The swimming suit was created by Louis Reard and Jacques Heim, in Paris in 1946. In spite of this, due to its skimpiness, hardly anyone had the courage to wear a bikini until the late 1950s, when actress Brigitte Bardot developed a splash by wearing a bikini in the film, ‘And God Created Woman.’ The swimming suit revolution subsequently became a rage, and even got its own song.
Returning to the present, bikinis have become modest in character. bikini bottoms are offering more coverage than in the past without giving up on their sex appeal. Last season witnessed straight, top-line swimming suit bottoms. Surprisingly, there were hardly any deep-V swimming suit bottoms, thongs or G-strings in sight. With more coverage in style, fashion houses are predicting that the ‘skirtini’ is going to be the next big thing in the swimsuit industry.