The Creation Of The Bikini

January 17, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

The history of the bikini is fascinating:

  • The invention of the bikini was driven in part by war-time rationing of fabric during WW2.
  • It was called the bikini after the atoll on which the US tested nuclear missiles. Like the atom bomb it was “small and devastating”.
  • The name also fit because before the bikini the most popular swimsuit was a one-piece called the atom. Just like the bomb, the bikini “split the atom” into a two piece.
  • There are various bikini styles, but its creator thought that the best ones revealed “everything about a girl except for her mother’s maiden name”.

Read more about the history of the bikini here.

Source: Wikipedia

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