This Is What 100 Years Of The Bikini Looks Like

1. Believe it or not, this is what women used to wear to go swimming during the 1890s. They were also required to use “bathing machines” so that no one ...
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1. Believe it or not, this is what women used to wear to go swimming during the 1890s.

This Is What 100 Years Of The Bikini Looks Like

They were also required to use “bathing machines” so that no one could see them climb in and out of the water in their indecent bathing costumes, but that’s a whole other story.

2. For much of the early 20th century, modesty prevailed on boardwalks and pool decks.

This Is What 100 Years Of The Bikini Looks Like

3. It wasn’t until the 1930s that anything resembling a modern-day swimsuit made its way to the beach.

This Is What 100 Years Of The Bikini Looks Like

4. And though it was ~technically~ invented in 1946 (and named after the Bikini Atoll Islands), most women didn’t dare wear a bikini until the sexually liberated ’60s.

This Is What 100 Years Of The Bikini Looks Like

5. In the ’80s, suits were super high-cut.

This Is What 100 Years Of The Bikini Looks Like

6. Women of the 1890s could NEVER have imagined what we’d be going to the beach in today.

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Well, without fainting, anyway.

7. Check out the whole awesome, belly-baring vid — featuring Vine star Amanda Cerny — here.

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