Thursday, January 17, 2013

Resort Fashions 2013 - Swimsuit Retrospective 1932, 1933, 1934

Backless one-piece suits were the new thing! Skirts had now been hiked to the top of the thighs but necklines were still quite high and few had dared to think of a bare midriff.

The first really slinky bathing suit was the maillot, borrowed from the Riviera. Police had to control crowds when it was first displayed in a window in New York. It was skin-tight all over and cut very low in back.

This was an adaptation of the maillot. It consisted of a discreet halter fitting into separate pants. The bust was still not shaped. This conservative halter and pants paved the way for the two-piece bra and pants combination.

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