Bikini is one of the highly searched term on Google and even on Yahoo and Bing. It refers to two pieces of cloths that cover the lower and upper organs of a female. Dictionary.com defines bikini as – ‘a very brief, close-fitting, two-piece bathing suit for women or girls. Wikipedia.org defines – ‘A bikini is typically a women’s two-piece swimsuit featuring two triangles of fabric on top, similar to a bra and covering 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. But these are not all about the meaning and definition of bikini.
1. The Term ‘Bikini’ is Related to Atom Bomb Explosion
The term ‘bikini’ was derived from the name of a place Bikini, where an atom bomb was tested in 1946. In fact, the name refers to the supposed explosive effects created by the intimate garment. Just compare the explosive force of the bomb and the impact of the brief on men’s libidos. It’s very killing and look at the figurative sense of a bombshell. A bikini is as hot as a bombshell.
2. An Automobile Engineer was the Inventor of Bikini
Louis Reard, a French automobile engineer, introduced the bikini on 5th July 1946, four days after the atom bomb explosion at Bikini. He was believing that the brief swimsuit will definitely bring commercial as well as cultural explosion. The idea of designing a two piece bikini came to his mind when he saw women on beaches rolling their swimsuit to get better tan.
3. First Bikini Model was a Nude Dancer
Since Louis rechard could not find any mainstream celebrity to wear his new design of swimsuit, he hired a 19 years nude dancer Micheline Bernardini to wear it at a review of swimsuit fashion. It was small enough to fit into a 2x2x2 inches box.