July 16, 2019

Monokini is a lightweight version of a solid swimsuit with deep cuts on the sides.

Previously, such a swimsuit consisted of just a bottom part. Designer Rudi Gernreich first submitted this design in 1964, and the original monokini resembled a one-piece swimsuit, clipped under the breast, leaving the upper part of the body naked, and had two thin straps. The idea, unlike the name, did not catch on.

monokini Rudi Gernreich

Today, monokini is the epitome of beach elegance and sexuality. Monokini is usually being worn with a pareo and a wide-brimmed hat. Nowadays such swimsuits are not used for sunbathing but are used for a promenade on the deck of a ship or at a beach party.

Dark or tanned girls should look to the lighter colors and tones for their swimsuits. If your skin is pale, choose dark colors.