17 Vintage Photos of What Swimsuits Used to Look Like
Remember when swimwear wasn’t all about the bikini?
Today’s swimsuit styles are either too loud, too boring, or, well, barely there. Looking through vintage pictures of what bathing suits used to look like makes us miss the chic swimwear of yesteryear. While you can obviously find some flattering swimsuits these days, there’s something about vintage swimsuits that puts them in a league of their own. From those figure-hugging one pieces that featured shorts, skirts, and even ties, to those unique two pieces, there was something for everyone. Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with these throwback beach photos.
These two German women carry a parasol for added protection from the sun.
Swim cap at the ocean
Courtesy Mike Mulhern/Reminisce
This swimsuit looks similar to a modern-day romper.
Stitches down the side
Courtesy Jo Persia Palillo/Reminisce
A stitched design on the legs and top of this swimsuit tie it together. If you want a swimsuit as flattering as this, make sure you avoid these mistakes the next time you’re bathing suit shopping.