The evolution of swimsuits over the past 100 years
At the very beginning of twentieth century swimsuits totally justified their names, remaining something modern people wouldn’t only wear for a walk, but even chose as a work outfit (photo #1).
“Roaring twenties” brought women not only the overtones of freethinking and emancipation, but also swimwear that would allow notably more exposure. And we mean it, even two-piece! (Also anybody hardly had courage to pull that off)
1930’s weren’t exactly the decade of revolutionary changes, if we are talking about swimsuits. Although they too adopted an idea of showing more body and kept evolving it. It was also when prints started to own the game.
Looks great, doesn’t it? The whole CheckonBuy team bet that’s the model of swimsuit you either already own or at least were considering buying at some point over last two years. That’s right, high- waisted forties are having a legendary comeback! Good for us though, they look gorgeous on everybody.
Fifties aren’t only about color in photos – swimwear became much more vivid and bright as well. That’s the decade bikini first showed up, although people didn’t have a clue it would become so monumental and turn into iconic item for everything that has to do with beaches.
It took ten years for bikini to explode – the summers of 1960’s were all about those little pieces of fabric. Our world has been infected and it spread fast.
There’s always something overwhelmingly weird or revealing that helps us identify seventies right away. Swim fashion isn’t an exception. Although let’s be fair – knitted two-pieces are actually back as well.
1980’s is when media got to a new level, thereafter objectifying women did too. We’re not getting into the feminist stuff, but that decade did gift us with some stuff we would never be able to unsee.
We all remember nineties, we all adore nineties, we all crave nineties. And we also definitely remember the beach look Pamela Anderson brought to us during those amazing years. Shh, I can almost hear the “Baywatch” theme.
2000’s (which, we know, are crazy to be more than decade ago) are circulating beach vibes that are even steamer that the previous ones. Another signature style of those days – hot swimsuit that Halle Berry’s character wore in such cult classic as “Die another day”.
Hey, we’re back! You probably noticed that today’s swimwear is as diversified as it possibly could be. Modern fashionistas and beach addicts are writing stories of their perfect summers in lots of different styles from this list. That’s a great concept for fashion. And even a better one for life.