Bikinis also began to creep into Chinese fashion in the late 1980s.
In 1986, the 4th National Bodybuilding Competition was held in Shenzhen. Chinese girls wore bikinis for the first time under the requirement of the "International Bodybuilding Association". The reason is that from the late 1970s to the 1980s, under the influence of the ideological trend of gender liberation, the trend in the international bodybuilding industry is to highlight women's muscles and lines, and there is a certain male aesthetic, leading to modern women's bodybuilding sports focus on muscle type development, while wearing bikinis can reveal shoulder and abdominal muscles. So that judges can score the athletes in terms of muscle development, line, physique and other items.
The two-piece has received an enthusiastic response. Before the three-day competition was over, foreign media had already drawn the conclusion that the Chinese people were becoming bolder and bolder in their ideological emancipation, and the public opinion reflected in the street was in favor of an open China. Therefore, China's reform and opening-up policy would not change.
At the end of the year, CCTV reviewed the top ten national news stories of the year, and this competition ranked among them.
In 1989, "hello! Bikini" release, the key point of the film is to show strong and handsome body, woman wearing a bikini in the quality of a material is thin, dew,, than it is now also sexy bikini, in order to show a little more space, the director took pains to set the gym, outdoor swimming pool, fitness and other places for them to show off.
Since then, magazines, newspapers and other media have helped to promote the popularity of celebrity swimwear photos and swimwear calendars, and more and more women appear in swimwear. This once shocking design is increasingly becoming the swimsuit of choice for ordinary women around the world.
On July 5, 2020, a museum dedicated to the cultural history of the bikini was officially opened in the German town of Bartrapanau. The museum of Bikini Art says the evolution of the bikini is not just about fashion trends and beach culture, but also about the chequered history of women's liberation.