Wearing a swimwear bikini on the beach or the pool is enough to make any girl feel gorgeous and sexy. Bikini swimwear is the perfect summer outfit, and comes in all shapes, designs, styles, and colors to fit any size and shape of body, whether you have big or small busts. One of the newer styles that really seems to be catching on are Brazilian Bikinis which are low cut and offer a bit less coverage than your standard or more traditional bikini.
History of the bikini
The popular two-piece’s humble beginnings can be traced back to several decades ago in a poolside fashion show in Paris. This sensational piece of beachwear was such a deviation from what most people at that time were used to that even the French fashion models refused to wear it for fear of stirring up the public. If it were not for a nude casino dancer, this bathing suit would not have made its first appearance in front of the modern world.
The designers who showcased this swimwear in the 1940s are actually just the reinventors of this sensational and sexy piece of beach apparel. Items of clothing resembling the bikini were recorded in early cave drawings dating back to 1600 B.C. and similar-looking clothing made of leather strips are known to be the staple piece of clothing for Amazon men and women.
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Just like any other type of swimsuit, this type of beachwear has undergone a lot of changes when it comes to fabrics. The earliest versions were made of natural fibers such as wool, which was popular in the 19th century, cotton in the 20th century, as well as linen, rubber, and silk. In some instances, more exotic materials such as fur, leather, suede, and even human hair were made to create specialty two-pieces that drew more attention than the women wearing them.
Synthetic materials popularly used to make two-pieces and other kinds of swimwear include Latex, a chemically modified type of rubber which suited the swimsuit because of its elastic nature, and nylon. Nylon is the first complete synthetic fabric invented by the DuPont company in the late 1930s. Other fabrics include Dacron, Rayon, and Spandex. Another modern synthetic material used in the manufacture of modern swimsuits is neoprene. Neoprene is also commonly used in modern wetsuits.
Tan-through fabrics are also popular materials used in trendy bathing suits. These cloths allow the sun’s rays to go through the cloth’s tiny holes, giving the wearer a more even tan. Many bathing suits made of these cloths are opaque when dry and become see-through when wet.