October 5, 2015

Women's Bathing Suit Fashion in 1922

Fashion history was shocked into the 20th century with some of the newer all revealing figure hugging swimsuits that revealed the body limbs more clearly than ever before. Liberated from long skirts, young women of the twenties wore a figure hugging wool jersey sleeveless tank suit.

The swimming suit was ideal for the androgynous athletic figure that fashion suited best in the 1920s. It looked very similar to male swimming costumes of an earlier era.

(Photos: Harris & Ewing, via Library of Congress)


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