How womens’ bathing suits have changed over the years…

And a little Rule 5 action towards the end, for those who persevere through the early years…  😉

City Ordinance: No less than 6" from the knee

City Ordinance: No less than 6" from the knee

This is a photograph of a beach scene in 1922. City officials decleared that bathing suits must be no more than six inches above the knee. The city official in the photograph was responsible for enforcing the ordinance.”

Even the men were modest

Even the men were modest

These gals were considered racey at the time

These gals were considered racey at the time

Hubba Hubba!

Hubba Hubba!

Circa 1960s   Evidently 6" from the knee was no more

Circa 1960s Evidently 6" from the knee was no more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to dress in an authentic 1960’s bathing suit? They have them for sale, used, here. Below is only one example.

1960s used bathing suit For Sale

1960s used bathing suit For Sale

 

 

 

 

"Rare" 1950s "French Bikini"

"Rare" 1950s "French Bikini"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVEN in the 1970s, women were still by and large quite modest…

1970s--yeah, your mother probably wore one like this kid

1970s--yeah, your mother probably wore one like this kid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[But at the same time, men were wearing basketball shorts that they would not be caught dead in today…

”][I wonder if the REAL purpose of the first jock-strap wasn't to keep hidden...oh, never mind]Then PlayBoy happened. The 70s hippies happened. “If it feels good do it” happened.  Divorce, extra-marital sex and pre-marital sex, began to be more and more acceptable. Having children out of wedlock became more accepted.

And bathing suits got skimpier and skimpier…

Very little was off limits. Topless started in Europe and spread to America (topless has been happnin at Miami Beach since at least the early 80s. Granted, not all of ’em yet, but some.)

6" from the...Oh, never mind.

6" from the...Oh, never mind.

yer watchamacallit is untied

yer watchamacallit is untied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yum yum!

Yum yum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bikini wax is a beautiful thing

bikini wax is a beautiful thing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Crystal Bikini" for a religious experience on the beach

"Crystal Bikini" for a religious experience on the beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure what this is but she's hot

Not sure what this is but she's hot

Rio babes

Rio babes

"Micro bikini" (Karla Spice) Hey, this is part of history I'm illustrating here...

"Micro bikini" Hey, it is important to know the diff!

Karla Spice (just cuz she is hot)

Karla Spice (just cuz she is hot)

Here is a "string-bikin"--just so you will be able to distinguish it from a thong or a micro. ;)

Here is a "string-bikini"--just so you will be able to distinguish it from a thong or a micro. 😉

The End. For now. And what's next?

The End. For now. And what's next?

14 responses to “How womens’ bathing suits have changed over the years…

  1. I love bathing suits, I cannot without them. The old style bathing wasn’t sexy at all. It makes me feel wanted!

  2. hello
    good very very good.

  3. lol 😛 that last pic is just a BIT weird!! i mean, seriously, who the f**k would wear that?! very good info though!! 😉

  4. 2H17rn Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!

  5. very sexy
    very nice !!!!

  6. You got it wrong on the string “bikini”. It’s clearly a one-piece.

  7. I like the older bathing suits, it is no wonder to me why women are thought of as nothing but feminazis or sex objects.
    BUT..
    I can see that men would like this

  8. Lipton T. Bagg

    Ummm, two things.

    First, “butt floss” suits are yummy (I’m a flaming heterosexual, can’t help myself).

    Second, I’m glad TMJ is not a fan of such things – gives me faith in her as well…

    -LTB
    (who shares one thing with lesbians – love of a great female body in a skimpy suit…)

  9. Of Course! Of course men would like this, but I also believe that a married man would rather not see his wife like this in public.

    I don’t mind the pin-ups of the 40’s-50’s, those are just plain fun for anybody to look at- I think because they remind me of WW2 more than anything and my Poppy liked them.

    😀 Entertaining nonetheless..

    • Lipton T. Bagg

      TMJ:

      That is indeed true.

      I am a blessed man inasmuch as Ms. T Bagg (who recently turned 29 for the 21st time) still has the body to pull this off – but only in our bedroom…

      -LTB

    • I don’t mind the pin-ups of the 40′s-50′s, those are just plain fun for anybody to look at- I think because they remind me of WW2 more than anything and my Poppy liked them.

      Hey TMJ…yer Daddy was similar too me…

      Actually, guys luv pinups…

      It’s our animal and luvin’ nature…
      Heavens to Betsey’s…
      Why…?

      Olde soldier sends…

  10. In the carboniferous, there were no mammals and thus no mammaries.


  11. 4th century Sicilians.

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