Today is observed as International Bikini Day all over the world and is celebrated to mark the day the two-piece bathing suit, called bikini, was invented.
A bikini is a two-piece bathing suit that is one of the most commonly used outfits in summer when on a beach. The piece of clothing was invented so that women can easily flaunt their bodies and sunbathe.
WHERE DOES IT ORIGINATE FROM?
Louis Reard, a French automobile engineer, created a bikini after he took over his mother’s lingerie business. The reason he wanted to introduce this piece of clothing is said to be when he saw women on beaches rolling up their swimsuits in order to get tanned. The bikini was first introduced in the market on July 5, 1946. Reard ran his bikini shop for almost forty years. Michelle Bernardini was the first model to wear a bikini.
The name ‘Bikini’ was adopted from the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The Bikini Atoll was the colonial name that the Germans gave.
FACTS ABOUT BIKINI
1. China is the biggest manufacturer and exporter of bikinis, covering over 70% of the overall market for this clothing item.
2. Despite being introduced in 1946, the bikini came into the mainstream in the 1950s, when Brigitte Bardot, the French Actress, wore it at the Cannes Film Festival.
3. The most expensive bikini made was embellished with 150 carats of diamonds, which cost more than 30 million dollars. The bikini was designed by Susan Rosen.
4. In 1993, the Olympic Committee declared the bikini the official uniform for women in beach volleyball.
5. Many places like Vatican City and Florida in the United States of America, banned bikini when it was introduced.
SOME CELEBRITIES WHO NAILED THEIR LOOKS WEARING A BIKINI
1. Cardi B
Cardi B looked absolutely stunning in this black corset bikini.
2. Sara Ali Khan
This multicolored bikini set shows Sara’s love for rainbows.
New mom Rihanna looks gorgeous in this picture wearing a green floral print bikini set.
4. Shanaya Kapoor
Wearing a Versace bikini, Shanaya amps up her game and looks glamorous as she poses in the pool.
5. Jennifer Lopez
JLo looks absolutely breathtaking in this black bikini set with a black cover-up as she poses by the pool.
6. Priyanka Chopra
In a checkered bikini set, Priyanka poses for the camera as she is having fun in the pool.
7. Nina Dobrev
The Vampire Diaries actress, Nina Dobrev poses for the camera wearing an all-white bikini set with a black shirt.
8. Katrina Kaif
The Sooryavanshi actress looks stunning in a tricolored bikini set paired with a white transparent shirt.
9. Kim Kardashian
This list is incomplete with a Kim K photo. She looks breathtaking in this silver bikini set posing for a mirror selfie.
10. Jahnvi Kapoor
Slaying in a black floral bikini set along with a sarong, Jahnvi looks beautiful.