Even in the realm of the Topless Beach, tanga is embraced by only the bold (), and not before the late 1980s. And it will remain an extreme silhouette, along with the g-string, on Topless Beach through the .
Many of the early wearers of tanga are quite conscious of venue and will not wear tanga where bikini might otherwise be worn. For example dons and doffs her jeans shorts before going up to the boardwalk. At Coney Island a boyfriend snuggles behind his girl friend's g-stringed buttock to cover her as they walk from their towel to the water (CI9105). But this is not always the case, such as the halter and tanga who goes for a ride on a jetski (), or the g-string and tanga pair who walk down the street at Cocoa and back to their car (). It may be that beaches with more tanga saturation have more domain of venue. The arousal, of course, is for the bikiniite to expand her range of venue (e.g., ).
In some parts of America, Florida in particular, the tanga has been a fascination of legislative censors (). Tanga is also a silhouette of underwear (), and throughout the late 1990s the treatment of tanga in advertising and catalogs sometimes depict the buttocks and often not. This is true for both bikini as well as underwear applications.
Tangas are worn with all species of soutien-gorge, including bandeau (), halter (), bra (), and especially (, ). Tangas have a special affinity with the , in which a vertical of cloth between the shoulder blades mimics the strip of fabric between the cheeks of the buttocks (). In certain minimal legalistic situations tangas are worn in public with pasties ().