The wearing of bikinis has always been linked to the emancipation of women. A long time ago Saira Banu and Sharmila Tagore shocked, sorry, enticed the audience by appearing on screen wearing just bikinis.
Recently Kareena Kapoor enthralled everyone with her two-piece act. Ameesha Patel looked sexy in a yellow swimsuit in Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic and Minissha Lamba put on swimwear for the movie Kidnap.
In the film Fashion, debutante Mugdha Godse will be seen in a bikini. She feels more heroines are donning swimwear now because they are willing to experiment and she does not think that swimsuit scenes are just a marketing technique. .
The south film industry is also on to the swimsuit trend, with actresses Nayanatara and Namitha sporting swimwear. Namitha, who appeared in a swimsuit for Billa says that she had no inhibitions about wearing a swimsuit.
Celebrity stylist Anaita Shroff Adjania, who also styled for Dhoom 2, however, feels that bikini scenes should be in a movie only when they are required. But she agrees that heroines now are more prepared to wear glamorous clothes as they are very conscious about their bodies.
Why a bikini is called a bikini?
The bikini was named after the Bikini Atoll. It was the site of a nuclear weapon test called Operation Crossroads in the Marshall Islands. Bikini is named so because it is as explosive as a nuclear device. Louis Réard is the inventor of bikini.
A bikini or two-piece is a type of women’s swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts – one covering the breasts, the other the groin, leaving an uncovered area between the two pieces of garments. It is often worn while swimming. The shapes of both parts of a bikini closely resemble women’s underwear.
Bikini is the most popular beachwear around the globe, which is, according to French fashion historian Olivier Saillard, because of the power of women, and not the power of fashion.
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