• HISTORY OF THE BIKINI

• HISTORY OF THE BIKINI

As you can imagine, the Story of the Bikini is a controversial one. Our predecessors preferred their swimwear to be more along the lines of "there is no such thing as a midriff" compared to the relative freedom we are used to seeing today.

 

 

 HOW DID IT ALL START?

 

1913 Carl Jantzen Creates the 1st Functional Two-Piece

Carl Jantzen 

creates the 1st Functional Two-Piece

 


1946 Louis Reard creates the first bikini

 

Louis Reard

creates the 1st Bikini, named after the infamous Location of the first atomic bomb testing. What a bombshell!

 

Hollywood icons like Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe make it a standard in unattainable glamour

Hollywood ICONS

like Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe get a hold of the Bikini and make it a Standard in Unattainable Glamour

 

 

 

1957: Modern Girl magazine writes " It is hardly necessary to waste words over the so-called bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing.”

Modern Girl Magazine

writes " It is hardly necessary to waste words over the so-called Bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing

 

 

1966 Raquel Welch dons the famous loincloth bikini, sparking worldwide interest

Raquel Welch

dons the Famous Loincloth Bikini, sparking worldwide interest. Every man wanted her, and every woman wanted to be her. The Bikini begins to break into the Mainstream

 

1983 Carrie Fisher’s iconic space bikini is featured in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

 

Carrie Fisher’s

iconic Space Bikini is featured in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, from the Sands of Malibu to the sands of Tatooine

 


1988 Louis Réard's company shuts down forever

Louis Réard's

company shuts down forever, but bikini sales soar, accounting for more than 20 percent of swimsuit sales in the United States. The bikini is now a staple in the swimwear industry

 


The options are endless! by Dippin' Daisy's Swimwear

The options are endless!

The bikini is no longer simply a way to attract attention or controversy. Rather, it is an expression of Beauty, Courage and Freedom, built on top of the efforts of Fearless Women

 

The world has come to love swimwear of all shapes, sizes, and amounts of fabric - by Dippin' Daisy's

  You can wear a retro two-piece or a barely-there monokini;

     everything is accepted, as long as you feel good in it.

 

Dippin' Daisy's Swimwear

 

 

 

 

 




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