The Evolution Of Bikinis

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1950s

source: timesunion.com

source: timesunion.com

At this time of the century, the bikini was a popular piece of swimwear amongst women so the beaches decided to ban it on the advise of the Catholic Church. The French actress Brigitte Bardot boldly modeled it on the Cannes Film Festival and it became a global revolution of swimwear. She wore a strapless top and short bottoms and soon after Marilyn Monroe was photographed wearing a bikini.

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