The swimsuit: a milestone that changed the history of women.

At the beginning of the century, it was still impossible to imagine that a garment like a swimsuit would come into our lives, and it is that although already in 1860 the first one was known swimwear (consisting of long pants, tights y sweaters) was not until the early 30 years that this "suit" began to obtain Protagonism in society, causing a stir and conquering the mentality of the Spanish very slowly.

Early century: made with wool, with neckline en forma de T-shirt y pants they should cover thighs. Thus, slowly, and with discretion, the female swimsuit it was acquiring lightness and evolving with slow and steady. But it wasn't until 1930, Thanks to the Jantzen signature, that we saw the real change towards one-piece swimsuits.

It was around this time that the divas of Hollywood would set trends with one and two-piece swimwear, causing a sensation. Uniforms pin-ups which consisted of bra and girdle adhered to figure.

In 40, the “one piece” It picks up again and the designs are, for the most part, striped prints y marine motifs. And so, the 50 raze with models on beaches and pools from all corners of the world. Swimsuits and bikinis hand in hand in an attempt to feminine freedom, to worship the body without complexes or blame.

Los 60 they come from the hand of models with bolder necklines like the word of honor and other designs that contribute elegance and sophistication. Artists like Grace Kelly or Liz Taylor they wear them fun and self-confident, opening a gap between the most fashionable vanguard.

It is hard to believe today, but the female swimsuit It was a constant struggle, a challenge, the maximum expression of daring and, as expected, it caused rejection in some cultures and institutions.

But not everyone paid attention to these prohibitions, and cities like Mallorca, Menorca or Benidorm skipped the rules allowing its use to the European women who vacationed there and toasted under the sun with swimsuit y without complex.

Bikini it does popular and the lycra. arrive topless y Monokini, We are now in the 80. Are years of cult explosion to the bodywhere television series like The Baywatch return the swimsuit to the front line.

Those of triumph high shot, flattering to all kinds of bodies y Elegant, with bare backs and contributing comfort and freshness.

Los 80 they break molds, designing clothes like trikinis, he is born brazilian thong and the models lend themselves to exploring multiple and original designs.

Updated models of yesteryear, swimsuits and sports bikinis, patchwork garments, ornamental motifs on the chest and hips, etc. El swimsuit, a garment innovative and cheeky which has helped to understand the female story.

But let's continue with our timeline, we are already at the end of the 80, a decade in which bikinis and thongs they get great prominence. However, in the sports competitions they predominate the swimsuits and it flaunts its functionality as a swimsuit. Designers like Lacroix or Yves Saint Laurent they focus on the sculpturality of forms and point to the precision, finishing off his designs with decorations that nuance the final product.

Los 90 turn out to be a classic fashion, the swimsuit of a lifetime. Bill natural, fun, striped swimsuit. Model with no seams in between, no cup, no rings, no complex crosses on the back. Swimsuits with style, without additions, and which pay tribute to those wonderful years where reality seemed to surpass fiction.

And we get to our days, every year numerous brands bet on invent and innovate in the fashion world in swimwear. There are infinite possibilities and it is important to recognize and value what suits us best. Reducing swimsuits, women's swimsuits, sportswear, plus sizes, everything is within our reach.

We can sense a 2019  loaded with prints, stripes and polka dots. We can see that designers will continue to combine retro style with more details modern and frills that adorn the most daring necklines. And it is that already 2018, has shown us that the fashion of swimsuit it is timeless and it is still protagonist among women. Thus, actresses and models like Sara Carbonero or Paula Echevarría, wanted to highlight the benefits of "One piece", We will see what the future presents to us.

Woman in a swimsuit and hat in the pool
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