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In pics: What is a bandeaukini?

Last updated on: July 05, 2019 17:26 IST

Know the difference between a monokini, sling bikini and a bandeaukini.

Sophie Choudry

IMAGE: Sophie Choudry poses in a black bikini on International Bikini Day. Photograph: Kind courtesy Sophie Choudry/Instagram

Did you know that July 5 is International Bikini Day?

It was on this day in the year 1946, Loius Reard, a Parisian automobile and apparel designer created the first bikini -- the two-piece swimwear.

The now popular beach costume has since evolved into a fashion accessory, a powerful tool to empower women to embrace their scars, bodies and flaws.

On International Bikini Day, presenting some of the most popular types of bikini worn by celebrities.

String bikini

IMAGE: Actor Ahaana Kumra is wearing a version of the string bikini. Originally designed by Reard, it features four triangular pieces of cloth attached by a string or a thread.  Photograph: Kind courtesy Ahaana Kumra/Instagram

Monokini

IMAGE: A single piece of swimsuit is called a monokini. Jacqueline Fernandez is seen wearing a neon one to the beach. Photograph: Jacqueline Fernandez

Sling Bikini

IMAGE: Shibani Dandekar sizzled in this white laced sling bikini she wore for a fashion shoot. A sling bikini, like its name suggests, looks like a sling. The single piece of swimwear extends to the torso, mostly exposing the sides and circles the neck.   Photograph: Kind courtesy Rishina Kandharia/Instagram

Bandeau Bikini

IMAGE: Lisa Haydon gets ready to take a dip in the pool wearing a bandeaukini. It comes in many variants -- covering or exposing the torso -- but is mostly strapless. Photograph: Kind courtesy Lisa Haydon/Instagram

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