Bikinis: A History in Pictures

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  06.30.09 | 11:51 AM ET

Just in time for the summer holidays, Slate digs up a brief (har har) pictorial history of the bikini, originally put together for the suit’s 60th anniversary a couple years back. There’s also an excellent Magnum photo gallery.


Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


3 Comments for Bikinis: A History in Pictures

TambourineMan 06.30.09 | 7:30 PM ET

Ava, Ursula, Brigitte, Miss Lamour…nice. Gracias, Eva and Slate.

Grizzly Bear Mom 07.01.09 | 11:42 AM ET

It seems to me that the bigger bikinis that covered the more fleshy women (Ava, Ursala, Brigette) were most feminine.  Few people have such attractive derriere’s, hips, bones, rib cages, etc. that I want to see them.  As most men i know say “leave a little to the imagination.”

Bikini Lover 08.11.09 | 9:37 PM ET

I think swimwear fashion has really moved forward the past 5-7 years allowng woman to express their own personal style on the beach or poolside at their favorite resort. I think that if you feel good about who you are and have the confidence to wear a skimpy bikini then go for it.

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