Opera Swim Tender Secret One-Piece Swimsuit in Black 62668-5

$170.00 USD

Opera Swim Candy Beach Bandeau One-Piece in C and D Cup 62676-43

$185.00 USD

Opera Swim FireBird One-Piece Swimsuit in D and E Cup 62634-23

$185.00 USD

Opera Swim Mykonos Dreams One-Piece Swimsuit in C, D, and E Cup 62682-26

$170.00 USD

Opera Swim Greenwater One-Piece Swimsuit 62671-75

$200.00 USD

Chloe Rose Sun Soaked Velvet Bikini Bottom In Bronze

$75.00 USD $52.50 USD

Chloe Rose Sun Soaked Velvet Bikini Top in Bronze

$75.00 USD $52.50 USD

Chloe Rose Forget Me Not Skimpy Bottom In Black Gingham

$65.00 USD $45.50 USD

Profile by Gottex Tribal Batik One Piece Swimsuit E935-2081-002

$128.00 USD

Chloe Rose Forget Me Not Off Shoulder Bikini Top in Black Gingham

$65.00 USD $45.50 USD

Chloe Rose Buckle Up Babe Bikini Bottom in Black

$75.00 USD $52.50 USD

Profile by Gottex Fantasia Flyaway One-Piece Swimsuit E939-2091-080

$138.00 USD

Chloe Rose Buckle Up Babe Bralette Bikini Top in Black

$75.00 USD $52.50 USD

Chloe Rose Blue Jean Baby One Piece Swimsuit

$150.00 USD $105.00 USD

Gottex Aquarelle One-Piece Swimsuit 19AQ-035-096

$188.00 USD

Chloe Rose Ahoy One Piece In White & Navy

$150.00 USD $105.00 USD

Gottex Sakura More Coverage One-Piece Swimsuit 19SA-173U-086

$178.00 USD

Beach Bunny Stephanie Reversible Full Bikini Bottom B17106B6R-NVWS

$110.00 USD $77.00 USD

Beach Bunny Emerson Bralette in Navy and White B18138T0-NVWS

$120.00 USD $84.00 USD

Blue Life Rumba Ruffle One Piece in Black 458-9542-BLK

$162.00 USD $113.40 USD

Blue Life Rumba Ruffle One Piece in Chili 458-9542-CHILI

$162.00 USD $113.40 USD

Blue Life Sweetheart Skimpy Bottom In Chili 458-9486-CHILI

$78.00 USD $54.60 USD

Blue Life Rumba Ruffle Top in Chili 458-2536-CHILI

$104.00 USD $72.80 USD

Blue Life Exotica Knotted One Piece In White 243-9538-WHT

$154.00 USD $107.80 USD

Gottex Mystic Gem More Coverage One-Piece Swimsuit 19MG-172U-086

$188.00 USD

L Space Liquid Shine Lily Itsy Bottom In Cherry LQLII18-CHE

$84.00 USD $58.80 USD

Gottex Belle Fleur One-Piece Bandeau Swimsuit 19BF-072-86

$128.00 USD

Vitamin A Glacier EcoLux Neutra Bralette Bikini Top 40T GLE

$96.00 USD $67.20 USD

Vitamin A Glacier EcoLux Neutra Hipster Bikini Bottom 42B GLE

$82.00 USD $57.40 USD

Vitamin A Glacier EcoLux Emelia Triple Strap Bottom 717B GLE

$99.00 USD $69.30 USD

Sunflair Blue Orleans Mastectomy Swimsuit in C and D Cup 72140-30

$172.00 USD

Vitamin A Glacier EcoRib Neutra Triangle Bikini Top 805T-ERG

$99.00 USD $69.30 USD

Sunflair Burning Feather Mastectomy Swimsuit in B, C and D Cup 72218-2643

$172.00 USD

Vitamin A Glacier EcoRib California High-Leg Bikini Bottoms 812B-ERG

$96.00 USD $67.20 USD

Vitamin A Glacier EcoRib Gia Reversible Triangle Bikini Top 47TR ERG

$96.00 USD $67.20 USD

Vitamin A Glacier EcoRib Sienna High Waist California Cut Bikini Bottom 814B ERG

$99.00 USD $69.30 USD

Vitamin A Glacier EcoRib Yasmeen Maillot Teeny Cut One Piece 801M ERG

$167.00 USD $116.90 USD

Sunflair Burning Feather Strapless Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit in C and D Cup 72111-2643

$146.00 USD

Sunflair Copper Sunset One-Piece Swimsuit in D, E, F Cups 72071-26

$138.00 USD

Sunflair Fire and Rain One-Piece Swimsuit in C and D Cup 72062-99

$155.00 USD

Gottex Carnival V-Neck Tank One-Piece Swimsuit 19CA153U-080

$188.00 USD

Gottex Belle Fleur One Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit in Multi Blue 19BF-051-086

$128.00 USD

Vitamin A EcoCotton Glacier Paloma Knit Mini Dress 8DS-GEC

$85.00 USD $59.50 USD

PilyQ Aquamarine Tab Stitch Full Bottom AQU-216F

$43.20 USD $14.69 USD

Vitamin A Zarace Wrap in Glacier 81BL-ZWG

$120.00 USD $84.00 USD

Vitamin A Stari Wrap 82BL-STW

$120.00 USD $84.00 USD

Vitamin A U-Taupia Baja Border Zoe Tunic 817WD BBU

$135.00 USD $94.50 USD

Vitamin A Ballet Stripe Demi Maillot One Piece Swimsuit 803M-BBS

$185.00 USD $129.50 USD

Vitamin A U-Taupia EcoLux Jaydah Braided Triangle Top 72T-UTE

$100.00 USD $70.00 USD

Profile by Gottex Shalimar One-Piece Swimsuit in Black E938-2069-001

$118.00 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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