Woman’s clothing has become more revealing in the past hundred years. There was a time when they had to cover themselves entirely with appropriate clothing when they went swimming. But with the sexual revolution, the notion that clothes should display woman’s figures to advantage became more popular, and this was also true with regard to swimwear. This was a radical development that allowed bikini swimwear to gain popularity. It seemed that little was left to the imagination with these designs. However, each pattern can show a woman’s body to advantage when chosen carefully.
Take, for example, the one piece swimsuit. There are some women who would not want to show their bellies if it was scarred. In such a situation they would want to wear a one piece to cover their midriff. When a woman wants to cover more of her body, a one piece is the preferred option. But at the same time these can also be revealing, if the neckline is low and it shows the back and thighs. These designs are excellent for women with full figures.
The bikini is an ideal style for women who are fit and do not mind revealing much of their bodies. It consists of a top piece and a bottom piece. But how much or how little the person wants to show is up to them. If they are entirely comfortable they might, for example, wear a thong, which would allow the public to see their buttocks. But to wear this an individual would have to be very comfortable, and it would be preferable to wear it in places where others would also wear such designs, just so that they do not receive inappropriate attention.
The tank suit is a design which is sporty and looks like something that a scuba diver might wear, although lacking arms and legs. The neckline will also be very low. The tank suit is a playful design and is an excellent choice for a fun day at the beach.
The miniskirt has been adopted in swimwear in skirt designs. In normal situations it would not be appropriate to wear such short skirts, but they would not be out of place on the beach or in the pool. They often have lots of frills, pleats and folds.
The monokini is a style which is a mix between the one piece and the bikini. Technically it is made up of a single piece, but large sections of material will be missing from it. In wearing it, an individual can reveal whichever body parts she chooses to, such as her hips, midriff and back. It is not always symmetrical, as one side might be covered, while another side is cut to reveal a hip, for example.
Because swimwear has become so popular, there are many swimwear designers who have become very popular. An example is Body Glove. At the same time, fashion designers who are already well know for making regular clothing, such as Tommy Hilfiger, are also designing swimwear.