The year was the hottest year yet for several stars who stripped down and bared their beach bodies. Whether it was dangerously revealing bikinis or curve-hugging one-pieces, these Hollywood celebs had no trouble finding the nearest camera to proudly unveil their sizzling styles and provide some shore-side inspirations for fans dreaming of endless summers. After breaking a major sweat while narrowing down our list, check out some of our favorite snaps from Playboy model Aubrey Evans flaunted her toned figure on the set of her Water photoshoot where she draped her curves over a classic car for the campaign. For more photos of Hurley, visit HollywoodLife.
Designer Louis Reard, a Parisian automobile engineer turned fashion designer, introduced the inaugural bikini on July 5, Early advertisements even claimed that the test of a genuine bikini was that it could be pulled through a wedding ring! No model would dare to wear such a skimpy suit, until year-old French showgirl Micheline Bernardini rose to the challenge. Shot at a popular swimming pool in Paris, the photo was a headline-making success and the model received more than 50, fan letters. Marilyn Monroe has posed in numerous bathing suits over the years, but her photo shoot just might be one of the most memorable.
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A bikini is a women's two-piece swimsuit featuring two triangles of fabric on top that cover the woman's breasts , and two triangles of fabric on the bottom: the front covering the pelvis but exposing the navel , and the back covering the buttocks. In May , Parisian fashion designer Jacques Heim released a two-piece swimsuit design that he named the Atome 'Atom' and advertised as "the smallest swimsuit in the world". No runway model would wear it, so he hired a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris named Micheline Bernardini to model it at a review of swimsuit fashions. Due to its revealing design, the bikini was considered controversial, facing opposition from a number of groups and being accepted only very slowly by the general public.
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