Suit Up, Ladies – it’s National Bikini Day!
Since July 5, 1946, women have been covering the beaches and poolsides in bikinis. National Bikini Day marks the anniversary of the invention of the revealing two-piece bathing suit that has become a staple of summertime fun.
Named after the Bikini Atoll – the little island where the United States conducted atomic tests – the two piece bathing suit made its debut in Paris. According to history, famed French designer Louis Reard wanted to name the revealing bits of fabric “atom”.
Women had been wearing modest two-piece suits by World War II in the United States, but they hardly revealed the amount of skin the bikini revealed on July 5, 1946. While Europe enthusiastically donned the bikini after a long and arduous world war, American’s sense of decency kept them from accepting the bikini until the cultural shift of the 1960s.
How To Join In on the Fun
According to tradition, women are encouraged to wear a bikini on #NationalBikiniDay to celebrate the innovation that changed so much of their world. Share your pictures and messages using #NationalBikiniDay on social media to join the conversation.
Much like the invention of the bikini, the invention of the FemmyCycle has changed the way women enjoy the beach during their periods by offering up to 12-hours of better period control.
To help make sure every women can join in we’re offering $10 off FemmyCycle through July 5th, 2017. Use coupon code BikiniDay at checkout to receive your discount.