The Surprising History Of Swimwear

Retro high-waisted bikinis might be dotting shopping sites and Instagram the entire summer, but the real throwback style might just be a bandeau bikini and briefs. True story: Women in Roman bathhouses are depicted as wearing bandeau bikinis in historic mosaics, in a time prior to mixed-sex bathing.But, of course, swimwear has definitely evolved — as evidenced by London's Fashion and Textile Museum's latest exhibit, Riviera Style. From the 1800's wool swim gowns to the...

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