The modern bikinis were initially seen on the beaches in France in the summer of 1947.


Just a couple of weeks after the one-piece bathing suit “Atome” the smallest swimming suit all over the world. This all-new style of swimwear was said to split up the Atome.

Hence the 2 piece bathing suit sensation that was the bikini was created.

Being created in 1947, two-piece swimwear has been recorded in history as early as the 4th century. But it remains in the last 60 years where the swimwear has become synonymous with the beach.

In the last 60 years, bikinis have forged ahead from offering full coverage to today’s minimal styles that barely cover anything.

There are three main types of bikini:

The Traditional Bikini

The traditional bikini generally offers full bottom coverage at the rear and encloses the breasts. Brazilian bikinis lose some of this material in the bikini brief creating low-rise bottoms and more skimpy coverage of the breast.

Taking this material cutting exercise to the extreme is the micro bikini (or microkini).

Bikini style comes down to body-type as certain styles are for larger body types than others. Body styles, for bikinis, can generally be split into three or by the largest area of on bodies.

Triangle Bikinis

Triangle bikinis are one of the most common styles of bikini and they work best when your breasts are not really any larger than a D cup. They consist of two triangular areas of material (one per breast) that are either directly connected or held together by thin pieces of material or strings.

Triangle styles work best with smaller breasts as they do not provide the support required by larger breasts.

Halter Neck Bikinis

Halter neck bikinis, on the other hand, are better suited to the women with larger chests. If your bra size is a C cup, or above, then this style will definitely look better and provide much-needed support.

They generally have wider straps that the spaghetti style straps of triangle bikinis and won’t dig into your shoulders anywhere near as much.

Bandeau Style Bikinis

Bandeau style bikinis differ from both triangle and halter neck styles. Because the top is made from a single piece of material and covers your breasts like a band. In fact, this is how its name is derived.

Because breast weaight issues the bandeau bikinis come with either two thin straps, one single asymmetric strap. Normally without any shoulder straps at all. This style of bikini works best for smaller chests because of the lack of shoulder straps.

If there is a need for a little extra help with bikinis, then look for underwired bikini tops. If there is cleavage problems then look for padded bikini or plunge style.

Bikinis are mainly sold as separates so there are choices, either match or mix the bikini bottom with the bikini top. This makes choosing this look for the beach easier.

If you’re top heavy then look for a plain bikini top and go for a detailed bikini pant to draw the eye away from your chest. Conversely, if the bottom half is larger relative to the top half then keep opting for a plain bottom.

Detailing such as rings, bows, and tie-ups work well to keep the eyes focused on your best features.  If you really don’t like the bottom half then you could go for a bikini bottom that has a skirt trim. A small skirting effect is pretty and good at hiding your bum too.

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