Retrieved 7 August A two-piece suit with a top half that covered more of a woman's torso than a standard bikini top, the suit was an instant hit with customers. If two-pieces and t-backs are all that come to mind Back to home page. The modern monokini, which is less racy than Gernreich's original design, takes its design from the bikini, and is also described as "more of a cut-out one-piece swimsuit,"  with designers using fabric, mesh, chain, or other materials to link the top and bottom sections together, though the appearance may not be functional, but rather only aesthetic.
While the name bikini was applied to the skimpy fashion that first revealed the wearer's navel, the fashion industry considers any two-piece swimsuit a bikini.
See more ButtonClick to expand the details about Quick bid Here's how bidding works: Despite the reaction of fashion critics and church officials, shoppers purchased the monokini in record numbers that summer, though very few monokinis were ever worn in public. Inspired by a picture of a Rio de Janeiro fashion model in an issue of Women's Wear Dailythey had local fashion designer Lapin create a string bikini for the event. There's more to see News Group Newspapers Limited.