Retrieved 29 August Micheline Bernardini wearing the first bikini in Image: The film " Man with a Movie Camera " shows Russian women wearing early two-piece swimsuits which expose their midriff, and a few who are topless. The minimalist bikini design became common in most Western countries by the mids as both swimwear and underwear. Traces of the red paint are evident on the tree trunk, on the short curly hair gathered back in a bun and on the lips of the Goddess, as well as on the heads of Priapus and the Eros. Also, her outfit sets a whole new trend for sex symbols. Retrieved 13 August
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Appreciate Your Bikini: A Brief History Of Women’s Swimwear
No bikini Archived at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved August 20, Retrieved 29 August University Press of America. Any additional straps are merely to keep the garment attached to the wearer's body. On this day—July 5, —the first bikini goes on sale". According to French fashion historian Olivier Saillardthe bikini is perhaps the most popular type of female beachwear around the globe because of "the power of women, and not the power of fashion".