TBT: Women’s swimsuit through the years

Winter is slowly fading away and we couldn’t be more happy about it. As spring is beginning to set in, it will be no time we will feel the hot days of summer. What is the most essential summer fashion? Swimwear of course! These sexy clothing pieces weren’t really that sexy before. On this week’s TBT, we are going to take you through the years of how women’s swimwear has evolved.

 

1880’s

 

photo from pinterest.com

photo from pinterest.com

 

During this era, swimwear were called bathing gowns. Much like any other clothing pieces during that time, these bathing gowns aim for full coverage. Modesty is very important not only for women, but also for men. They were mostly made with flannel and are comes in two pieces, the dress and drawers. Imagine sunbathing with these babies? Yikes.

 

1920’s

 

photo from vintagedancer.com

photo from vintagedancer.com

 

After the bathing gowns became obsolete, the swimsuit in the 1920’s became a little daring. Sleeves were no longer part of the ensemble and the women are more free to show of their shoulders in public. Instead of the two piece swimsuit, women wear long tanks that showed more of their curves. Despite the drastic changes in appearance, modesty is still mandatory in the society. That is why cities implement rules that swimwear could not be more that six inches above the knee.

 

1950’s

 

photo from celebrityvault.com

photo from celebrityvault.com

 

Popular swimwear during this era still comes in one piece. Showing skin is much more encouraged during this era and bikinis were starting to grow popular at the time. Women felt more liberated and free to show of their awesome body without condemnation from the public. Huge flower accessories and rubber swim caps were also popular during this time.

 

1970’s

 

photo from unique-vintage.com

photo from unique-vintage.com

 

The rise of the two-piece swimsuit officially began in the 1970’s. At that time high waisted bikini bottoms were very popular. Bikini tops became more daring and started showing more of the chest. It’s a little modest compared to the latter styles as navels are still covered, but it was definitely sexier than the previous generations’.

 

1990’s

photo from holidayhypermarket.co.uk

photo from holidayhypermarket.co.uk

 

High-waist bikinis were still popular during this area, but sporty swimwear became a more staple choice of the women during this generation. This style was spearheaded by a popular TV show back then, Bay Watch. Another trend that’s emerging in the 1990’s was the high cut bottoms, showing off more thigh and butt.

 

2000’s

 

photo from alltimebest.com

photo from alltimebest.com

 

There’s only one word that could describe the 2000’s style in swimwear, sexy. Women start flaunting their hard earned bods and the smaller the swimsuit is, the better! Gone are the rules in modesty and everyone and anyone is free to show off their best assets. You know what they say, if you have it, flaunt it!

 

2010’s

 

photo from decalara.com

photo from decalara.com

 

Today, swimwear comes in all shapes and sizes. Weather you are super fit or has a little food baby, no one could stop you from wearing whatever you like. Some swimsuits are made to accentuate certain body parts, while other are worn just for the heck of it. Women are free to do whatever they want with their body and to show that beauty and sexiness isn’t a number on a scale, but a feeling.

 

What are you going to wear this summer season?

 

 

 

 

 



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