It’s summertime and it's bikini time ladies..!! From its first appearance in the Parisian fashion show by designer Louis Read in the 19th-century, the ladies' bikinis have spanned into a multi-million dollar industry and is the women’s favourite outfit at the beaches. Hit the beach or the neighbouring pool and indulge yourself in the trendiest fashion of women’s bikinis. Zivame presents a variety of swimsuits and bikinis in the latest cuts, styles, colours, prints, and in the most vibrant hues apt for summer. Flaunt those beautiful curves of our latest bikinis and feel fabulous while also soothing the heat in the cooling waters. As the saying goes, every ‘body’ is a bikini body if you put one in it. And we have the perfect one as per your preference, budget, style, and body shape. Zivame also offers the perfect measurement guide while online shopping and all you must do is measure your vitals stats and find your size. No longer aimlessly roaming around in the shopping malls for that perfect fit..!! Mix and match between bandeaus, halters, push-ups, and underwired bras with the brightest briefs, thongs, or the bolder G-strings. Flatter yourself with the high-waisted swimdresses or the skimpiest bottoms in cheerier hues or chic neutral tones. For the more modest patterns, opt for the floral one-piece or the colourful tankinis. Bikinis are not just fun, but also put a message of body positivity and truly oppose body shaming. A bikini is a beautiful attire in gorgeous style sweeping off the onlookers from their feet. less
Come summer and we are all set to hit our favourite beach holiday destination to cool off in style. However, one cannot have a good time by the water without the right swimwear to boot. Most of us are tired of having to scour multiple stores for that one elusive bikini that fits and looks like a dream. This is why Zivame has come up with the perfect time-saving solution for all you wary souls who cannot bear to visit another swimwear shop. Say hello to our all-new bikini collection with stunning pieces that do your beautiful body justice. Whatever your style preferences, body shape and size, or shopping budget, we have the perfect bikini for you. Just come take a look at our wide range of bikini online and walk away amazed.
Swimsuits were first made in the mid 1800s – before this, people would either strip down to their underwear or bathe in the buff. The latter half of the 19th century saw women swim in loose, full-sleeved dresses or gowns with belts and pants made from flannel. This was so that women could safeguard their modesty and conceal most part of their bodies. At the beginning of the 20th century, realisation dawned that these heavy swimsuits were not very utilitarian, especially for swimming contests, both big (the Olympics) and small.
It was not until 1946 that Louis Reard, a French designer, designed the world’s first two-piece bikini and hired Micheline Bernardini, a showgirl from Paris, to model it. He had named the bikini after the Bikini Atoll, a headline-grabbing atomic test by the US. The bikini, due to its controversially minimalist design, was not very popular with the general public at first. However, big Hollywood stars like Ursula Andres, Brigitte Bardot, and others, took to it in a big way and were spotted in them often, thereby helping change this attitude. Today, there are many design variations of this beloved women’s swimwear, including the monokini, tankini, microkini, etc.
There are various styles of bikinis available in the fashion industry. Some of them are described below.
This is a strapless bikini with a bandeau or tube top for the upper portion paired with complementary bikini bottoms. This style was on the rage during the 70s. It was again brought to the limelight by actress Halle Berry in 2000. The oldest reference to bandeaukini can be found in Ancient Greek paintings as old as the 4th century AD.
The tiniest yet most sexy bikini is the microkini. It has only straps in the form of wires or adhesive fabric, just enough to cover the wearer’s assets. Though it might be considered inappropriate in conservative circles, who will stop you from looking your sexiest best while hanging with your partner or your close friends on the beach..!!
It is also known as the string kind. It is more minimalistic, with triangle-shaped fabrics tied by strings only at the side of the waist. It is different from other bikini sets because the straps are more like a waistband providing only minimal coverage of one’s assets.
A tankini is a more sober version of a women’s bikini, where the top garment is replaced by a tank top generally of spandex or lycra material. The maximum length lies above the navels or extends to the hip margin. Tankinis are available in more styles like a camisole or spaghetti top fashion, interlaced with push bra and underwire, giving them a universal appeal among all age groups.
The more contemporary fashion of bikini dress is the three-piece trikini. Trikinis can be in cutout styles that make one look curvier at the waist, or it may be a regular ladies’ bikini with an extended fabric that connects the upper garment with the lower one. Another popular trikini is one with a halter top and cutout waist. It is quite the stunner yet modest enough for beachwear. The latest version of the trikini is a two-piece bikini with a matching mask given the pandemic situation.
Everyone can look good in a bikini no matter what their body type – all you have to do is to pick the right design for yourself so you feel confident in your own skin. The following are a few tips to help look your best in a bikini:
Women with heavier hips must accentuate their bust with frilly, fringe bikini tops or halter necks. Two-tone sets with a brighter top would also work wonders for your figure. It is best to avoid wearing bottom wear in the style of boy shorts. If you feel the need for tummy-tucker bottoms, it is best to go ahead and opt for a pair.
If you are heavier around the shoulders or bust area, you have an apple-shaped body. Bikini tops with thick straps and underwired, non-padded cups will contour your shoulders, highlight décolletage and support your bust. Printed bottom wear will accentuate your slender legs and smaller hips. Avoid wearing swimwear with horizontal stripes or halter neck tops.
If you have an envious hourglass figure, then you are blessed as you can mix and match with different swimwear pieces. Flaunt your curves in supportive halter necks while steering clear of string tops.
If you crave volume both around the bust and hips, your body has a straight up and down silhouette with minimal curves, thereby making it resemble a rectangle. Floral prints, vibrant colours, bikini tops with lightly padded cups and bottom wear with ruching at the back will help draw attention to and play up the contours of your body.
Many a time, we make hurried buying decisions that we end up regretting and fretting about. At Zivame, you can take your time to choose the perfect ladies’ bikini for yourself. This is what you can expect from our assortment of select women’s swimwear for you:
Are you just beginning to love the water with your swimming lessons in full swing? Wear a stylish one-piece bikini in black and white to your favourite pool in the neighbouring club. Make sure to carry a sarong and towel along with you every day for a fun, comfortable time.
Looking for something modest and with a little extra coverage? Pick a floral print tankini with criss-cross halter neck string detail. Do not forget your swimming goggles and swimming cap for a fuss-free time at the pool.
Hosting a pool party to beat the summer heat in style with your pals? Pick a supportive, medium-coverage padded tankini set in complementary dual tones. Not only will you be able to walk around by the poolside making conversation with the party goers, but you will also be able to dive into the water whenever you desire.
If you are in an adventurous, experimental mood, show off your body in a sexy bandeaukini with geometric print. This is best for a quiet beach getaway with your man or a bunch of gal pals when all you want to do is to soak in some sand and surf while looking oh-so-fabulous.
All bikinis come with precise sizing information which will help you choose what is best for your body type. All you will need is a measuring tape to determine your vital statistics. Additionally, all care information listed on the product page or accompanying the bikini itself will help in general upkeep.
We are confident in our abilities to serve you, our esteemed customer, well. Rest assured that we bring you only the best swimwear that will help you look and feel great. Whatever your personal sartorial likes or dislikes, our bikinis will make an indelible impression, both on you and your beholders. You are bound to keep coming back for ever more of our splendid women’s wear collection. Come, buy a bikini online on Zivame; also check out ladies panties, bras, shapewear, nightwear, and other chic intimate wear items from the comfort of your home.
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What is the difference between - Monokini & Bikini?
Monokini is a single-piece swimwear with a skimpier V-cut bottom. On the other hand, a bikini is a two-piece garment. It has two triangles that cover the upper and bottom parts of the body.
Which is better - Swimsuit or Bikini?
Frankly speaking, both swimwear have their beauty. Women who are more into swimming should go for a swimsuit. On the other hand, women who like to chill on the beaches and enjoy water sports can opt for a bikini.
Which type of bikini is the best?
There are different styles of bikini available on Zivame. You can pick the style that amplifies your confidence and personality.
Why wear a Bikini?
A bikini is a beautiful garment. It is comfortable, lightweight, and apt for all water-related activities.
What is the difference between - Bikini & Tankini?
A bikini is a two-piece garment that is worn during water activities. On the other hand, a tankini is a tank-top-like swimsuit that comes with extended coverage to the waist.
Yes. A bikini is the more fashionable version of the former bathing suit that covers the navel area, while a bikini is more exposed and less formidable than a swim dress or swimsuit.
The bikini should be comfortable, neither too tight nor too loose. Adjust the cups of the bikini top comfortably. Try to give a trial at home before wearing it outside. To make yourself more appealing, try waxing along the bikini line. A homely trimming or shaving is also a good option. Exfoliate yourself and moisturise amply to make the skin smooth and glowing. Always wear sunscreen at the beach to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
A bikini is often defined as a two-piece women’s swimwear, providing nominal coverage but more styling exposing the midriff and navel. It consists of two triangular pieces of cloth sewn together to cover the bosom and another two triangular pieces to cover the buttocks and pelvis. It is the most common and widely used swimwear.
You should buy a bikini as per your comfort and personality. Bikinis promote body positivity and any ‘body’ can flaunt it with confidence and style. Irrespective of your body structure, a bikini can give you the ultimate comfort and satisfaction during a swim. Hence, without following suit, go for one that matches your body perfectly.
No, one-piece and bikini are not the same. A bikini is more of a designer version of women’s swimwear, whereas a bathing suit is more suitable for competitive water activities like surfing. The predominant difference is the material type and coverage as one piece provides more secure coverage and can even act as a bodysuit, which the bikini can’t.