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bikini history

  • Animal prints are hot, hot, HOT in swimwear 2010 this year! You can find luxury swimwear in leopard print, tiger stripes, or even snakeskin print – whatever your animal fancy, swimwear designers are happy to provide (and so are we). Animal print swimsuits were first seen in the 1950s. It was quite a revolution! Swimsuits […] View Post
  • Test your knowledge with The Orchid Boutique’s swimwear quiz! We’ve created this 10-question quiz all about swimsuits and swimwear. Good luck! No cheating! [QUIZZIN 1] How’d you do? When you’re all done, tell us what surprised you in the comments! View Post
  • | mayra

    Trivia: How the bikini got its name

    What does the word “bikini” mean, anyway? Does “bi” stand for “two” and “kini” stand for piece? You might think so (we certainly did!), but it’s not true at all. The word “bikini” comes from the name of a Micronesian island named Bikini Atoll. And the bikini wasn’t even invented there – it was invented […] View Post
  • | Ana Lopez

    Fun Fact: The little thing that changed swimwear forever

    If  you’ve ever jumped in to the water with your t shirt on, you know how long regular clothes take to dry. Sadly, the women in the 50s had to put up with that feeling every time they went swimming. View Post
  • | Ana Lopez

    Dear Bikini, Happy Birthday to You!

    The always sexy bikini turns 63 years old this week, and we think she’s looking better than ever! To celebrate her birthday, let’s look back at how she came to be the hottest part of our beach wardrobe. Though two-piece outfits have been seen throughout history as far back 3000 BC, what we know as […] View Post