Before 18 century, there were no specific clothes to wear if you wanted to go to the beach and have a swim in the sea. It all started to change when moving and visiting other places and tourist attractions became more accessible to people.
At first, it was a bit difficult for women to undress and have a swim barely clothed. The society of that time was judgemental towards free and emancipated women.
We at Viral Strange have collected 12 photos of different periods of history for you to see how our women have changed swimsuits from time to time.
1. Swimsuit from the 1910s.
The rising of railway transport made way for tourism to expand and flourish. The boom of tourism made people travel more and visit different resorts, but it was uncommon for them to get undressed to swim at the beach. The first swimsuit for women was a pair of wide pants and a dress.
2. Swimsuit from the 1920s.
The big change came at the Olympic games, held in 1912. The addition of swimming as one of the competing sports led to an immediate need for a new design of swimwear. The big pants and dresses could make the athletes not achieve great results. Women athletes were introduced first to the new swimsuits, making them show more of their bodies, like legs and arms.
3. Swimsuit from the 1930s
During this period, tanned skin became a trend, and women loved it. Swimwear didn’t experience very much change, but more accessories and colors were used by women. We have to say that men were still not allowed to wear short pants and reveal their hairy chests.
4. Swimsuit from the 1940s
The World War impacted people’s lives, even swimwear. They didn’t have the luxury to spend that much fabric on clothes. This was how 2 pieces of swimwear were invented. Also, women tried to always roll up their swimsuits to get better-tanned skin. An underwear businessman named Louis Reard created the first bikinis for women in 1946. At first, opinions were divided because people were not still used to revealing so much of their bodies.
5. Swimsuit from the 1950s
Bikinis were sensational, and women loved them very much because they attracted the hearts and souls of men. The first woman to be brave enough to wear such a body-relieving suit was Brigitte Bardot.
6. Swimsuit from the 1960s
In those years, people tried many classic swimsuits. However, they mostly tried to create swimsuits from fast-drying materials because the old ones took too much time to dry.
7. Swimsuit from the 1970s
For better tanning results, women started to prefer these sideless and one-piece swimsuits. This made underwear manufacturers produce more of these suits because of the high demands from the consumers. They also added ”kini” in every swimsuit model, and that’s how monokini came into existence.
8. Swimsuit from the 1980s
Women didn’t care much about tanning at pool parties during this period. The classic one-piece swimsuits came back into fashion and those who still wanted to go to the beach and get tanned preferred bikinis.
9. Swimsuit from the 1990s
Pamela Anderson from the Baywatch Tv show amazed everyone with her red full-body swimsuit running in slow motion through the beach. This affected the public, so the Baywatch swimsuits became popular fast.
10. Swimsuit from the 2000s
The mini bikinis came back in fashion during those years but with an add-on of the wraparound skirt. This wraparound skirt has different sizes, from short to big ones.
11. Swimsuit from the 2010s
Those years were a bit difficult for women because of the bandeau swimsuits without straps that would look good only on certain body types. Also, the monokini was back in fashion but could mess up your body tanning.
12. Swimsuit from the 2019s
The most wanted and fashionable swimsuits were the retro ones. Sports swimwear in bright colors was also wanted for perfect tanning.
Which design do you like most? Tell us in the comments.
I’d say they’ve changed now men are wearing them
What happened, no micro bikini!?!?
You’re one of them?
And I’m sure they’re glad you’re paying attention to them wearing them!
Kinda hard not too when they’re on every channel, every school, store, it’s ridiculous…. hopefully a generation will come along with common sense…let’s pray for humanity 🙏🙏🙏 if not then folks 🌎🔥🔥💥💥🌋🌊🌪️☄️☄️🌌🎆🎆🎆🎆 the UFOs 👽👽 are embarrassed for us
2010 is still in style. And a 1 piece will never go out ! Christy Brinkley looks great in a one piece, and you know she’d be smokin’ ass hot in a bikini 👙.
I’m sure Christy Brinkley isn’t that young anymore…look her up…some still look good…some changed drastically! Look up some of these celebrities…you’d be surprised….
Go to the nudist beach never change much there and your always up with the fashion .
Yes, the natural healthy naturist / nudist beaches are the best place to be in the summer, especially with family. We love it, and no one judges/competes, and the swimming ‘costume’ is always in fashion and is healthy! In the cooler weather we sauna and chill out at home nude. Best way to be!
Hippie Hollow is Austin’s nude beach. Town never got around to passing any dress codes, so going topless is perfectly legal anywhere and is done often near me at Barton Springs pool. Austin is not like the rest of Texas!
All of em will come back around. Everything eventually does
I’ve noticed the swimwear is very retro just now, gone back to I don’t maybe the 1940’s (ish) with the high wasted bikini bottoms, and dress type swimwear, a lot of things in fashion from many many years ago are sneaking back in but I don’t see me wearing much of it lol!!
I like the dramatic change that started from the 50’s!
Fashion just goes in circles 🔵
The best comment by far
THIS HIGH WAISTED BULLSHIT NEEDS TO STOP JUST MAKE EVERYTHING INCLUDING BIKINIS NORMAL, BELOW THE BELLY BUTTON WHO WANT A TAN ALL OVER THEN WHITE FROM HALF THE TORSO TO THE LEGS SERIOUSLY
As Coluche( may his soul Rest In peace, assuming he ever found peace in the afterlife) used to proclaim back then :
‘’ les costumes de bain avant fallait écarter l’ tissu pour voir un bout de peau; et aujourd’hui c’est la peau qu’faut écarter si on veut trouver un bout d’tissu…’’….
he swimsuits and bikinis they wear today show to much off they might as well go naked.
Goldie Hawn’s picture was in a movie called (Butterflies are free) she is wearing a bra and underwear
iLike the 1990s looks sporty😍😍😍
I would say there are very little changes since 1950. I would say the only change is the thong which appeared in the 70s.
I love U Iska, you are a goddes
In Italy the Swimsuit from the 1970s was were used untill now and the brasilian type
Women today are not very modest so they prefer thong string bikinis or none at all .. I like 2010 bikinis or a rocking 1 piece
Always knew how to select the models.