On the beach, by a pool and around holiday destinations it is perfectly acceptable to wear a binkini all day walking around. All a bikini consists of is a bra and panties so it is basically underwear made from different material.
So by this logic why is it socially acceptable to walk around in a bikini but not underwear?
Also if it was socially acceptable would you walk around in your underwear?
I was about to ask the exact same question. One day I posted a picture of me wearing underwear and a guy told me "don't post a picture with underwear" but people wear bikini and walk around with it. My underwear covered more than average people's bikini. My starps are thicker at least. I don't understand the concept really. I also watched ANTM and one of the model didn't want to take a picture with underwear on because it was underwear. I mean I thought what mattered was how much coverage a clothing gives you, not what you call it? But... I don't know. This question is helpful to me.
It depends on the situation and the location. While it is considered acceptable to walk around in a bikini at the beach or pool, it's generally not socially acceptable to do the same while out grocery shopping for example.
Underwear can be a lot more revealing than a bikini due to either style or fabric choice. While I am perfectly comfortable walking around in public in a bikini, or a sports bra and a pair of spandies, I would not feel comfortable doing so in a thong and lacy bra.
All the areas where you would wear a bikini are places where you go swimming. A bra and panties are gonna be see through when wet so you can't wear them for swimming. You wouldn't wear a bikini downtown in a city, any more than you would wear a bra and panties.
Well, some underwear is extremely revealing: Such as thongs, small boy-shorts or any other skimpy underwear. Same with SOME bikinis. However, assuming we're comparing regular panties to a full bikini, I really see nothing wrong with it. Our society makes little to no sense at all.
Good question. I can't provide a valid answer, except I agree with you.