Bikinis - Then and Now

By | December 28, 2017

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Circa 1962: A woman wearing a polka-dot bikini smiles while laying stomach-down on an inflatable raft, floating in the water. (Photo by Harold M. Lambert/Lambert/Getty Images)

Swimsuits, in general, have definitely come a long way over the years. One of the first known swimsuits was made out of wool because it was thought to keep the swimmer from getting too chilly in the water. If you have ever been wearing a wool garment that got wet, you probably know how uncomfortable and heavy it can get.

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Thankfully, designers came to their senses and started using other fabrics at some point. As we know the swimsuits of today, men and women cover themselves differently when taking a dip or sunning themselves. In the early 1900s, most early swimsuits in America were one piece for both sexes.