Evolution of Women’s Swimwear
The history and evolution of women’s swimwear started with a very modest bathing gown in the early 18th century. In an effort by society to keep woman’s dignity during those times, women wear long dress meant to cover their body—making the beachwears unflattering in appearance. Swim n Sport’s graphic let you stroll back in the fashion history of swimwear—starting from the 1820s bathing dress to the Victorian bathing suits to the 1920s swimsuit to the introduction of bikini in 1940s and beyond. See also the Evolution of the Bra.