Re-Dressed: The Swimsuit, a Revealing History, Part I


Women wearing bath suits in the snow at Manchester in New Hampshire, USA. KEYSTONE-FRANCE / GAMMA-KEYSTONE VIA GETTY IMAGES

In the spirit of summer, we revisit our Season One two part series on one of the most controversial garments in history: the swimsuit.

Additional Reading

  • Martin, Richard and Harold Koda. Splash! A History of Swimwear.New York: Rizzoli, 1990.
  • Merrill, Jane and Keren Ben-Horin. She’s Got Legs. Atglen: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2015.
  • Schmidt, Christine. The Swimsuit: Fashion from Poolside to Catwalk. New York: Berg, 2012.