The bikini has come a long way, as years have passed they seem to get smaller and smaller and smaller almost to the point of, "why wear anything at all?"

Ancient Rome Bikini, YouTube

One could almost go back to the days of the Roman Empire when bikini like garments were worn by the babes of that time frame, since then they have, no doubt gotten smaller by various degrees, as well as; the change in style, color etc...The history of the bikini is a delight to the eyes:

Old school bathing suit 1950, YouTube

Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Raquel Welch, Eva Gardner and Bridget Bardot would be great examples as a site for sore eyes in the skimpy attire.

Taking a look back to the 1950's bathing suit, (that's what they were called back then) to the micro bikini or maybe even the string bikini.

It's actually gotten to the point where they're not allowed on some beaches, more so in the United States. So, back to Roman days we've gone from barely covering girls to really barely covering girls: