Evolution Of The Bathing Suit

12. TheĀ 1890s To Early 1900s

It was in the early 1800’s that people started to gather to the beaches for seaside pastime. With the opening of railroads, ocean-side beaches became even more popular for sunny vacations. Along with this new outdoor pastime came the need for a stylish attire for the stylish women.

At the revolution of the century, bathing attires matched what would today be considered a fairly conservative dress. Women frequently sewed weights to the bottom of the skirts to prevent them from flying up and exposing their legs.