History of thongs
by: alyssa cashion
what is a thong?
A thong is Viewed from the front, the thong typically resembles a bikini bottom, but at the back the material is reduced to a minimum. Thongs are almost always designed to cover your private parts and leave your butt cheeks uncovered. The back of it typically consists of a thin waistband and a thin strip of material, designed to be worn between the buttocks, that connects the middle of the waistband with the bottom front of the garment
how was the thong invented?
Fashion designer, Rudi Gernreich has been credited with introducing the first thong bikini in 1974. Another reference states that thongs, originally called tangas, first hit the beaches of Brazil in 1977
Most sources concede that the modern thong was introduced in 1939 when NYC mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, demanded that nude dancers cover themselves a bit more. But the designer to really put his name to the style was Rudi Gernreich, who created a thong in 1974.