When the first bikini was introduced into the United States as a fashion item, many clothing designers refused to believe that it would ever become a trend, or for that matter, be in demand. For over ten years, American designers thought that the average female citizen wouldn’t wear a bikini, due to ethical and decent-minded attitudes. However, by 1957, thanks mainly to European influences and Hollywood movies, the bikini was accepted into our mainstream way of thinking about fashions and clothing trends.
As trends have a tendency to do, the bikini trend escalated in 1960 when a songwriter named Brian Hyland crafted his Yellow Polka Dot Bikini song, which soon became a hit. Since that time, the bikini has become commonplace among swimwear designers and those who still buy the bikinis.
Recently, however, a new style of bikini has emerged that has gained worldwide attention-the Brazilian micro bikini. It also started as a new way for women to sunbathe, which allowed them to wear as little as possible in order to get the best tan with the least amount of fabric covering their bodies.
Brazilian bikinis-both the bikini tops and bottoms-reveal more skin than any of the previous bikini styles. In fact, the Brazilian bikini bottoms are so revealing that it’s mandatory that a woman have her pubic hairs removed before she can go out in public wearing such a bathing suit. To remove the hair that is so visible requires using a warm wax, rather than just shaving that particular area of a woman’s body. Thus, with the influence of the Brazilian bikini, its popularity launched the term Brazilian wax-a procedure for hair removal required before a woman could wear the bikini.
The bottoms of Brazilian bikinis have slim strips of fabric that drape over the pelvic bone in front, and the fabric in back reveals almost every inch of a woman’s body. The bikini bottoms are known as Tanga, Asa Delta, and Fio Dental. Tanga covers a minimal part of the flesh on the backside, while Asa Delta looks similar to a thong, but has strips of fabric that line each side of the back. Finally, the Fio Dental resembles the size of dental floss as it slithers in between the buttocks of the wearer.
The tops of Brazilian bikinis are equally as flesh revealing as the bottoms. Although bikinis are known to be worn for swimming, the Brazilian bikinis are most appropriately known for sunbathing use. Women can choose one of three styles for these types of bikinis tops-triangle, halter, and bandeau. The triangle covers the bust area with two teeny-tiny cups that suggest that they might cover a small portion of the breasts. A halter top is made with somewhat more fabric and is cinched around the neck to keep the bosom from falling out of the suit. The bandeau is like an elastic tube that slips over the head and nestles around the chest area, with no ties at the neck or back.
Most certainly, whichever style of Brazilian bikini you choose to wear, it reveals more flesh than any other type of bikini on the market. Add to that the option of choosing a sheer or see-through fabric; little is left to the imagination when viewing a woman wearing this type of bikini. Therefore, before you venture outside to your favorite resort or beach, make sure you’re prepared to bring along another bikini, in case your Brazilian micro bikini is off-limits.