The Bikini Or The One-Piece You Decide
How often have I heard a man say that leaving a little to the imagination is far sexier than showing it all? Much to my amazement I have also heard many a man say that a one- piece swimsuit is far more sexier than a bikini, based on my opening statement. This gave me the idea to write this hub, to present both pieces of swim-wear in its finest form, concluding with a poll to determine which piece is in fact the winning choice. I have written this article not only for men, but for women as well, to hear from both sexes on their views on this controversial topic. When casting your vote ladies, please keep in mind that you are voting not on what you yourself feel more comfortable wearing, but what you feel is the sexier piece also. Enough said, let us now celebrate the bikini and the one-piece swim-suit, two of the most sexiest items a woman has in her little side drawers.
The bikini since making its debut on French beaches, back in 1947, has been donned by many a female bather, in all shapes and sizes and admired and lusted by many a man on this great planet. Over the years the bikini has gradually changed in shape from a more 'conservative costume' all the way to the skimpier and 'barely there' styles available on the market today.
Tops are available with shoe-string straps, halter necks, regular looking bra-straps, strapless styles and crop top designs. The actual piece of fabric that covers the breast can range from scanty triangular pieces of fabric, to more bra-shape designs, that now are available with medium to high padding, and even push-up bra support. The push-ups are great for women who are small breasted to create the illusion of a large more voluptuous cleavage, or an added bonus for the 'average' to 'larger size' breasted woman who simply wants to emphasise her most notable assets.
Bottoms are sold in full briefs, boy leg, triangular cuts of fabric, with or without ties at the sides, high-cut or low-cut legs all the way to the completely daring G-string designs. Now-days there are styles to suit all woman's body shapes, as bikinis are now designed to correct larger thighs or shorter legs, to slim down the abdomen, to camouflage a large bottom or to create that high waisted look that gives the woman without a definite waist-line the illusion of a more defined waist.
WHO ARE WEARING BIKINIS
In 2004, we see that many athletes are beginning to wear an adaption of a bikini in a more sports-style design. At the 2006 Asian Games at Doha, Qatar, Iraqis protested against them. In another instance at the 2007 South Pacific Games, athletes were asked to don a more 'consersative' crop top in replacement of the bikini top. There was also much talk at the West Asian Games 2006, where women athletes were asked by officials to replace their 'bikini style' pants with long shorts. I can imagine the great freedom to be able to wear a sports-style Lycra bikini, if I were indeed an athlete.
In 1994 the world saw the official uniform change for beach volleyball into the sports bikini, much to the delight of many male viewers around the world. It
certainly has introduced a new sex appeal into the game as they report Beach Volleyball is in the top five most viewed sports in the entire
Gold Coast Meter Maids
In good 'ole Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, since 1965, lovely long- legged meter maids have been employed to diffuse the long strip of parking meters that were erected there. Walking through Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise is a real treat for hot blooded men, as the gold bikini -clad maids stroll leisurely through the streets.
The Gold Coast, Australia's Indy Girls
Since 1991, the Gold Coast Indy 300, is an annual event, that spans over a four day period, that attracts millions of tourists to Surfers Paradise, partly for the awesome racing event, partly for the continual partying and the Gold Coast Indy babes who compete against each other each year for the 'Miss Indy' crown.
THE ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT
The one piece swimsuit originated way before the introduction of the bikini, and once upon a time in days gone past, men too wore a similar costume to that of the woman. Where once the one piece was way more conservative than the bikini, these days it can be just as raunchy in its glorious design, or little of it. A one piece is considered far more flattering to a larger figure but as you will see it looks fabulous on all shapes and sizes.
There are numerous adaptions of the one piece available on the market today. The one-piece is far more adept at camouflaging womens problem areas, due to the extra fabric employed in these designs. The fabrics that one-piece swim-wear are now available in, is now at a fashionable high with metallic, hot prints, satin-look and high gloss colours readily available in shops everywhere.In some instances you can see that the one piece has indeed shrunk in certain styles, almost showing the same amount of flesh as a bikini. In today's world as you know anything goes.
I myself wear both for different occasions as I adore both the one-piece and bikini.
WHO ARE WEARING ONE-PIECE SWIMSUITS?
Ex- Baywatch Beauties
Who can forget the ultra sexy but not so interesting American series about a group of hot Los Angeles life-guards, that aired on our screens from 1989 - 1999, Baywatch. However we desire to knock the show it actually is featured in the Guinness Book Of Records, as the most watched television show ever, with over a billion viewers. Now that is saying something! Pamela Anderson and many of the other beautiful actresses on the show brought a new popularity on the one-piece swimsuit, as a keen new interest was re-invented. Those hot red swimsuits never looked so hot, as when those long legged, huge busted women stepped into them. Something to do with the popularity of the show I dare-say.
Miss World Pageants
The Miss World Pageant has been aired since 1959, where bikinis were replaced with one piece swimsuits back in those days, due to the public out-cry. It certainly did not tone down the sizzle that this contest has had upon the general public as beauties from all over the world dazzle us with their charisma from all across the planet. There is certainly a great sex- appeal in those high-cut, one piece, body hugging designs that cannot be denied.
Olympic Games Sporting Events
The number one bearers of the one-piece swimsuits at the Olympic Games are undoubtedly the members of the swimming team, who have promoted Speedo swim-wear enormously over the years, while utilising them for their performance. Speedo has to be on the top end scale of the most successful swimwear ever.Speedo publicly boasts that up to 70% of medalists are wearers of their top award swim-wear.
© 2009 Debbie Murray
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