The evolution of the swimsuit: bulky dresses to bikinis
• The evolution of the swimsuit: bulky dresses to bikinis
Swimsuit called a contemporary of the 20th century, because the way it used to see the modern inhabitants, this thing was invented just a few decades ago. But in other centuries, women also do not deny yourself the pleasure to splash in the water bodies. And what they were wearing at the same time - later in the review.
Swimwear late 18th - early 19th centuries.
In medieval Europe, bathing culture did not exist as such. Water feared and therefore there could be no question of any swimwear. The situation changed in the mid-18th century. While there are first resorts, and together with them and need to be dipped in water for therapeutic purposes. Women's swimwear that time only as a bit different from the everyday wear. It was the dress, under which he put on stockings and cloth shoes. On the head is required to present hat. To dress does not pop up the hem sewn special metal weights.
In the 19th century in Europe were popular bathing machine.
By the late 18th and throughout the 19th centuries insanely popular use of the bathing machine. It was a covered wagon pulled by horses. Being in her lady were taken in shallow water. There she changed clothes and bathe without fear of prying male attitudes. Some women used the bathing machine until the First World War.
Women's bathing suits of the early 20th century.
In the late 19th century sailing included in the program of the Olympic Games. The first public outcry caused men swimming costumes. On the competition swimmers dressed in swimming trunks. Women's swimwear has also become more lightweight: a blouse with shorts sewn together and put on top of the skirt. Obligatory wearing shoes at the time of immersion in water is no longer required.
After the First World War for swimwear long trail of peace officers.
After the First World War, women have cut their swimsuits above the knee. On the beaches there and then there were the inspectors, who measured the length of the bathing suit above the knee. If the length does not conform to the standards, the woman wrote out a fine, and removed from the beach.
Micheline Bernardini - the first who dared to wear a bikini.
In July 1946, the designer Luis Rird invents the first bathing suit "bikini", consisting of a narrow bra and her short trunks. However, none of the professional models did not want to go on the podium in this outfit. Then the designer invited to this role Micheline Bernardini - a stripper from the Casino de Paris. The emergence of a girl in a bikini was a bombshell. Over 10 years, this swimsuit condemned all fashion magazines. But gradually it appeared on the screen the famous actress, so in 1960 a bikini is almost completely supplanted the old types of swimsuits.
Popular swimwear late 20 - early 21 centuries.
By the end of 20 - early 21 centuries century ladies are happy to various forms of fused and separate bathing suits.