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The bikini was not always as ubiquitous as it is now. Though seen in some ancient texts, the modern bikini was battled over by governments and moral authorities alike for being far too risqué. It crept into the American wardrobe during World War II, when clothing manufacturers had to ration textiles. They were forced to cut out the middle of the otherwise clunky and ill-fitting women’s bathing suits. French designers, always on the forefront of fashion, caught on and began making bikinis that just covered the lady parts, which were shipped them all over the world.
Today, bikinis come in many cuts, colors and sizes. Some are perfectly acceptable to your grandmother while others are near invisible. This summer, cut-out designs, straps and baring the butt are all the rage. Check out these sultry new styles!
Bikinis have only been an accepted part of American fashion for 60 years. They look a lot different today.