The oldest recorded history of the bikini – fashionable bandaged numbers — has been documented in a 1,700-year-old Roman mosaic called Chamber of the Ten Maidens. It boasts of bikini-wearing women partaking in sports and athletic activities.
It wasn’t until 1925 — almost two decades after Annette Kellermann, an Australian swimmer who famously wore a form-fitting one-piece bathing suit — that the mayor of Atlantic City Beach ruled that women could wear “one-piece suits with skirts and bare legs.”
Originally designed in 2004 by Aheda Zanetti, a Lebanese-born Australian fashion designer, a burkini is a play on two words — burqa, which is a body and head covering garment worn by Islamic women in public, and bikini.
From burkini that swaddles up the female form to the brief bikini, bathing suits have managed to offend and impress many at the same time. Be it the Victorian belted dresses to the modern day brief bikini, here's looking at ten crazy bathing suits in history.