Since time immemorial—or at least since most of us can remember—the bikini has been a summer staple. But, as you'll surely be surprised to learn, the modern version of the midriff-baring bathing suit is just 72 years-old. When it first hit the market in , for instance, the swimsuit was considered so scandalous that the Vatican declared the garment to be "sinful. In honor of the bikini's upcoming birthday, we've gathered some of the most fascinating facts about the suit that revolutionized the swimwear industry.
History of the bikini
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No school, no schedule, sleeping in and sno cones galore! I love summer time and I can't wait for it each year but it seems I forget every time June rolls around that along with summer comes the constant daily question, "Will you take us to the pool? To the super-fun moms out there, that question is answered with a quick "Yes, kids! Let's go!
Too old for the pool
The duchess often slipped into a bikini for adventures abroad. Fun, cheeky swimsuits were always a go-to style along with simple, monochromatic two-piece sets often in shades of teal, aqua tan or black. Captured doing a backbend pose on the rocks near the beach in a postcard perfect locale, Meghan looks every inch the daughter of a yoga instructor.
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