Variations for bikini

bikiniAs everybody that has gone swmming will know a swimsuit is what you need to wear if you want to get into a pool or try out the waters on a sunny beach on a hot summer’s day. There are different ways that the swimsuit is designed, and it can be something that hugs the body, or it can be loose fitting and it can keep the wearer stay modest, or it can reveal more than it conceals.

A bikini may also need some lining so that it does not end up becoming transparent after it gets wet. The primary goal of the swimsuit is to cover the private parts and women’s swimsuits range from one-piece, two-piece, bikinis and thongs while men may wear shorts, trunks, jammers or even cut-off jeans.

Styles of swimsuits vary from country to country, and South American women often are seen in monokinis which are a bikini bottom and uncovered breasts. Monokinis are also seen in Europe, but are forbidden in the United States, except maybe where a predominant European tourist influence is to be found. 

The swimsuits that competitive swimmers wear are specially designed so that drag is reduced and it may also include diveskins that are worn for both swimming as well as for diving. The primary aim of such diveskins is to prevent the swimmer from stings as well as abrasion.

Most often, a beauty pageant provides great scope for experimentation as far as the swimsuit design is concerned, and here the accent is on beauty rather than functionality. This is a far cry from the ancient custom of swimming in the nude that was common for swimmers in the Classical period. The nineteenth century saw the advent of the two piece swimsuit and the first bikinis made their appearance following the Second World War. There is however, also not much difference between men’s and women’s swimsuit styles over the ages.

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