History of the Bathing Suit by of6UG3O

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									History of the Bathing
         Suit

       Lifeguard On Duty
         Stacey Bishop
The beginning of the
 twentieth century marked a
 new daring era in swim
 wear for women.
    In 1909,
    Australian
     Annette
 Kellerman was
 arrested in the
  United States
  for wearing a
loose, one piece
suit that became
  the generally
     accepted
   swimsuit for
women by 1910.
The first
  annual
 "Bathing
   Suit
   Day"
  held on
  May16,
  1916 at
 Madison
  Square
During the 1920’s women’s
bathing suits began to shed
fabric, losing the skirt and
          leggings.
Louis Reard
 patented the
the bikini Due
  to wartime
  rationing in
   1943. the
 government
 ordered a 10
 % reduction
 in the fabric
    used in
   women’s
  swim wear.
September of
   1947 For
    the last
  time, Miss
  America is
  crowned in
   a bathing
      suit.
 Afterwards,
 winners are
  crowned in
    evening
    gowns.
 Nylon was
  also used
     for
  swimsuit
innovations.
   This ad
 appears in
     Life
 Magazine,
   August
    1951.
In 1960, Brian
 Hyland sings
   "Itsy Bitsy
Teenie Weenie
 Yellow Polka
  Dot Bikini,"
  triggering a
 bikini-buying
 spree among
    American
      teens.
Designer Rudi GernreicH introduced
the first thong bikini and the topless
           monokini in 1974.
  In 1983 Carrie fisher wears the
famous gold bikini as Princess liea
  in Star Wars Return of the jedi.
    In the
 1990’s tv
    show
“baywatch
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   saving
 lives and
swimwear
    sexy.
 Since the bikini,
swim fashion has
     remained
constant. But for
   swimwear of
  tomorrow and
  the increasing
 harmful effects
    of radiation
 swimwear may
  go back to it’s
     roots.
Works Cited
“Baywatch.” (n.d.). Retrieved October 11, 2004,
  from
  www.baywatch.com/gallery/californiacast.htm.
“Bikini.” (n.d.). Retrieved October 11, 2004, from
  www.ronjons.com.
Haug, Joann. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11, 2004,
  from www.victoriana.com.
“In the Golden Summertime.” (1915). Retrieved
  October 9, 2004, from www.memory.loc.gov.
“Kellerman.” (n.d.). Retrieved October 9, 2004,
  from
  www.herspace.com/musem/sports/index.php?pag
  e=kellerman.
“Louis Reard.” (n.d). Retrieved October 9, 2004,
  from
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