What Do You Actually Know About the History of Bikinis?

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Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On Sep 12, 2022
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We might take this item of clothing for granted now, but did you know the bikini was considered scandalous when it was just launched? The bikini holds a fascinating and intriguing history as it evolved down the ages. From different styles to the different statements it made at different points in history, this quiz will take you on a truly incredible journey. Be prepared to be amazed.

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On 5 July ___, a Frenchman called Louis Réard unveiled a “bikini” at the Piscine Molitor, a Parisian swimming pool.

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The string bikini, when it was launched, was so scandalous that the only person willing to model it was a ____.

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____ banned wearing a bikini on the streets in 2011.

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In 1946, Parisian designer Jacques Heim unveiled the ____ called the atome.

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____ is credited with popularizing a new revealing bikini style during her beach vacation to Cannes in the mid-1950s.

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Who sang the hit “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini”.

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In which James Bond film did actress Ursula Andress emerge from the water in a white bathing suit in one of the most iconic cinematic scenes.

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How much did the same bikini sell for later at an auction?

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Which year did a bikini get pictured for the first time on a Sports Illustrated cover?

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What color bikini did Sports illustrated use for its debut?

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And who modeled this bikini for this magazine?

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In the 1970s, thongs first appeared in…

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Swedish Miss World winner Kiki Håkansson was crowned the winner in a bikini in ___.

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Raquel Welch wore a ___ bikini in the 1966 adventure-fantasy movie “One Million Years BC”.

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The modern bikini was named after a ____.

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When the bikini was first introduced, countries like Italy, Portugal, and Spain prevented their citizens from wearing them.

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July ____ marked the first time that Playboy ever featured a woman with a bikini on its cover.

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In 1951, the first-ever ____ pageant was also known as the Festival Bikini Contest.

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The name of the first woman to ever model a bikini was…

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The first depiction of a two-piece comes from a 1,700-year-old ____ mosaic called Chamber of the Ten Maidens.

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National Bikini Day is celebrated on…

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Wearing a thong bikini is illegal in certain parts of Florida.

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