Yes, we have finally reached March, the first official month of spring, and what better way to celebrate than to start planning this year’s beach outfits?
Now, as you may have noticed, we here at Vili Flik tend to prefer the aesthetics of the good old days. Things seemed to have a bit more class and elegance back then, while still being sexy/glamorous/alluring or however you wish to be perceived. This is true also for swimwear, which is the topic of today’s vintage.
Way back when, or at least up until the mid-1600s people usually swam in the nude, then they realized how indecent this was and opted for the complete opposite: full body coverage.
As time went by, the garments shrunk and became more figure-hugging, (something that opened up for glamour-photography. Isn’t it lovely how everything is connected?) and resulted in the itsy bitsy teeny weenie bikinis we see by the poolside today. By the way, did you know that the bikini is named after Bikini Atoll, a site for several nuclear weapon tests, because of their alleged explosive effect on the viewer?
But enough talk! Let’s look at the goodies:
The number one accessory to the swimsuit is of course the swim cap. Here are some classics:
Looking forward to summer? Well, then let me draw your attention to the walk of shame that is men’s swimwear:
If this didn’t make you long for summer, I don’t know what will.