Monokini swimsuits have been around for 50 years now! It was invented by Rudi Gernreich, an Austrian American designer in 1964. A Monokini bathing suit is the ultimate swimwear style for a woman who does not feel comfortable wearing a bikini. Its a cross between a one piece swimsuit and a two piece bikini. Therefore, monokinis make you look and feel sexy while still covering up most of your body. Monokini swimsuits are more suitable for women with long torsos and a well-defined upper body.