Friday, March 30, 2012

Sink or swim?

It was in the early 1800's that people began to flock to the beaches for seaside enjoyment. With this popular outdoor pastime, the need for stylish garments was a must. 

They were modest, impractical and a burdensome. It was time for swimwear to become less modest and more free and yes revealing. Who wants to swim wearing a sack of potatoes? Not us! 
Since then, swimwear has been through a style revolution and has gotten to the point where we are now. 

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Swimsuits then (1800s)

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Swimsuits now (2012)
No matter the era, bathing suits are a fashion staple for the summer and have become iconic pieces. Lets take a look at a few of them:
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Bo Derek in "10" (1979)
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Halle Berry in "Die Another Day" (2002)
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Marilyn Monroe in polka dot bikini (1951)
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Pam Grier in "Coffy" (1973)
Jessica Alba, [IT {Into The Blue}], 2005
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Jessica Alba in "Into the blue" (2005)
All these iconic swimsuits have one thing in common: they're classics. So we've found a few swimsuits you can make iconic for yourself.


retro swimwear Esther Williams Beach Blanket Bingo Polka dot bikini
Red polka dot 2 piece
Modcloth

SALE!! Romper Swimsuit - Navy Sailor
Navy Sailor Romper swimsuit
Fables by Barrie
Fringe Audrey by L Space Swimwear
Tiffany blue fringe 2 piece
Instyle Swimwear


Basking Beauty
Basking Beauty
Modcloth
 
Juniors Monokini Swimsuit - Black
Black and hot Monokiki swimsuit
Target
ASOS Cornelli Mesh Cut Out Suit
Cornelli Mesh Cut Out Suit
Asos
Carmen Marc Valvo retro one-piece
Victoria Secret


6 comments:

  1. I'm loving that Victoria's Secret retro one piece! Very cute!

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  2. I want that retro one piece from Victoria's Secret!

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