The birth of the modern day bikini was July 1, 1946. Invented by a man but fine tuned by women, the first-ever bikinis were considered scandalous with their body baring, navel revealing styles. Over the decades, they’ve gotten smaller and we think, BETTER.
Imagine that –– an entire outfit that fits neatly in the palm of your hand. Truly the world’s sexiest use of fabric.
Bon anniversaire, bikini!
Pictured above: Brigitte Bardot –– one of the first to wear a bikini. Gorgeous.