In the more than one hundred years of the development of modern bathing suits, the evolution of men's bathing suits tends to develop smoothly, while women's bathing suits tend to develop by leaps and bounds.
At the beginning of the 20th century, with the rapid economic development of various countries, people's minds have been greatly emancipated, and sports have gradually penetrated into People's Daily life. The design and production of clothing in line with the corresponding sports has become an urgent problem for the clothing industry. During this period, men's swimsuits had been reduced to a single form of shorts, which was very convenient for swimming. The development of women's swimsuits also took a leap, the birth of the very classic one-piece and split swimsuits.
In the 20th century, there were sleeveless swimsuits for women. In 1907, Annette Kellerman, an Australian-born female swimmer, broke with convention and designed her own suit for practical use. She did it by combining swimsuits with vaudeville tights to create one-piece tank suits that clung to the skin and were easy to swim in. She was arrested on indecency charges for wearing the one-piece, which exposed her arms, legs and neck, on a Beach in Boston. The publicity surrounding Ms. Kellerman's arrest only helped popularize the new swimsuit. In 1910, the one-piece became standard for women in parts of Europe and was designated the official women's swimsuit for the 1912 Summer Olympics.
The 1930s can be said to be the golden age of swimsuit fashion, with many new styles introduced, especially the introduction of one-piece halter-back swimsuit and two-piece swimsuit, which became a hot topic in people's streets.
The one-piece halter was first introduced in Europe in 1930 as sunbathing became popular. Among the many popular elements, there were two decorative elements that almost ran through the swimsuit world of the 1930s: the belt and the stripe. From 1930, fashionable women's swimsuits published in western fashion magazines were decorated with belts. The swimsuit features a one-piece, one-color or two-color suit with a belt in which loops are nailed at the waist. From 1930 to 1932, there were many different colors on the upper and lower swimsuits.
The belt color was generally different from the swimsuit, with a width of about 3 to 4 centimeters. There were buckles made of metal and plastic, and decorative buckles were also woven from the same material. After 1933, belt styles varied. Sometimes it's just a band of roots, tied around the waist or tied in a knot after two weeks.
At the same time as the belt, there were also striped patterns. The most common style was a jacket woven in uniform horizontal stripes, paired with a belt, which became popular in the early 1930s. Stripe design diversification, vertical stripe, diagonal stripe, wavy stripe, or located in the vest, or located in the pants at the bottom, or waist, or all over the body, thick and thin interval change rich. In addition to stripes, geometric or segmented patterns are also popular.
In 1934, the two-piece bathing suit with complete upper and lower body came out, and began to emerge in China the following year. Yang Xiuqiong, the "mermaid" who won the women's 100m freestyle gold medal at the Far East Games and broke the far East record, posed for Good Friends magazine in a swimsuit with a full length cut off. During this period, bathing suit material also had a great breakthrough. When Jantzen, an American manufacturer of nylon, designed its swimsuit, it abandoned the inflexible, water-absorbing cotton and wool and man-made fibers in favor of a nylon fabric with high elasticity, high breathability and low water absorption, making it more fitting and easy to move. Nylon swimsuits were an instant hit.