The Swimsuit: a Revealing History, Part II


Models wearing beachwear designed by Jantzen, September 1966. Photo by M. McKeown / Express / Getty Images

From the bikini to the thong, this week we explore the continued evolution of 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.
  • Moffitt, Peggy. The Rudi Gernreich Book. New York: Rizzoli, 1991.