Arabic countries/Europe/Asia swimwear comparisons
Technically, I never wore bikini until I was in Egypt. Perhaps due to our concept of beauty, we always want to be very skinny. I wasn't really confident of my body and didn't dare to wear bikini then.
Women usually don't wear bikinis. They wear outfits like diving ppl wear. At first when I saw it, I asked Fabian why did they wear clothes to swim? But it turned out that it's their swimwear! They cannot reveal any body parts like the way they wear Burqa or Hijab.
For guys, they don't have any regulations. They wear swim pants with bare upper body.
Women wear bikinis from young age on. Even chubby women seem to be very confident wearing them.
**Special part: Europeans don't wear a swim hat in swimming pool.
In our childhood, we usually wear one-piece swimsuits,which then becomes a two-piece swimsuit. Later on we wear bikinis.
**We cannot enter swimming pool without a swim hat.