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By Richard Ryan 18 Aug, 2017
1800’s – Swimwear was first introduced in the 1800’s, and women were required to wear full length ‘dresses’ which featured weights in the hem to stop them from rising in the water, whilst men wore long sleeved, long legged swimsuits which looked similar to the onesies that are currently gracing the pyjama aisles at Big W and Target. Any part of skin was not to be exposed, and women were considered ‘proper’ if maintaining white skin untouched by the sun.
By Richard Ryan 18 Aug, 2017
1800’s – Swimwear was first introduced in the 1800’s, and women were required to wear full length ‘dresses’ which featured weights in the hem to stop them from rising in the water, whilst men wore long sleeved, long legged swimsuits which looked similar to the onesies that are currently gracing the pyjama aisles at Big W and Target. Any part of skin was not to be exposed, and women were considered ‘proper’ if maintaining white skin untouched by the sun.
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