History of Women’s Swimsuits

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When swimming, although we can’t always have many blondes with us, we all need swimsuits, especially when summer comes. As the temperature rises, we long for water to bring us a moment of coolness. Whether you are in the sea, by the swimming pool, or swimming near the open fire hydrant, this means that you should put on your swimsuit.

This usually means we have to find a swimsuit, but this is really an annoying question because we have many choices: one-piece swimsuit or three-point? Sports swimsuit or casual SWIMSUIT? Monochrome or pattern? Of course, the knowledge of swimsuits is far more than that.

A few centuries ago, swimsuits were also considered non-standard bathing equipment; However, in the past 50 years, swimsuits have quickly become a fashion from the style and cutting of a small piece of cloth. 18th-century tailors may never have imagined that the fig leaf they had cut out for women would turn into an intoxicating crimson on Farah Fossett.

Our story begins with a 4th-century Roman villa in Sicily, Italy. The mosaic decoration of the villa shows that women began to wear swimsuits at that time. As the Roman craftsmen wanted to express, those early Sicilian women seemed to be practicing in bikini swimsuits.

However, there seemed to be no record of dry swimming or swimsuits for many centuries. It was not until 1687 that British traveler Cynthia Fiennes described the typical women’s swimsuits of that era in her book:

The women wore yellow canvas clothes to take a bath. The clothes looked very stiff, with huge sleeves, like a priest’s robe. The water will fill the whole space of the robe, so you can’t see the body shape at all. Unlike other types of linings, it doesn’t stick tightly and looks terrible. Men wear the same material made of the inner broken and vest, which is the best lining because water will deform all other types of lining.

People call this kind of swimsuit “bathing dress”. At the end of the 18th century, this was the standard dress for public bathrooms and the standard practice of hygiene. In fact, there was also a “bath machine” that was popular at that time, which was similar to a four-wheeled carriage. People put it in the water and used it with bath gowns.

In the next century, the solemnity and elegance of clothes were more important than the style and function of clothes. Women wear dresses to go swimming, and the fabric used to make these dresses must not become transparent after being wet. In order to prevent the skirt from floating in the water and exposing the lower legs or above, some people have sewn hanging hammers in the skirt edges so that the skirt can cover the body.

In 1907, Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman was arrested in Boston for wearing a fitted one-piece bathing suit on the beach. At that time, it was indecent and easy to be arrested. However, her swimsuit opened the way for the new development of one-piece swimsuits. In the following decades, people’s thinking became more civilized. Swimming was more and more regarded as a leisure activity, and the body was more and more exposed.

In 1915, a small textile factory called Janssen in Poland pioneered the term “swimsuit”. They produced swimsuits made of wool and named them “swimming suits” six years later. Soon after, the company released the trademark red diving girl, which was an immoral act in the United States in the 1920s.

The red diving girl later became a very popular brand. With the vigorous development of the women’s Liberation Movement in the swimming pool, YANGSEN company has also become a giant in this industry.

Compared with the bikini designed by French designer Louis read in 1946, swimsuits for the young can no longer be conservative. It is said that wild chose the name “bikini” because he was inspired by the atomic bomb test conducted by the United States on the Pacific Bikini Atoll at that time.

He believes that this revolutionary swimsuit, like the atomic bomb, will have an explosive impact.

At first, the impact was explosive enough. It took some time for people to catch up with this trend. Finally, the beach was full of bikinis, and pop culture was no exception. By the 1960s, even actress Annette Funicello and animated characters in Mickey Mouse were wearing bikinis.

From then on to today, swimsuits have developed in various directions: wide waist swimsuits, retro swimsuits, high waist bikinis, burkinis (used by Muslims, as shown in the picture on the right), UV-resistant swimsuits, and thongs. Today, the smallest thing is not exposed as the single Bikini Swimsuit designed by fashion designer Rudy Jean Reich in 1964. It has only one pair of pants and two suspenders.

The influence of swimsuits is amazing. In 1975, Farah Fawcett sold 12 million posters, making her a big hit. At that time, it was the climax of the sexual liberation movement. Just like in the film “young and frivolous”, the girls rushed to bully their bodies in English class.

In the photo, Farah Fawcett showed their classic red swimsuit of Johnson with a bright smile. Although the bard’s bikini and pin mouth make her a sexy female star, Fara Fossett in a red one-piece swimsuit smiles, showing the little sexiness of American girls after swimming.

The French may boast that they invented the bikini, but at the bottom of their heart, we Americans have our own sexy standards, just like this poster on the wall.

Swimsuit fabric

The most common swimsuit fabrics are divided into the following three types:

1. Dupont Lycra swimsuits will have a longer service life than ordinary swimsuits, and are mostly suitable for one-piece swimsuits.

2. Nylon swimsuits are of medium price. Of course, compared with Dupont Lycra swimsuits, their firmness is not enough, but their elasticity and softness are comparable, so they are the most commonly used swimsuit fabrics.

3. Swimsuits made of the polyester fabric have little elasticity, are limited, and are low-priced products. Generally, they are designed as split swimwear, which is not suitable for one-piece swimwear.

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