Just about 60 years ago, showing off skin was not even a legal concept; it was illegal for women to show their skin more than their legs and arms. By this I am referring to first world countries. Swim wear for women were gigantic dresses. But as the there was rise of feminism, women were appealing for their rights not only in fields like english literature, but also in the physical world. Now showing off legs and arms was legal, swim wear at beach was also showing off an adequate amount of skin. Out of this historical happening the main stream that was important to us is that there was a “restriction”. Yeah its a controversial word, and sentiments are hurt with this word if we leave behind the whole chapter of how illegal it was. Girls were getting arrested for showing skin, but because their was a clear difference between the “decent” and “non-decent” girls (by this I mean sex workers off-course). This all created a hindrance or fear in the mind of decent girls to not show skin. This is the same concept prevalent here in the India. But the matter of fact which happened in the first world countries is that with industrialization there was an introduction rather a discovery of the “bikini”, by a french designer (male), which showcased a lot more skin than the previous swim suits, which only showed 75% of skin. This matter was opposed by the pope (male). There were a lot of speculations for a decade. When it began to influence cinema, girls were portrayed as simple and decent even in a bikini, and the next generation of the people (the first one was to which bikini was introduced) took the garment to a whole new level and generalized it throughout, as a symbol of an independent and strong women. And the result of this is that anyone from the first world country can now flaunt a bikini. Well , the question here remains what the women of India want? Is wearing long and non-revealing clothes a restriction or custom or they are at ease with this kind of closure? Also can showing skin be a revolution in our country for women? Or are we still trapped in the notion that girls wearing long clothes are “decent” and those who are not are “not decent”?