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Bikini Evolution

17 Jul

This month marks the 66th birthday of the bikini! In 1946 July 5th to be exact French designer Louis Réard introduced the daring two piece to the world. So daring that at first Parisian models refused to wear his design. However a dancer named Micheline Bernardini took on the challenge and became the first woman ever to wear a bikini, sparking a trend that would never end. The bikini has been ever-changing since it’s debut in the 1940’s, let’s take a trip down memory lane.

 

Louis Réard,1946

 

Micheline Bernardini,1946

Bikinis by the decade…1940’s

1950’s

1960’s
1970’s

1980’s

1990’s

Turn of the century

2012!!!! itsy bitsy teenie weenie!

 

Contrary to the latest Sports Illustrated cover, not everyone is wearing tiny string bikinis. There are many different styles being worn today.  I love how there is no definition of the “now” bikini. They come in a variety of colors, patterns, materials and cuts!  Cheers to variety!

Present day bikinis….

 

Images: Sports illustrated, Splash news, Akm-Gsl,Bauer-grifin and fame flynet pictures.

 

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4 Responses to “Bikini Evolution”

  1. Kiva July 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    I personally love the swimsuits from the 1940’s pic you posted. They need to make those now. I would totally rock that!

  2. alkgrace July 18, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    Reblogged this on little black sweats and commented:
    Love this post on one of my favorite blogs!

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