Find the button on any track to add it to your Bookmarks! Certain types of underwear are described as bikini underwear and designed for men and women. Archived from the original on March 17, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. His skimpy design was risque, exposing the wearer's navel and much of her buttocks. According to French fashion historian Olivier Saillard, this was due to "the power of women, and not the power of fashion".
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Annette Kellerman started the form-fitting swimwear trend,
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With the development of new clothing materials, particularly latex and nylon , swimsuits gradually began hugging the body through the s, with shoulder straps that could be lowered for tanning. The Pacific Islands: an Encyclopedia. Actress Dolores Del Rio was the first major star to wear a two-piece women's bathing suit onscreen in Flying Down to Rio Any additional straps are merely to keep the garment attached to the wearer's body.