Yet, while there are a wide variety of swimsuits today, three local swimwear businesses have loyal followings for their eye-catching designs on island and off. Indigo Sage Swim is based in Waimea but sold exclusively online and through several local boutiques and trunk shows. Mariah Toledo-Tavares, owner of Kalo Kini Swimwear, started her business in , using her bikinis for both income and as a way to pay homage to her roots in Waipio. I practically lived in a bikini while growing up, always swimming in the rivers and the ocean in Waipio. This prompted her to begin Indigo Sage in , one of the only swimwear businesses to partner with the Healthy Seas Initiative whose mission is to create healthier marine habitats by reclaiming fishing waste from the seas and recycling it into high-tech fiber. She uses an Italian fiber made from recycled fishing nets for her swimwear to keep them sustainable and environmentally conscious.
Inflatable Bikini: Boom For The Bust | The Seattle Times
Like the Top Secret inflatable bikini, recently unveiled by Hot Coles, the junior division of swimwear maker Cole of California. It's safer than silicone. It doesn't cut into you like an underwire bra. Best of all, it doesn't get soggy like a regular padded bikini. And it's not just a lot of hot air. For the not-so-well-endowed, inflation never sounded so good. All you have to do is pump.
In Pompeii , depictions of Venus wearing a bikini were discovered in the Casa della Venere,    in the tablinum of the House of Julia Felix ,  and in an atrium garden of Via Dell'Abbondanza. The bathing gown of the 18th century was a loose ankle-length full-sleeve chemise -type gown made of wool or flannel that retained coverage and modesty. Inspired by the introduction of females into Olympic swimming he designed a close-fitting costume with shorts for the bottom and short sleeves for the top.