The Evolution Of The Bikini Reveals The Skimpy Style Wasn’t Always So Popular

See how that’s changed over the years.

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Swimsuit trends come and go, but one style will always remain popular: the bikini silhouette. Ahead, see how the evolution of the bikini has changed over time — you’ll discover several interesting, and surprising, facts.

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286 to 305 CE

According to the mosaics that date back to the Diocletian period, women wore two-piece garments that resembled bikinis while exercising. Similar garments were likely worn by women for athletic purposes, too, as far back as 1400 BCE.Peter Thompson/Heritage Images/Getty Images