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20 Bikinis That Changed Everything

Best Life Logo By Ashley Moor of Best Life | Slide 1 of 21: July 4 may mark the anniversary of our nation, but July 5th marks, for some—or perhaps many—a far more significant anniversary: that of the two-piece bathing suit. Yes, Bikini Day, the official nomenclature for the "holiday," is all but here. And to celebrate, we've rounded up all of the paradigm-shifting bikinis of history. From the then-scandalous two-pieces of the original Bond girls to the gold and glimmering ensemble Princess Leia rocked on Tatooine, you'll find the 20 most important here. And for more ways to celebrate this monumental occasion, learn the 30 Fascinating Bikini Facts You Never Knew about.

July 4 may mark the anniversary of our nation, but July 5th marks, for some—or perhaps many—a far more significant anniversary: that of the two-piece bathing suit. Yes, Bikini Day, the official nomenclature for the "holiday," is all but here. And to celebrate, we've rounded up all of the paradigm-shifting bikinis of history. From the then-scandalous two-pieces of the original Bond girls to the gold and glimmering ensemble Princess Leia rocked on Tatooine, you'll find the 20 most important here. And for more ways to celebrate this monumental occasion, learn the 30 Fascinating Bikini Facts You Never Knew about.

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