The Bikini Turns 66!: Happy (Belated) Birthday to the Sexy Two-Piece
Posted Friday July 6, 2012 11:30 AM GMT
From Bond Girls and beauty queens to beach babes and supermodels, the sultry bikini has been donned by the likes of all kinds of women!
Certainly a poolside fav, this figure-flaunting design turned the ripe age of 66 yesterday (June 5)!
Introduced to the world by French designer, Louis Réard, on July 5, 1946 at a swimming pool in Paris, the suit was first worn by women with only a sliver of midriff showing.
These days, the designs are not so modest, which is why most of us spend hours at the gym perfecting our midsections to be worthy of such attire - oy vey!
So, in honor of the bikini’s 66th birthday, take a look at some of our favorite styles for summer 2012!