Happy Birthday Juhi Chawla: Kandeel Galli at Mahim wears a bright, festive look for Diwali. According to The Guardian , Bardot's photographs in particular turned Saint-Tropez into the beachwear capital of the world,  with Bardot identified as the original Cannes bathing beauty. A bandeaukini alternatively called a bandini  is a bandeau top no straps going over the shoulders worn with any bikini bottom. It gained increased exposure and acceptance as film stars like Brigitte Bardot , Raquel Welch , and Ursula Andress wore them and were photographed on public beaches and seen in film.
In , the bikini became the official uniform of women's Olympic beach volleyball. Hidden secrets of beauty queens.
History of the bikini
Wartime production during World War II required vast amounts of cotton, silk, nylon, wool, leather, and rubber. With the development of new clothing materials, particularly latex and nylon , through the s swimsuits gradually began hugging the body, with shoulder straps that could be lowered for tanning. The National Legion of Decency pressured Hollywood to keep bikinis from being featured in Hollywood movies. Rayon was used in the s in the manufacture of tight-fitting swimsuits,  but its durability, especially when wet, proved problematic. In , Eric Morley organized the Festival Bikini Contest , a beauty contest and swimwear advertising opportunity at that year's Festival of Britain.