The feminist movement changed swimwear design

- Mar 06, 2019-

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In the early 20th century, some people opposed and ridiculed that men's swimwear must have sleeves, trouser legs, tight pants and tops, but it was only in the 1930s that society accepted the phenomenon of swimming only in swimming trunks.

The difference between women's swimwear and men's swimwear is that the former has always attracted attention and controversy with its sexual characteristics.

The improvement of the 20th century swimming suits is closely related to the feminist movement. After giving women equal social status and voting rights in most countries in Europe and America, women are free to engage in more outdoor activities, and they can get rid of the various norms imposed on them in the past. Women's fashion has set off a revolution in this era. In addition to being more convenient for women to take a bath in the sea, swimming suits also show women's status and social enthusiasm.

The era between 1870 and 1900 was a turning point in the history of women's swimwear. The style remained the same, but it became simpler and simpler, and women still wore corsets under the swimwear—a sleeve. And leggings, a piece of woven garment similar to children's pajamas. Although it was only accepted by fashion critics in the 1920s. The government's legislature has strictly prohibited such “sluggish” clothing through laws that require swimsuits to cover parts of the body from the neck to the knee. Some women are fined for not wearing stockings, shoes or long skirts.

The women's swimming became the first Olympic event in 1912. Fanny Dulac, wearing a sleeveless one-piece swimsuit with half-legged legs, took the lead in many projects. Australian-born female swimmer Annette Kellerman also broke the routine. She was arrested in Boston in 1907 for wearing a bold one-piece swimsuit.

In the early 1920s, the economic prosperity of European and American countries made people pursue life and enjoyment. Generally, the "sea and air boom" became a favorite among the middle class. The wealthy young people did not go to learn to fly a plane or go to the beach to learn to swim or conduct. Sea bath.

At the time, a nylon clothing manufacturer created a revolutionary new swimming suit material and laid out the style of swimming suits in the future. It used to use cotton, wool, or even non-elastic waterproof rayon to abandon the high elasticity. Highly breathable, low-absorbent nylon fabric for a more fit, easy-to-wear and lightweight swimwear. These one-piece jumpsuit miniskirts and two-piece vests with flat-foot shorts not only improve the safety of female swimmers, but also greatly increase the considerableity of women's swimwear, and help women's social status. One.