From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Bikinis by color. Subcategories This category has the following 15 subcategories, out of 15 total. Media in category "White bikinis" The following files are in this category, out of total. Alessandra - Incontro Bikini.
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A bikini is a women's two-piece swimsuit featuring two triangles of fabric on top that cover the woman's breasts , and two triangles of fabric on the bottom: the front covering the pelvis but exposing the navel , and the back covering the buttocks. In May , Parisian fashion designer Jacques Heim released a two-piece swimsuit design that he named the Atome 'Atom' and advertised as "the smallest swimsuit in the world". No runway model would wear it, so he hired a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris named Micheline Bernardini to model it at a review of swimsuit fashions. Due to its revealing design, the bikini was considered controversial, facing opposition from a number of groups and being accepted only very slowly by the general public. In many countries, the design was banned from beaches and other public places: in , France banned the bikini from being worn on its coastlines; Germany banned the bikini from public swimming pools until the s, and some communist groups condemned the bikini as a "capitalist decadence". Despite this backlash, however, the bikini still sold well throughout the early to later 20th century, albeit discreetly.