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The Bikini Turns 66!

Did you know that the bikini was invented in 1946 specifically around a contest to create the world's smallest bathing suit? Despite its unexpected beginnings, the two-piece is celebrating its 66th anniversary this month.

Click through to see more bikini milestones from the past 66 years.

1946

Slightly creepy ogler or inventor of the bikini? Louis Réard is in fact the latter, possibly the former.

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