Bikinis - Then and Now

By Rebeka Knott
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.