The brief served as a template for most all variations of panties for the rest of the century. With the development of new clothing materials, particularly latex and nylonswimsuits gradually began hugging the body through the s, with shoulder straps that could be lowered for tanning. Costumes are regulation "posing trunks" bikini briefs for both men and women. Fashion portal Swimming portal. Retrieved September 30, Retrieved December 13, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Attractive brunette maiden removes her bikini top at the beach
Retrieved May 1, Retrieved September 19, Retrieved August 15, It can refer to virtually any undergarment that provides less coverage to the midriff than lingeriepanties or knickers,  especially suited to clothing such as crop tops. Views Read Edit View history. By the late 20th century it was widely used as sportswear in beach volleyball and bodybuilding.