The Art of Mastering

The Art of Mastering

History of Womens Swimsuits
Are you aware about how the swimsuits of women came into existence? Actually womens swimwear has only been around for more than a century and there are many fascinating stories in its evolution. You can read on to know how it came to be.
For many years women have not been wearing swimsuits because people back then did not go swimming as a fort of recreation. The first swimsuit for women appeared on the scene in the 1800s but it looks vastly different from the modern swimwear worn by women now. The reason for this is that this first swimwear consists of cloth that covers a woman from head to toe. Thus women did not find enjoyment in wearing such kind of swimsuit.
Now what changed this is when Annette Kellermann, an Australian swimmer and actress went to the beach in 1907 donning a swimsuit that showed her neck, arms and legs. She was subsequently arrested because her act was classified as indecent exposure. Even if she was arrested there was an impact on women of her swimsuit. She made efforst to market her suit and her marketing efforts succeeded because by 1910 it has become commonplace in Europe for women to wear this swimsuit. In fact during the 1912 Olympics women who competed in the swimming category wore this swimsuit.
Now in the 1920s when Coco Chanel got a tan from her Mediterranean cruise more people became interested in exposing more parts of the body to sunlight. This in turn led to alterations in the original one piece swimsuit. There were now plunging lines at the backs of swimsuits. There are now two-piece swimsuits which exposed a womans midriff.
The infamous bikini was created by Louis Reard, a French designer, at the end of the World War II. This swimsuit barely covered the body of a woman but it caught on among women. In 1964 the magazine Sports Illustrated has the first cover of a model in a bikini. After that the bikini as swimwear became more popular. Around the world more women started choosing this as their swimwear when they hit the beach.
In the 1970s what was used as material for swimwear is spandex or lycra. This is because they are lightweight, quick drying and conform to the body. The designers then made experimentations with the design for the swimsuits. In the 1970s and 1980s the swimsuits then had bright colors and there were even ones that sported neon patterns in them. In the 90s the bikinis had adornments in them.
Now there is a variety of choice that one has for swimsuit. It has become an essential part of any womans wardrobe. The choice is up to you on which swimwear you find comfortable.

Comments are closed.