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Swimwear Then And Now

Swimwear THEN &NOW= Swimwear trends may be ever-changing, but some styles have garnered iconic status. Join us as we take a look at swimwear through the ages. the iconic TRENDS the high waisted bikini The high-waisted bikini was popular in the 1950s. The supportive bra-style tops and waist-cinching bottoms enhanced a woman's curves, creating an hourglass shape that is now synonymous with the era. style icon MARILYN MONROE supportive bra top waist-cinching bottom DID YOU KNOW High-waisted bottoms were designed to cover the naval. Failing to do so was considered improper in 1950s society. the Corset style swimsuit 1950s swimsuits boasted supported cups and control panels across the stom ach to create an enviable hour glass shape. Halter styles were available, although strapless designs were popular to avoid tan lines that would show when wearing dance dresses. style icon ELIZABETH TAYLOR supported cups control panels DID YOU KNOW The swimsuits were cut straight across the legs to keep the designs modest. the barely there swimwear In stark contrast to the modest swimwear of the 195os, barely there swimwear was a huge trend in the 198os. Swimwear was smaller than ever before and high leg, thong-style bottoms were common. They were perfect for achieving an all-over golden tan. style icon ELLE MACPHERSON thin small top high leg thong style DID YOU KNOW Bikini sales dropped in the 198os and 1990s as high leg swimsuits became popular. the high leg swimsuit Channelling the decade's love of sportswear, high leg swimsuits were extremely popular in the late 1980s onwards. The hip-skimming cut worked to elongate the legs, providing curve-enhancing coverage on the bottom. DID YOU KNOW plunge neckline The high leg swimsuits featured in Baywatch were tailored to flatter each lifeguard's figure. Pamela's swimsuit boasted high leg lower armholes and neckline. style icon PAMELA ANDERSON the current TRENDS the cut-out swimsuit A cut-out swimsuit exudes poolside glamour. Offering the best of both worlds, you can show off your figure without exposing it all in a bikini. Whether you choose a statement or simple cut-out design, the swimsuits can create unusual tan lines, so make sure you apply plenty of sun lotion! DID YOU KNOW fringe detailing The cut-out swimsuit actually dates back to the 1920s. Designs were modest and subtle. plain bottoms style icon KIM KARDASHIAN the fringed bikinis Channel boho chic this summer with a fringed bikini. The festival-inspired detailing not only works as a stylish design feature, but it can help create the illusion of curves. It's also great for distracting attention from problem areas. style icon RIHANNA fringe detailing plain bottoms DID YOU KNOW Fringing dates back to Mesopotamia in 3000 to 300 B.C.E. There, the fringes of shawls were used instead of a seal to impress a mark on a clay contract. the cut out high waisted bikini The high-waisted bikini has re-emerged this season. Offering more coverage than string designs, the bikini flatters problem stomach areas, perfectly showing your curves. Choose a playful print for a fun and flirty 1950s look. style icon TAYLOR SWIFT supportive halter top high waisted bottoms DID YOU KNOW High-waisted bikinis are hot property this season, with research from Lyst showing a 124% increase in online searches compared to 2014. the sport bikinis It's official: tomboy chic is in. Sports-inspired bikinis, featuring crop tops, colour blocking and zip detailing, are both on-trend and practical. They're perfect for everything from lounging in the sun to surfing the waves. style icon MILEY CYRUS KULLY сгоpped top DID YOU KNOW high-rise bottoms Sports bikinis are synonymous with volleyball players. However, at the London 2012 Olympics, a rule was introduced allowing 23 competitors to wear shorts and sleeved tops instead. over the YEARS 1959 1988 1992 2012 2012 2013 2013 1951 Sources php hetp:// to-gallery/martlyn-monroe-in-bikini-and-swimsuit-the-best-photos- of-a-s tyle-icon/2014/08/05/31-42 hion/whats-hot/bathing-beauties-swimsuits-through-ages?page=7 ini/bikini.htm int-facts.html watch---who-inspired-that-iconic-red-swimsuit-185 803578. html http://i2.cdn 620130206-hob-1933-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg html uk /2o15/06/08/best-bikinis-2015.n_7520394.html 29/London-2012-Olympics-female-beach-volleyball-players- permitted-to-wear-less-revealing-uniforms. html COURTESY OF O creative commons CI)

Swimwear Then And Now

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Swimwear trends may be ever-changing, but some styles have garnered iconic status. This infographic looks at the iconic trends and modern days styles


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