FASHION Swimwear

Accessories Spotting: The History of Bathing Suits

Written by Casey

Vintage Bikini inspiration.

If you have been hiding in you apartment for the past few months then I would like to inform you that it has been swimsuit season for the past few months. And for the rest of us who have either been tanning on our rofotops, or vacationing to the Hamptons on the weekends then we know how important the perfect bikini really is. For your consideration, below is a little presentation of the history of itsy bitsy bikinis through the years of fashion.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the trend was 100 percent full coverage when it came to hitting the beach. Waves were made in the twenties when suits started showing slightly more skin, and while 1946 marked the official introduction of the bikini, the two-piece style didn’t stick until the sixties when liberating skin was finallywidely in. To see this metamorphosis, click through the Vogue archives and selected images of some of our favorite bathing beauties.

Via Vogue

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BLEU. She's an oasis child busy being born in New York. She lives in the East Village and spends time writing, reading, making movies, shopping at Chrome Hearts and Opening Ceremony. You might find her indulging at Momofuku, or, she is spinning off those calories at Equinox while simultaneously doing homework.

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