Are you stuck thinking about where to get the best bikini? Come on in, shop online and check out our featured products! A bikini is a two-piece swimsuit, closely resembling women’s underwear. Bikinis are fashionable ways to maximize sun-tanning exposure for that gorgeous summer tan and fabulous toned body. For this reason, bikinis are not for everyone. In fact, many women fear the bikini’s exposure because they may have a negative body image. Aiming towards wearing a bikini on the beach can be a good motivation to exercise and eat healthier. Due to media influence however, some people may develop unhealthy and unrealistic goals of achieving the perfect bikini body in too little time. Having fun in the sun should not entail months of heavy dieting and hardship. Bikinis should not make women feel scared, they should be liberating.
Your online swimwear shop will have the bikini among its other designer beachwear in the woman section as women are by far the most common wearers of swimwear, designer or otherwise. Thus to bikini shop, it is as simple as a shop at any online woman beachwear shop.
Although bikinis are quite popular nowadays, it wasn’t always this way. Believe it or not, bikinis were banned from the Miss World contest in 1951. The prevalence of bikinis on magazine covers, and the obvious sex appeal of scantily clad women, indicate the modern acceptance of bikinis. To fully appreciate the social evolution of the swimsuit, compare the two-piece bathing suit of the 18th century, which consisted of a gown (going from neck to knee) and trousers, to the modern string bikinis and monokini (common on nude beaches where just the bottom is sufficient). The transition from full coverage to the maximized exposure of the bikini is a strong social statement. At once women’s bodies have been liberated from confined swimsuits but trapped in a popular culture of sex appeal.
As interesting as the bikini is as a subject of fashion evolution, knowledge of some swimsuit terminology is important for when you encounter strange categories like ‘Tankini’ (combo tank top and bikini bottom), ‘Micro-strings’ (extremely tiny bikinis held together with strings), ‘Triangle tops’ (standard bikini top), and ‘Bandeau tops’ (horizontal strip of fabric over the breasts). There are endless styles that can be found at an online bikini shop or at your local bikini shop. A bikini shop may be intimidating at first, but if you have a healthy body image and like attention, a flattering bikini will help you dazzle at the beach this summer!
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