Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bon Anniversaire Mlle. Bikini!

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Happy 65th Birthday Mademoiselle Bikini!  You are still looking as marvellous as ever!  Your poolside debut in Paris has changed ladies' swimsuits forever.

Cute and shapely...
Ava Gardner, 1941
all images courtesy of slate.com

Va-va-va-voom!  High cut bottom is
very reminiscent of 1980's styles
Micheline Bernardini in 1946

The classic bandeau top worn beuatifully by
 Brigitte Bardot 1953, Cannes Film Festival

The success of the bikini crossed the pond to North America.
1960, Ad for Neiman Marcus

1967, Ursula in Dr. No
Need I say more?

More bum than fabric!  Most men would say
they wouldn't have it any other way! 
Thong bikini first appeared in 1970 Brazil

How many teenage boys had this poster
on their walls and even ceilings?!
Cheryl Tiegs, 1970

Easy style of current bikinis also
uniform for athletes such as professional
beach volleyball player Gabrielle Reece

Summer is cetainly here to stay.  Why not indulge in something sexy...

Vintage Retro Seersucker Bikini Bathingsuit

Retro Fabulous Nautical bikini high-waist NWT L Pin-up!

Vintage 60's 70's Retro Psychadelic Bikini - Small

 For the Good of Mankind: A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands (Second Edition)

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