Retrieved November 12, The bathing gown of the 18th century was a loose ankle-length full-sleeve chemise -type gown made of wool or flannel that retained coverage and modesty. No as the first Bond girlI was given the freedom to take my pick of future roles and to become financially independent. Indian model Sofia Hayat in photoshoot. The skirtiniwhich features a bikini top and a small, skirted bottom, is also an innovation for bikini-style clothes with more coverage. Although child-sized bikinis appeared in the s, in many European countries, swimsuits below size 11 are commonly not sold with a separate top, but in the United States, Britain, and Canada, it has often been considered unacceptable for girls in late childhood ages 7—11 to go topless. The main difference is that, unlike underwear, swimwear is open to public view.
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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bikini. Retrieved August 23, Bikinis have become a major component of marketing various women's sports. This article is about the women's bathing suit. Teen magazines of late s and s featured similar designs of midriff-baring suits and tops. Retrieved August 29, The winners earned titles like Miss Body Beautiful, Miss Physical Fitness and Miss Americana, and also presented trophies to the winners of the men's contest.