WOMEN'S 20TH CENTURY SWIMSUIT
By 1900 most women were enjoying quick dips in our rivers, lakes, and oceans
in their puffy bathing costumes. But soon enough, by 1920, bathing suited
grew shorter and necklines dipped.
In the 1920's, swim suits were short taffeta shifts or sleeveless wool tank suits. Women protected their fancy hairdos by wearing bathing caps.
Soon bathing suits became more feminine and tailored. Cotton soon replaced the itchy wool. Also, the tank suit started to appear also as a two piece suit.
Between the 1970's and today, bathing suits have gotten better than ever. Fabrics are better, as well as technology. Figure illusion and manipulation became an actual studied science! A large collection of accessories have now made the bathing suit more acceptable for public wear.
I myself can hardly believe the dramatic change in swim suit attire! We have went from the Sicily bikinis, to scratchy wool costumes, and back to bikinis.
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