American Duchess:Historical Costuming: How to Make a Quick and Easy 1920s Bathing Suit | Historical Costuming and sewing of Rococo 18th century clothing, 16th century through 20th century, by designer Lauren Reeser
two women at a British seaside resort about 1930. One lights a cigarette for her friend. At the time, smoking was seen as glamorous and without health implications. The women wear fashionable swimming costumes and high-heeled shoes. Prrinted cotton bathing suits, often with little over-skirts to hide the thighs, gradually replaced heavier, 1920s-style, swimwear. By the 1930s, swimsuit design became more contoured to the figure.
1910s Knitted swimwear was the first big change. very naughty at the time by all counts, those early images of daring women are priceless.Caps were usually made of uncomfortable rubberized fabric, which discouraged many women from going for anything more than a paddle.