Vitamin A Hamptons Stripe Rio Teeny Cut Bikini Bottom 81B-HAM

$96.00 USD

Vitamin A Sunflower EcoRib Carmen Bikini Bottom 84B SRB

$88.00 USD

Vitamin A Beach Blue EcoLux Neutra Bralette Bikini Top 40T-BBE

$96.00 USD

Sunflair East Village Mastectomy One-Piece Swimsuit 22272-3067

$165.00 USD

Sunflair Happy Jeans Mastectomy One-Piece Denim Swimsuit 22268-26

$135.00 USD

Wildfox Isabelle Bikini Bottom In White S18-014

$72.00 USD

Wildfox Isabelle Bikini Bottom In Red S18-014

$72.00 USD

Wildfox Wild Crop Tank Bikini Top S18-022

$106.00 USD

Sunflair Paper Art One Piece Mastectomy Swimsuit 22270-23

$158.00 USD

Cache Coeur Maternity Belem Bikini Set in Black BK189

$150.00 USD

Blue Life Rising Sun Skimpy Bottom in White Diamond Jacquard 447-9492

$90.00 USD

Blue Life Rising Sun Off Shoulder Bikini Top in White Diamond Jacquard 447-2520

$124.00 USD

Blue Life Island Fever Brazilian Bottom in Diamond White 444-9020

$60.00 USD

Blue Life Kiss Me Tri Bikini Top in Diamond White 444-2536

$92.00 USD

Cache Coeur Maternity Belem Tankini Set in Black TK189

$175.00 USD

Cache Coeur Maternity Portofino Tankini Set in Petal TK183

$175.00 USD

Cache Coeur Maternity Arizona One-Piece Swimsuit in Copper BM1802

$162.50 USD

Cache Coeur Maternity Bandeau Tankini Bloom Swimsuit in Jade TK178-Jade

$92.50 USD

Chloe Rose Bloom Bikini In White

$130.00 USD

Chloe Rose Bloom Bikini In Pink

$130.00 USD

Blue Life Unchained One-Piece Swimsuit in Charcoal Jacquard 443-9494

$275.00 USD

Peixoto Blanc Stripe Ellie Bikini Top 11815-TR18

$72.00 USD

Peixoto Praia Latin One Piece Swimsuit in Mai Tai 31806L-MAI

$114.00 USD

Beach Bunny Rib Tide Skimpy Bottom in Dusty Blue B17125B2-DSBL

$120.00 USD

Beach Bunny Rib Tide Bralette Bikini Top in Dusty Blue B17125T0-DSBL

$130.00 USD

Gottex Essence Pareo 18MA-500-084

$198.00 USD

Gottex Essence Multi Colored Blue Pareo 18TO-500-086

$198.00 USD

Gottex Essence Open Kimono With Belt 18MA-711-086

$248.00 USD

Gottex Essence Blue Coverup Skirt 18ES-413-001

$78.00 USD

Profile by Gottex Shibori One-Piece Swimsuit E856-2020-002

$128.00 USD

Profile by Gottex Bueno Vista Tankini Top in D and E Cup E855-1E18-080

$98.00 USD

Profile by Gottex Song Bird Tankini Top E851-1B88-080

$94.00 USD

Profile by Gottex Bueno Vista Mesh Tunic E855-3023-080

$98.00 USD

Gottex Tourmaline Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit 18TO-070-086

$178.00 USD

Big Mouth Ginormous Elephant Sprinkler BMYS-0002

$59.99 USD

Gottex Tourmaline Surplice More Coverage One Piece Swimsuit 18TO-178U-086

$178.00 USD

Sunflair Mumbai Calling Poncho 23816-26

$84.00 USD

Sunflair Jungle Glory Long Shirt 23804-99

$132.00 USD

Sunflair East Village Dress 23330-58

$116.00 USD

Sunflair East Village One Piece Swimsuit 22001

$120.00 USD

Gottex Maritime V Neck One Piece Swimsuit 18MA-064-084

$188.00 USD

Sunflair Mumbai Calling One Piece Swimsuit 22242

$134.00 USD

PilyQ Marine Noah Tunic in Blue MAR-445D

$144.00 USD

PilyQ Marine Lexi Short in Blue MAR-442S

$72.00 USD

PilyQ Marine Lace-Up Teeny Bikini Bottoms in Blue MAR-225T

$80.00 USD

PilyQ Mingos Basic Ruched Teeny Bottom MIN-211T

$64.00 USD

PilyQ Water Lily Lace One Piece Swimsuit in White WAT-500P

$154.00 USD

PilyQ Water Lily Basic Ruched Full Bottom WAT-211F

$64.00 USD

PilyQ Water Lily Basic Ruched Teeny Bottom WAT-211T

$64.00 USD

PilyQ Water Lily Lace Flutter Bandeau Bikini Top WAT-165B

$124.00 USD

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Let's talk about the origin of the swimsuit.  Before the 20th century, people swam in the nude.  However, women were expected to wear swimsuits at the spa.  

In 1771 the Expedition of Humphry Clinker published that women were to wear brown linen, hats, and jackets.  Can you imagine riding the waves or swimming laps in that garb? 

In 1867 women's swimsuits were made of stiff canvas and were designed with enormous sleeves.  Stiff canvas hid curves on the body and eliminated the possibility of fabric clinging to the figure.

In the 18th century women wore long "weighted" dresses.  Must have been quite daunting keeping afloat.  In the 19th century women were graced in a full-length outfit from neck to knees, and if that wasn't sufficient, additional layers of trousers with leggings down to the ankles addedto complete the look.

In 1907 Annette Kellerman was arrested for indecent exposure because her swimsuit exposed neck, arms, and legs.   In the 1920s this renegade decided to sell her offensive style swimsuit.  Thus the swimsuit revolution was born.  

In the 50s the bikini bottoms covered the navel, and in the 60s the navel was boldly displayed.   The monokini was introduced as a topless suit supported by straps.  The 80s was the era if cutouts  

Today we have one piece swimsuits, tankinis, bikinis, monokinis, swimsuits for maternity, swimsuits for mastectomy, rash guards to surf in, and swimsuits to play ball in.   We even have SPF safe suits.  The bottoms might be strings; the tops may be triangles, the fabric may be shear.  But last, but surely not least, is the original Birthday suit which is the best suit of all.

 

 

 

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