Sunday, July 5, 2015

Swim Wear

Swim Wear In the late-1800s and early-1900s, women’s bathing suits were typically accessorized with long black stockings, lace-up bathing slippers, and fancy caps. Beach shoes were made of soles of twisted straw or felt with embroidered serge or crash tops and laces. On July 5, 1946, French engineer Louis Réard designed a garment ‘smaller than the world's smallest bathing suit.’ Four days earlier, the U.S. military had conducted nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll.

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