What is a Brazilian Bikini? Brazilian style bikini refers to the Brazilian cut bikini bottom style, which is a skimpy thong bikini bottom that provides minimal coverage of your back. Brazilian style bikini bottoms are characterized by a high-cut leg opening and a high waist.
The Brazilian bikini style was born and became popular in Brazil in the 1970's. America was a little slow to catch on, but bikini bottoms with a distinctly Brazilian silhouette finally hit the women's swimwear market in the late 20th century.