Some things in the world get bigger, like soft drink sizes, while others keep getting smaller — like attention spans and bikinis, apparently. A big little trend in the fashion industry right now is the micro bikini, which covers only what’s necessary to stay on the right side of nudity laws. Celebs in Turks and Caicos, Ibiza and Mustique favor the micro mini bikini style — and the seeming universality of bikini waxes adds a push to the trend.
Some of these micro bikinis don’t even stay this side of legal, and the tiny amount of material they use is more to highlight certain anatomical parts than to cover them up. Nevertheless, companies are popping up all over to meet the supply for increasing micro bikini demand. Wicked Weasel, for example, has been making micro bikinis in Australia for two decades now — and the business of small is very big. It’s a daring look, but then you can always throw a pelvage dress on top when you’re not soaking in the sun.