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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.

1952

In her third on-screen appearance, Bardot plays a lighthouse keeper’s daughter with a wedgie.

Courtesy Everett Collection

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