Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Revealing Swimwear


Wikipedia defines a swimsuit as an item of clothing designed to be worn while taking part in water sports. In New Zealand English and Australian English, swimsuits are usually called togs or bathers.
We have come a long way from the female tank suit that decorated women of the 1920’s. The tank suit fit tight, was made of jersey wool and the suit legs stopped at mid-thigh. The suit had built-in modesty shorts and the patterns were abstract or striped.
In the 1930’s and 40’s designers became daring by lowering the neckline and paired the tank style top with belted shorts.
During the 1940’s and 1950’s swimwear became even more revealing with shorten tanks that revealed the navel and supported the breast.
The sexual revelation of the 1960’s is when the one piece as well as the bikini became more revealing.
It was in the 70’s and 80’s that we welcomed the thong and string bikini.
Today we push the limits and find more skin exposure acceptable; with little left to the imagination.
The swim suit we choose to wear is based on modesty, fashion and temperature. Most swimsuits (except the thong) offer privacy in covering the genitals, breast, and pubic hair.
Who knows…maybe we’ll go back to the heavy wool swim tank worn in the 20’s.
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