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Friday, June 2, 2017
The 20th-century War on Women's Swimwear
the 19th century, train travel and then the automobile enabled people
to take trips to the beach. But while men stripped down to their
body-hugging swimwear and went right in, women were supposed to cover up
their forms, even in the water. Elaborates costumes were designed for
beachwear that were barely less than a woman would wear on city streets.
That wasn't good for swimming, or even staying afloat. But some woman
pushed the boundaries, and gradually styles changed. See a timeline of photographs of women's swimwear as it evolved over the last hundred or so years at The Week.