Most of us wouldn't offer a second thought to bikinis. But there was a moment when it was scandalous even to show off your weapons — let alone your midriff.
So what looked like swimwear when showing any skin was regarded indecent? And how did it change from the all-encompassing gown to the' itsy bitsy teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikinis' we see today?
Cotton Traders traced the modest bathing suit back to its roots and showed how we came to the variety of liberating styles we enjoyed in the 21st century through every frown, shock and scandal.
It is fascinating to look at the past, but it can also teach us an important lesson on how we should look to the future.
Swimwear history demonstrates us how modern thoughts about body kinds are reflected in our style decisions. Every milestone is a turning point in our thinking about what females should wear and helped us get where we are today.
We hope that in the next stage of this evolution we can play a role — one that embraces women of all ages and types of bodies.Look at Cotton Traders ' Swimwear style guide and discover stunning designs and styles to flatter every figure if you're looking for a little holiday inspiration.
infographic by: www.cottontraders.com