Thong Swimwear

Of all the different types of bathing suit a woman can wear, perhaps the most recognized is the thong swimwear. Considered as a relative of string bikinis, micros, and Brazilian swimwear, this kind of bathing suit is ideal for sunbathing. With its unique style on its rear that completely exposes the butt cheeks, they are appropriate for even and balanced tanning.

Thong bikinis are best identified with their bottom pieces that go with usual bikini tops. They only have a small piece of fabric to cover the crotch or groin area. This piece of fabric is held in place by thin straps of fabric around the waist or hips and between the butt cheeks. The buttocks are left entirely uncovered and almost unprotected.

Brief history

Thongs were first used as part of the swimwear in the 1970s. The first versions of this was designed by Rudi Gernreich, a fashion designer who is also known for designing the monokini (topless bikini composed of a bottom held by a strap that goes over the shoulders) and the pubikini (a style wherein the bottom has a sort of window to expose female pubic hair).

But even if Gernreich was the one who initiated the use of thongs in swimsuits, he was not the one who actually conceptualized this style. It is believed that this style has been used in human clothing for thousands of years. In fact, some historians believe that this piece of clothing was derived from the traditional attire of Amazonian tribes in Brazil. Others say that indigenous tribes of Australia, Africa, South America, and other tropical regions had also worn clothing similar to this swimwear bottom.

Different styles

Interested in the benefits and pleasure of wearing this swimming outfit on your next beach holiday or private pool party? Consider your body type, shape, and other needs to be able to pick one that best suits you. Here are some styles that you can choose from.

Tanga is considered as the tamest, most modest and conservative of all thong-style swimwear. It is made of stretchable material used to cover the breasts and the crotch area while still leaving most of the butt cheeks exposed. T-band is recognizable through its T-shaped rear part. A thin strip of stretchy fabric measuring about two inches thick is placed to cover the cleavage between the butt cheeks. More daring varieties also include V-Strings and the Rio. They are available in different sizes, cuts, and colors.