Whenever summer comes, leisure holiday, sunshine beach seems to always appear in everyone's consciousness for the first time, fashionable and changeable beach outfit and swimsuit are the leading role of every summer island tour.. But thanks to the fashion liberation movement, we can now enjoy the sunshine of the beach in bikinis. Women no longer swim in full gear and shoes as they did more than a century ago, or fear arrest by the decency police for exposing their skin. As a kind of special functional clothing, not only the development of the swimsuit changes associated with social changes of moral rules, but also is closely related to the feminist movement is, most countries in Europe and the United States to give women equal social status and the right to vote, women are free to engage in more outdoor activities, a variety of specifications on them are also being slowly get rid of, women's fashion also set off a revolution. Swimwear in addition to more convenient for women to swim on the beach, but also shows the status of women can not be compared with others and into the enthusiasm of the society, they can no longer be bound by the dress requirements, free choice of their favorite beach dress. In fact, the evolution of swimwear in the past 100 years can also be included in the important symbol of the development of clothing, after all, it is also one of the revolutionary history of clothing
100 years of swimsuit evolution
16 centuries ago, male and female, swimming is usually naked, that time we called "bath", in the middle ages, a long time exposed flesh is considered a sin, so in the public bathhouse upper-class men started wearing "apron," women are covered with linen shirts, but ordinary people is still ran naked through the streets baths. In the 1660 s, starting from the UK, beach resort has become a popular activity, suitable for wearing fashionable clothing was born in the seaside, the "swimsuit" in addition to the original women than lighter, short some big skirt, this skirt collocation pants, fabrics with also is thick material, such as dark flannel peace costume to wear the difference is not big. .
It was not until the 1860s, after enduring a long period of "swimwear," that new and improved beachwear appeared, but only in simple belted knee-length dresses and Turkish knickerbockers. These beachwear became the favorite of the time, and laid the foundation for subsequent changes in swimwear. Only minor changes followed, such as shorter or sleeveless sleeves and smaller hemlines, but upper-class women still wore knickerbockers or black stockings and shoes. It wasn't until 1907 that Annette Kellerman, an Australian female swimmer, was arrested and taken to court for showing too much of her curves when she first appeared in a body-hugging one-piece on a Boston beach. But not long after, in 1912, women's swimming was included in the Olympic Games for the first time, and this began the development of fashionable swimwear. In 1913, designers introduced "fitted" two-piece swimsuits -- now known as short-sleeved T-shirts and tight knee-length shorts. Since 1920, with the breakthrough of people's fashion concept, sleeveless and tight swimsuit became the new fashion at this time. Skirts and trousers legs were shortened to the thigh compared with the previous, but there were still legal restrictions against excessive nudity. Police officers on the beach would specially measure the length of swimsuits, and people would be arrested on the spot if they were below the limited size. In 1946, French designer Louis Reard was even more bold and innovative, using only 30 inches of fabric to design a revolutionary "clothing smaller than the world's smallest bathing suit" -- bikini. The three pieces of cloth and four straps shocked the world like an atomic bomb, just as the designers had predicted when they named the new suit after the effects of the atomic bomb on bikini Island. But it was so bare that the designer had to get a stripper named Michar Bernadini to show her at first. However, bikinis were not widely accepted around the world. They were only popular in Europe and did not reach the United States until 15 years later. Elegant strapless style swimsuit with 50 s as representative, just still occupy the mainstream one-piece swimsuit, 60 s French actress brigitte bardot, wearing sexy bikini pictures of playing on the beach in cannes is not only made her famous, also promoted the bikini in the s popularity, many movie stars also wear bikinis appeared in the movie, It is to let the majority of women who love beauty follow suit. In the 1970s, when hippie culture and free thinking were advocated, various swimsuit designs appeared in the trend, such as cross ribbon and Thong trousers emerged at this time, and the materials like mesh perspective and hollow weaving that hippies liked were also used in swimsuit designs, making people's choices more diversified. Even now, even with the variety of swimwear styles, the bikini is still at the top of many fashionable people's choice of swimwear.
It became fashionable to wear over swimsuits
After one hundred years of evolution of the swimsuit, even if it's just a functional clothing, but the slightest prevent people to love it, especially in fashion, designers have over the past two years is not the pure as a bathing suit to swimsuit design, in addition to dazzling innovation details, they will also be a swimsuit external wear fashionable collocation method on T stage, As a result, the new style has gone viral in fashion circles and on social media.