Ever wondered where the word “bikini” comes from? In 1946 Frenchman Louis Réard named his reinvention of the bathing suit after Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
This location was significant to our bikini creator because it’s the same place where the atomic bomb was tested; apparently he “hoped that the burst of excitement it caused would be as explosive as an atomic bomb.”
There is a bombshell bikini for any shape, and we love seeing a voluptuous frame in a halterneck top and full bikini bottom, an athletic shape in a triangle bikini and side-tie bottom and a sexy pear shape in a bandeau top and boy shorts. Here is a great style tip: Make sure the side of your bikini bottom is wider if you are tall and slimmer if you are short.