How The Bikini Has Changed Over Time

From string bikinis to high-waisted bottoms and cutouts, bathing suit options are endless these days — patterns and styles exist for everyone and every body type.

But that wasn’t always the case. The swimwear we recognize today didn’t really emerge until the early 1900s, and as the following images show, women’s swimwear has definitely come a long way since then:

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How The Bikini Has Changed Over Time
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Be sure to watch the evolution of the bikini -- brought to you by model Amanda Cerny -- below:

If you enjoyed this, be sure to check out the history of high heels and this video cataloging 100 years of beauty in under one minute.

Lili Sams is the Photo Editor at PBH Network. She is a Texas native taking a bite out of the Big Apple.
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