In Pompeii , depictions of Venus wearing a bikini were discovered in the Casa della Venere,    in the tablinum of the House of Julia Felix ,  and in an atrium garden of Via Dell'Abbondanza. The bathing gown of the 18th century was a loose ankle-length full-sleeve chemise -type gown made of wool or flannel that retained coverage and modesty. Inspired by the introduction of females into Olympic swimming he designed a close-fitting costume with shorts for the bottom and short sleeves for the top. Rayon was used in the s in the manufacture of tight-fitting swimsuits,  but its durability, especially when wet, proved problematic.
L*SPACE x The Blonde Abroad Bikini Capsule Collection
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I actually met the founder, fellow Southern California native and bikini lover, Monica Wise, way back in college. Their chic, coastal styles have that effortlessly cool, and comfortable California vibe that I absolutely adore. Not only do I love their unique designs, I love that these premium quality bikinis are very flattering. Pairing up with the brilliant Monica Wise, we designed this capsule collection with versatility in mind.
Playboy first featured a bikini on its cover in , which depicted the bottom half of a woman's body in a black swimsuit, captioned as "A Toast to Bikinis. Annette Funicello, Beach Party All photos Throughout the s, there was nothing better than watching America's sweetheart Annette Funicello frolicking in the sand and living it up with Frankie Avalon in countless Beach Party movies. In the first flick of the series, the brunette beauty rocked a two-piece swimsuit, thus sparking a huge fashion trend. Credited for making the bikini seem wholesome, the cute-as-a-button teen star knew how to keep it clean and classy. The brunette bombshell became a Hollywood sex symbol seemingly overnight, and Playboy even crowned her the "most desired woman" of the s.