Men's bikini briefs can be low- or high-side that are usually lower than true waist, often at hips, and usually have no access pouch or flap, legs bands at tops of thighs. As with the bra and other type of lingerie, manufacturers of the last quarter of the century marketed panty styles that were designed primarily for their sexual allure. Brands such as Speedo and Body Glove began to take cues from Brazilian culture. Despite the conservative ideas prevalent in India, bikinis have become more popular. For women, wearing a bikini signaled a kind of second liberation. As bikinis leave most of the body exposed to potentially dangerous UV radiation, overexposure can cause sunburnskin canceras well as other acute and chronic health effects on the skin, eyes, and immune system.
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Evolution of the bikini
No runway model would wear it, so he hired a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris to model it at a review of swimsuit fashions. With the development of new clothing materials, particularly latex and nylonswimsuits gradually began hugging the body through the s, with shoulder straps that could be lowered for tanning. The trikini appeared briefly indefined as "a handkerchief and two small saucers. Archived from the original on It gained increased exposure and acceptance as film stars like Brigitte BardotRaquel Welchand Ursula Andress wore them and were photographed on public beaches and seen in film.