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From the Roman Bathing to Suit to the Bikini: The History of Swimwear

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During the 1930s, backless one-piece suits were all the rage, drastically transforming swimsuit styles until the 1940s, when the halter-top swimsuit promoted a style similar to a corset. In 1946, a French engineer by the name of Louis Réard and fashion designer Jacques Heim took a hold of such inspiration and debuted what we know today as the “bikini”. A number of women that chose to not bare a large amount of skin opted for a one-piece, but this new style shared a new way to exude confidence and sex appeal. From the 1960s through the 1980s, a transformation of high-waisted bottoms and coverage without any restrictions shaped every curve of the female figure. A trend of high-waisted bottoms and bikini tops with the option of adjustable straps carried out from the eighties to the early 1990s allowing the current era to achieve ultimate exposure.

 

Swimwear 1950s-From the Roman Bathing to Suit to the Bikini: The History of Swimwear

Swimwear 1950s

 

Swimwear 1990s-From the Roman Bathing to Suit to the Bikini: The History of Swimwear

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Now in the 2010s, you can choose from many styles from the flattering one-piece to the baring thong bikini in any fabric, shape, and size. Which one will you choose for yourself this summer?

 

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