Tuesday, June 27, 2006

In The Swim

Summer's here and swimsuit season is already underway. But there's still plenty of time to find that bathing suit of your dreams or at least one you actually like how you look in!

You may think that the body-baring bikinis of today would have shocked the world centuries ago but you’d be wrong. Actually today’s swimwear is rather similar to that which was worn in ancient Greece as far back as 300 BC. As pictured on mosaic walls, ancient Greek women were barely covered by pieces of fabric, much like the scanty bikinis of the 20th century!

Continuing reading up on the history of swimwear in VFG's In the Swim article compiled and written by members Susan Raymond of b*a*vintagequeen, Jonathan Walford of Kickshaw Productions and Anne Dettmer of ADvintaged.

Also be sure to check out this weeks VFG Picks in the sidebar to see some wonderful vintage bathing suits from our members such as this perky floral 70's number from Retro Rags Wisconsin.

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