British), aka Garter belt (US)
  • Tanga
  • Tap Pants
  • Teddy
  • Undergarment
  • Unitard One piece, skin tight garment

 

A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts — one covering the breasts, the other the groin (and optionally the buttocks), leaving an uncovered area between the two garments. It is often worn in hot weather and while swimming. The shapes of both parts of a bikini closely resemble women's underwear, and the lower part of a bikini can therefore range from the more revealing thong or g-string to briefs and the more modest square-cut shorts. In recent years, many underwear retailers have begun selling Men's bikini underwear. For men, a bikini is a type of undergarment that is smaller and more revealing than men's briefs. Sometimes the term bikini is used to describe the type of man's swimsuit also known as a Speedo although men's bikini swimsuits do exist that are not brief like. Men's bikinis can have both high or low side panels and normally rest lower than the true waist or at the upper hips. Most men's bikinis lack a button or flap front. Many do not have a visible waistband like briefs.

History

 

 

'Bikini' briefs, from Roman London. Two-piece garments worn by women for athletic purposes have been observed on Greek urns and paintings, dated as early as 1400 BC. Ancient artwork from over 1700 years ago in Villa Romana del Casale have depicted women in garments resembling modern-day bikinis. Other bikini-style swimwear existed for many years before the first official bikini. Films of holidaymakers in Germany in the 1930s show women wearing two-piece bathing suits. They were to be seen again a year later in Gold Diggers of 1933. Two-piece swimsuits started appearing in the US when the U.S. Government ordered a 10 percent reduction in the fabric used in woman's swimwear in 1943 as part of wartime rationing. The July 9, 1945 issue of Life shows women in Paris wearing similar items.

 

Micheline Bernardini modeling one of the first modern bikinis.

 

Micheline Bernardini modeling one of the first modern bikinis. According to the official version, the modern bikini was invented by French engineer Louis Réard and fashion designer Jacques Heim in Paris in 1946 and introduced on July 5 at a fashion show at Piscine Molitor in Paris. It was a string bikini with a g-string back. It was named after Bikini Atoll, the site of a nuclear weapon test called Operation Crossroads on July 1 in the Marshall Islands, on the reasoning that the burst of excitement it would cause would be like the nuclear device. Monokini, a bikini variant, derives its name, as a back formation, from bikini, interpreting the first syllable as the Latin prefix bi- "two" and substituting for it mono- "one", on the (perhaps intentionally) mistaken notion that the bi- element was the Greek prefix meaning "two". Réard's suit was a refinement of the work of Jacques Heim who, two months earlier, had introduced the "Atome" (named for its size) and advertised it as the world's "smallest bathing suit". Réard 'split the "atom"' even smaller, but could not find a model who would dare to wear his design. He ended up hiring Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris as his model. Catholic countries like Spain, Portugal and Italy banned the bikini. Decency leagues pressured Hollywood to keep bikinis from being featured in Hollywood movies. One writer described it as a "two piece bathing suit which reveals everything about a girl except for her mother's maiden name." Movie star Esther Williams once said: "A bikini is a thoughtless act." Brigitte Bardot helped popularize the bikini in Europe in the 1950s, but the United States took longer to adopt it. Modern Girl magazine wrote in 1957, "It is hardly necessary to waste words over the so-called bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing." In 1951 bikinis were banned from the Miss World Contest following the crowning of Miss Sweden in a bikini and subsequent protests with a number of countries threatening to withdraw. In 1957, however, Brigitte Bardot's bikini in And God Created Woman created a market for the swimwear in the US, and in 1960, Brian Hyland's pop song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" inspired a bikini-buying spree. By 1963, the movie Beach Party, starring Annette Funicello (emphatically not in a bikini, by mentor Walt Disney's personal request) and Frankie Avalon, led a wave of films that made the bikini a pop-culture symbol. The sex appeal of the apparel prompted numerous film and television productions as much as public morals. They include the numerous surf movies of the early 1960s. Dr. Strangelove was among these first movies to feature a bikini in memorable scenes. The elaborately and lavishly assembled Busby Berkeley film spectacle, Footlight Parade of 1932 showcases stunning aquachoreography that profusely featured what could only be regarded as bikini swimwear.

Ursula Andress in the iconic scene from Dr. No. In 1962, an icon was born as Bond Girl Ursula Andress emerged from the sea wearing a white bikini in Dr. No. Other iconic portrayals of bikinis in movies include Raquel Welch as the prehistoric cavegirl in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C., and Phoebe Cates in the 1982 teen film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. These three scenes were recently ranked 1, 86, and 84 respectively in Channel 4 (UK)'s 100 Greatest Sexy Moments in Film. The Dr. No bikini scene has been quoted as one of the most memorable scenes from the British spy film series. Virgin Media puts it in 9th position in its list of top ten movie bikini, and the top position in the list for top ten Bond girls. The HeraldBond movie. According to Andress, "This bikini made me into success." That white bikini has been described as a "defining moment in the sixties liberalization of screen eroticism". Ultimately the bikini caught on, due to a host of films and songs featuring the garment in the early 1960s. In Malta, bikinis took time to be introduced. In the 1960s, the police fended off Bishop Michael Gonzi's request to ban bikini clad tourists following fear of compromising Malta as a tourist destination. Malta Labour Party girls felt safe putting on bikinis during beach parties but this was unacceptable by those supporting the Nationalist Party. The lower part of the bikini was further reduced in size in the 1970s to the Brazilian thong, where the back of the suit is so thin that it disappears into the buttocks. On beaches and certain parks in Europe, the top part of the bikini is sometimes not worn. In 1996, when the Miss World contest was held in Bangalore, a dozen Indian groups opposed the event claiming that the contest degraded women by featuring them in bikinis. Social activist Subhashini Ali commented, "It's not an IQ test. Neither is it a charity show. It's a beauty contest in which these things have been added on as sops." The protests were so intense that the organizers were finally compelled to shift the venue of the "Swimsuit Round" to Seychelles. Afghan Miss Earth 2003 contestant Vida Samadzai was severely condemned by the Afghan Supreme Court, which said, "such a display of the female body goes against Islamic law and Afghan culture." (Glasgow) put the scene as best ever bikini scene on the basis of a poll. It also helped shape the career of Ursula Andress, the look of the quintessential

Variants

 

Regular bikini

 

 

Regular bikini Throughout its history, the bikini has spawned many stylistic variations. Topless variations may still be considered bikinis, although technically no longer two-piece swimsuits. A regular bikini (i.e. not a variant) is defined as a two pieces of garments that cover the groin and buttocks at the lower end and the breasts in the upper end. Skimpier styles have narrow sides, including V-cut (in front), French cut (with high-cut sides) and low-cut string (with string sides). Other styles include a bandeau top - a rectangular strip of fabric covering the breasts, a top with cups similar to a push-up bra, and more modest bottom pieces such as briefs, shorts, or briefs with a small skirt attached.
 
Heavenly Bra and Skirt - $ 59.00
Triangle halter bikini bra top with lace trim and delicate lock charm, and matching garter skirt. Stockings NOT included.

 

 

 

String bikini

 

String bikini

 

 

 

String bikini

A string bikini refers to a bikini swimsuit that is scantier and more revealing than traditional bikinis. It gets its name from the string characteristics of its design. Rather than featuring a full single piece bottom, the string bikini consists of two triangular shaped pieces connected at the groin but not at the sides, where a thin "string" wraps around the waist connecting the two parts. String bikini tops are similar and are tied in place by the attached "string" pieces. String pieces can either be continuous or tied. It is claimed that Brazilian fashion model Rose de Primo created the first string bikini when she had to sew one with insufficient fabric available to her for a photoshoot. The first formal presentation of string bikini was done by Glen Tororich, a public relations agent, and his wife Brandi Perret-DuJon, a fashion model, for the opening of Le Petite Centre, a shopping area in the French Quarter of the New Orleans, Louisiana in 1974. Inspired by a picture of a Rio De Janeiro fashion model in an issue of Women's Wear Daily, they had local fashion designer Lapin create a string bikini for the event. Models recruited by talent agent Peter Dasigner presented it by removing fur coats by Alberto Lemon on stage. The presentation was covered by local television stations and the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper, and was sent out via the wire news services of the Associated Press and United Press International. String bikinis are one of the most popular variations of traditional bikinis. A string bikini or thong is also a type of undergarment worn by both men and women. It is similar to but more revealing than a bikini. Women's string bikini underwear normally resembles the bottom of the string bikini bathing suit. Men's string bikini underwear consists of a front and rear section joined at the crotch but not at the sides. The tops of each piece join with either an elastic waistband similar to that found on briefs or to a thin piece of material or "string," leaving the sides exposed except for the string or waistband.

Monokini

 

Monokini

 

Monokini

Monokini, sometimes referred to as a unikini, is a woman's one piece beach garment equivalent to the lower half of a bikini. The term is used for different styles of one-piece swimsuits inspired by the bikini. In 1964, Rudi Gernreich, an Austrian fashion designer, designed the original monokini in the US. Gernreich also invented its name, and the word monokini is first recorded in English that year. Gernreich's monokini looked like a one-piece swimsuit but cut off a bit below the breasts leaving them bare. It had only two small straps over the shoulders. It was not very successful. Many women who wanted to sunbathe topless simply wore the bottom part of a bikini. Manufacturers and retailers quickly adapted to selling tops and bottoms separately. Gernreich later created the lesser known pubikini. In the 1960s, the monokini led the way into the sexual revolution by emphasizing a woman's personal freedom of dress, even when her attire was provocative and exposed more skin than had been the norm during the more conservative 1950s. Today, many monokinis are designed as the ultimate in sexy swimwear, using chains, strings, and strategic strips of fabric to join the upper and lower portions of the suit while still covering the basics of the female form. Today's styles are decidedly less racy than Gernreich's original design, but nonetheless are a revealing style of swimsuit. The term monokini is also now used to indicate any topless swimsuit, particularly a bikini bottom worn without a bikini top. In recent years, the term has come into use for topless bathing by women: where the bikini has two parts, the monokini is the lower part. Where monokinis are in use, the word bikini may jokingly refer to a two-piece outfit consisting of a monokini and a sun hat.

Microkini

 

Microkini

 

Microkini

 

 

 

A stick-on style of Microkini attaches with adhesive. A microkini is an extremely skimpy form of a bikini. The designs for both women and men typically use only enough fabric to cover the genitalia. Any additional straps are merely to keep the garment attached to the wearer's body. Some variations of the microkini use adhesive or wire to hold the fabric in place over the genitals. These designs do not require any additional side straps to keep the garment in place. The most radical variations of the microkini are simply thin straps which cover little or none of the wearer's body. The term "microkini" was coined in 1995 in an online community dedicated to enthusiasts of the extreme designs. Microkinis fill a niche between nudism and conservative swimwear. In addition to keeping the wearer just within legal limits of decency, they have also evolved to become the ultimate in provocative sun wear. The modern microkini's origins can be traced back to the early-1970's in Venice Beach, California, USA, where, after legislation was passed banning nudity there, beach regulars began making their own tiny bathing suits to comply with the new laws. The homemade suits were often little more than tiny, remnant pieces of fabric, crudely sewn together with thin twine or fishing line. Then around 1975, a local bikini shop picked up on the idea and began to make more practical styles using modern materials. Soon after, several adult film actresses began wearing the shop's suits in their films and the style began to catch on.

Pubikini

Pubikini, an extreme form of microkini, is another bathing suit created by Rudi Gernreich. The pubikini is a small piece of fabric that hugs the hips and buttocks but leaves the pubic region exposed.

Tankini

The tankini is a swimsuit combining a tank top and a bikini bottom of the traditional bikini that generally consists of the barest minimal fabric coverage for the top and bottoms, both are reduced to triangles of cloth connected by strings. The tankini is distinguished from the classic bikini by the difference in tops, the top of the tankini essentially being a tank top.

 

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The tankini top extends downward to somewhere between just above the navel and the top of the hips. The word is a neologism combining the tank of tank top with the end of the word bikini. This type of swimwear is considered by some to provide modesty closer to a one piece suit with the convenience of a two piece suit, e.g. the entire suit need not be removed in order to use a lavatory. Tankinis come in a variety of styles, colors and shapes, some include features such as integrated push-up bras. A tankini for pregnant women also exists, which is divided in front exposing the navel. It is named the "peekaboo tankini".

Sling bikini

The sling bikini is also known as a "suspender bikini", "suspender thong", "slingshot bikini" or just "slingshot". The slingshot is a one-piece suit which provides as little, or even less, coverage (or as much exposure) as a bikini. Usually, a slingshot resembles a bikini bottom, but rather than the straps going around the hips or waist, the side straps extend upwards to cover the breasts and go over the shoulders, leaving the entire sides of the torso uncovered, but the nipples and pubic area covered. Behind the neck, the straps join and reach down the back to become a thong. This style of swimsuit was infamously worn by Sacha Baron Cohen's character Borat.

Sports bikini

 

Sports bikini while playing Beach Volleyball

 

Sports bikini while playing Beach Volleyball Female athletes who play beach volleyball professionally usually wear two-pieces.

 

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These bikinis are designed with functionality rather than fashion in mind. In 2004 Olympic Games, inclusion of bikini-clad athletes raised eyebrows, while a controversy broke out around bikini-clad cheerleaders performing at a beach volleyball match. The costume stirred up a controversy at 2006 Asian Games at Doha, Qatar, and Iraqi team did not wear the conventional costume. In 2007 South Pacific Games, players were made to wear shorts and cropped sports tops instead of bikinis. In the same year, fans voted for contestants for WWE Diva contest after watching them playing beach volleyball in skimpy bikinis. The popularity of Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball, a video game for Xbox, was attributed to the skimpily clad women.

Bikini underwear

Bikini underwear is a type of undergarment worn by both men and women that is similar in size and revealing nature to the bottom half of a bikini bathing suit, popular among women. For women a bikini can refer to virtually any tight, skimpy, or revealing undergarment that provides less coverage to the midsection than traditional underwear, panties or knickers.

 

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