Question by  StokerAce (15)

Who invented the bikini and in what country?

Where did the word bikini come from?


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

In 1946, Louis Réard invented the modern bikini in France. He named it after Bikini (Pik-in-ni = "surface coconut") Atoll, its introduction on French beaches was like an atomic explosion. Jacques Heim, France, designed an earlier version called the "Atome", and Reard "split" it; other precursors date back to Çatalhöyük & Greco-Roman civilizations.


Answer by  Mandy59 (242)

The bikini is a French thing, but when you see a hot girl wearing one, I am pretty sure you don't care where bikinis came from!


Answer by  Baobao (1273)

A frenchman Louis Reard invented it in Bikini Atoll near Mashall Islands in 1946.At that time that area was used to test atomic bomb


Answer by  dhuoda (1431)

It was invented by a Frenchman called Louis Reard in the 1940's. The word bikini is named after a place in the Pacific Ocean called "The Bikini Atoll". This is unfortunate since that small island was the location for nuclear weapon testing.

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