Vatican called it ‘sinful dress’
The Vatican declared this dross to be a ‘sinner’. The United States Motion Picture Production Code, which had been in place since 1934, allowed two-piece gowns. But Hollywood banned the display of navel in movies. The glamorous pictures of actresses and models popular on both sides of the Atlantic played a big part in bringing the bikini into the mainstream.
ticket to wear a bikini
The controversy over the bikini continued for a long time. Germany continued to ban bikinis in public swimming pools until the 1970s. This picture is also from the same time when bikini was a controversial dress. The handle named History in Pictures has tweeted this photo on Twitter. In this 1957 photo, a policeman can be seen issuing a ticket to a woman wearing a bikini.