Whats that tiny little thing you just paid all that money for? Just when we thought bikinis could not get any smaller, a new fashion is exploding onto the market called the mini-micro bikini. Both the top and the bottom have almost no coverage at all for your nipples, buttocks, and crotch. Almost the entire body is exposed, leaving very, very little to the imagination. This is a very daring and sexy look that is hitting the beach scene. Unfortunately, not many of us have the figure to look flattering in such a bikini. Pushing the envelope even further, some of the mini-micro bikinis available are made of a sheer material that can be seen through when the sun shines at the right angle and when the suit is wet. While this might be an exciting bikini to wear for attention and showing off your assets, there is a controversy about such swimwear being allowed in public areas. Most beaches do not enforce any rules regarding the size of your swimwear. However, more and more public swimming pools are starting to due to complaints from parents. These parents think it is in poor taste, especially when they are trying to enjoy a day at the pool with their children. Those wearing such bikinis feel their rights are being violated. After all, they are wearing a bathing suit. Another area of controversy is that the swim suit line really only works for extremely small people. It is believed that seeing others in such a small bikini can lead to poor self esteem about your own body and possibly to eating disorders. It is believed society will strive to meet the criteria for this new bikini, jeopardizing their health. In a society that has so many teenage girls and women battling weight issues, this is a disturbing thought. The mini-micro bikini is available in a variety of shapes and sizes. The tops come in a diamond shape or a teardrop shape. The strings are very thin, and some tie around the neck rather than on the back. The bottoms vary from a basic bikini, a string bikini with very think strings on the side, a teardrop shape over the crotch, and even a thong for the buttocks area. I think we shall all be seeing some very interesting things around the water this summer! It will be interesting to monitor the sales for the micro-mini bikini.