Vintage Beach Beauties-from bloomers to barely there (60pics)

The dawn of 20th century and prior were days of conservatism,especially in swimwear.During 1900’s swim suits for both men and women were full coverage ,until 1910’s when hemline started to creep up to the knee.This period was prior to the roaring and rebellion twenties,which helped cause the shift to more racy swimsuits of the future.

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1898 swimwear                                                   1890’s

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1893, a young woman in a one piece bathing costume exiting a bathing machine on a North Sea beach

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1920’s pin up girl in bathing suit

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1922. Miss Washington in bathing suit

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Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency

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Antique Edwardian Bathing Beauty

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bathing beauties as “sirens of the sea.” c. 1920’s

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kids at the beach 1930

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Clara Bow with a surfboard 1920s  actresses

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Diane Ellis and Carole Lombard, 1920

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Fashion Show, 1928

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Friends at the beach

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Gloria Swanson,Phyllis Haver 1917

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Leila Hyams & Myrna Loy

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beach couples1902

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Man at the beach fined for not wearing decent clothes

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Miss France 1920

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Best Swimsuit 1922

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sign from 1920

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