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A bikini is usually a woman's two-piece swimsuit that comprises
panties-style bottoms that cover at least a female's crotch and a
bra-style top that covers at least her breasts, but which leaves her
midriff exposed, and usually the navel and waist.. The size of a bikini
bottom can range from full pelvic coverage to a revealing thong or g-string
design. It was distinguished from previous two-piece swimsuit designs by
the fact that it revealed the woman's navel.
The modern bikini was first introduced by French engineer Louis Réard and
separately by fashion designer Jacques Heim in Paris in 1946. The style was
not quickly adopted due to its controversial, revealing design, and many western
countries banned it from beaches and public places. The Vatican declared the
design sinful.. The bikini was considered risqué but gradually became part of
popular culture when filmstars like Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress and others began
wearing them on public beaches and in film. The bikini design became common in
most western countries by the mid-1960s in both swimwear and underwear.
The original bikini style has acquired a positive connotation in popular culture.
Variations of the term are used to describe stylistic variations for promotional purposes
and industry classifications. These stylistic variations like monokini, microkini, tankini, trikini,
pubikini, bandeaukini and skirtini are usually unimportant to the general public. A man's brief
swimsuit may also be referred to as a bikini. A variety of men's and women's underwear are
described bikini underwear. The bikini fueled spin-off industries like bikini waxing and sun tanning.0