ALL HAIL THE SWIMSUIT
Fashions come and go, but the swimming costume keeps hanging on in there and we are pleased it’s still around.
Although full coverage bathing suits have been donned since the late 1880s, the more ‘form-fitting’ one-piece as we know it first took to scenes in the 1930s, then during the 1940s and 50s sexuality became more widely accepted and the swimsuits mirrored this. Swimwear changed forever with the introduction of the bikini in 1946, and this style has dominated ever since. The one-piece, however, was not chucked aside but continued to sit tight as a popular swimwear option; which is evident from the California surfing scene of the 60s and Farrah Fawcett’s iconic swimsuit poster in 1970s, to the neon, high-cut pieces of the 1980s and Pamela Anderson’s Baywatch number in the 1990s.
Today’s swimming costumes cater for all styles, sizes and shapes, the cool thing is, anything goes so long as you feel good!