Today is National Bikini Day [POLL]
Today is National Bikini Day. I know the guys really, really like that! The bikini has been around for a long time!
Today marks the anniversary of when the bikini was invented back in 1946 by Louis Reard, who by the way was actually a French automobile engineer! Yeah, I think his mind was wandering just a bit that day!
He called his creation the bikini, named after the Bikini Atoll. The idea struck him when he saw women rolling up their beachwear to get a better tan
He also had a tough time trying to getting a fashion model to pose in it! He ended up hiring an exotic dancer (the um, naked kind) to wear his creation.
The big day was July, 5 1946. According to Wikipedia:
at a fashion event at Piscine Molitor, a popular public pool in Paris. The bikini was a hit, especially among men, and Bernardini received some 50,000 fan letters. Heim’s design was the first worn on the beach, but the genre of clothing was given its name by Réard. Réard’s business soared, and in advertisements he kept the bikini mystique alive by declaring that a two-piece suit wasn’t a genuine bikini “unless it could be pulled through a wedding ring.”
Happy Birthday to the Bikini!
Since it’s pretty obvious that guys think the bikini is a great invention, the poll below is for us girls!