This product image released by Athleta shows a bikini bottom. Swim separates, including bikini and tankini tops, and brief, bikini and short-style bottoms, were introduced into wide distribution ... more 
This product image released by Athleta shows a bikini bottom. Swim separates, including bikini and tankini tops, and brief, bikini and short-style bottoms, were introduced into wide distribution several years ago. They were intended to solve a practical problem when consumers needed a bigger top or bigger bottom, but women have since started using them to make a style statement. (AP Photo/Athleta) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Athleta
Thu, May 23, 2013 1:54 PM EDT