Tag: bikini

The word burkini has entered widespread use this year.

Taking a dip into the language of swimming

The British summer may be shaping up to be something of a damp squib so far, but that hasn’t stopped a new swimwear term making it into the dictionary in 2016. Thanks to its push by leading British retailers Marks and Spencer and House of Fraser, the word burkini has entered widespread use this year, […]

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The word bikini comes from the name of the atoll in the Marshall Islands where an atom bomb was detonated in 1946.

The bikini and facekini

The latest fashion trend to hit beaches has been raising eyebrows – but you wouldn’t know it, since the eyebrows (along with the rest of the face) can’t be seen behind the facekini, which draws its name from the popular swimwear bikini. First reaching popularity in 2012 in China, this balaclava-like stretchy nylon mask is intended […]

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Fedoras to mullets: decades of fashion words

It can be pretty difficult to keep track of current fashion trends; it seems as soon as you finally become accustomed to one (and have incorporated it into your own wardrobe), another style invariably comes along to replace it. However, even decades after the trends themselves are no longer to be found behind storefront windows […]

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On 5 July 1946, the first bikini went on sale.

Answer a question about bikinis and win a Kobo Glo!

On 5 July 1946, the first bikini went on sale. The first modern bikini, that is, since there is evidence that bikini-like garments have existed for thousands of years – the mother-goddess of Çatalhöyük, in southern Anatolia, is depicted in a costume similar to a bikini in the Chalcolithic era, around 5600 BC.  Similar depictions were […]

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