Check Out The Fascinating History Of The Swimsuit

By Divya G

As per the consumer data and market reports of Statista, in 2025, the swimwear market is expected to reach over $29 billion. It is an extraordinary sum comparing the market value of $18.8 billion in 2018. This value earned everyone’s attention after the pandemic hit tourism for two consecutive years, 2020 and 2021.

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About The Swimsuit 

The introduction of the swimsuit that speaks of athletic and lithe bodies shows no abating signs. It also includes suits specifically designed for men’s swim shorts and sport. The story of swimming is about fashion and considers public morality and politics with amazing fashion items. It also creates a lot of debates among people around the female body. 

Bathing Gowns: The First One 

Before the 18th century, bathing was undertaken nude in different gender-segregated swimming pools. However, in western traditions, swimming was considered immoral and discouraged. But this attire wasn’t designed for practicality. However, more attention was paid to preserving the modesty of the woman. 

The Bloomer Swim 

In the mid-19th century, the bloomer swim was launched until below the knee, which raised many eyes. Further modifications were made, which led to the colorful cotton fabrics. 

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The Bikini

In 1946, Louis Read came up with the first bikini. When designing it, he knew it would shock the entire world, and it was practically like high-cut shorts and bra-style tops. But still, the bikini was not getting sold out at one piece till 2020, when the global sales of swimwear increased to 84%.