Brazilian micro bikinis: Can Brazilian swimsuits be worn in public?

When the first bikini was introduced as a fashion item in the United States, many clothing designers refused to believe that it would ever become a trend, or for that matter, be sought after. For more than a decade, American designers thought that the average female citizen wouldn’t wear a bikini because of ethical and decent views. But in 1957, thanks mainly to European influences and Hollywood movies, the bikini was accepted into our mainstream way of thinking about fashion and clothing trends.

As trends tend to do, the bikini trend escalated in 1960 when a songwriter named Brian Hyland made his song Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, which quickly became a hit. Since then, the bikini has become commonplace among swimwear designers and those who still buy bikinis.

Would You Wear a Micro Bikini to a Public Beach?

Recently, however, a new bikini style has emerged that has received worldwide attention: the Brazilian micro bikini. It also started as a new way for women to sunbathe, allowing them to wear as little as possible to get the best tan with the least amount of fabric covering their bodies.

Brazilian bikinis-both bikini tops and bottoms-reveal more skin than any previous bikini style. In fact, the Brazilian bikini bottom is so revealing that it is mandatory for a woman to have her pubic hair removed before she can go outside in such a bathing suit. To remove the hair that is so visible, you should use a warm wax rather than shaving just that specific part of a woman’s body. So, with the influence of the Brazilian bikini, its popularity launched the term “Brazilian wax”—a hair removal procedure that is necessary before a woman can wear the bikini.

Brazilian bikini bottoms have thin strips of fabric that drape over the pelvic bone in the front, and the fabric in the back reveals almost every inch of a woman’s body. The bikini bottom is known as Tanga, Asa Delta, and Fio Dental. Tanga covers a minimal amount of flesh on the back, while Asa Delta resembles a thong but has strips of fabric running down each side of the back. Finally, the Fio Dental resembles the size of dental floss as it slides between the wearer’s buttocks.

Where in the world can you wear Brazilian bikinis?

The tops of Brazilian bikinis are just as visible as their bottoms. While bikinis are known to be worn for swimming, Brazilian bikinis are best suited for sunbathing. Women can choose from three styles for this type of bikini top: triangle, halter, and bandeau. The triangle covers the bust with two tiny cups that suggest they can cover a small part of the breasts. A halter top is made of a bit more fabric and fits tightly around the neck to prevent the bust from falling out of the suit. The bandeau is like an elastic tube that slips over the head and wraps around the chest, with no ties at the neck or back.

Whatever style of Brazilian bikini you choose, it is sure to reveal more flesh than any other type of bikini on the market. Add to that the option of opting for a transparent or translucent fabric, and little is left to the imagination when seeing a woman wearing this type of bikini. Before you go to your favourite resort or beach, make sure you have another bikini with you, just in case your Brazilian micro bikini is not allowed.

Wearing a Brazilian micro bikini requires a woman to have an extreme level of self-confidence combined with a sense of adventure.

Alex London is THE go-to gal and a global authority on swimwear fashion and trends.