Watch this viral video to see how much bikini has changed over decades
From woollen bloomers to barely-there Brazilian briefs, women's swimwear has come a long way over the last century, as demonstrated by an online video that is going viral.fashion and trends Updated: May 27, 2015 18:34 IST
From woollen bloomers to barely-there Brazilian briefs, women's swimwear has come a long way over the last century, as demonstrated by an online video that is going viral.
The Evolution of the bikini demonstrates the 20th century's hottest beachwear looks, from the 1890s through to modern times.
Starring model and actress Amanda Cerny, the clip by Breathless Resorts & Spas begins in the last decade of the 19th century in black and white, with Cerny covered from head to calf in a stripy woollen dress with matching bloomers and a hat.
We then skip through to the 1910s, where things have already lightened up considerably with a chic t-shirt and long shorts combo. By the time the 1930s roll around, the concept of the classic swimsuit concept as we know it today has emerged, albeit with a conservative thigh-skimming hemline and a halter neck strap.
The 1940s merit an injection of color, with a bright fuchsia bathing suit accessorized with a polka dot cape, before things really start to heat up in the 1950s with a racy cut-out, yellow, padded one-piece encapsulating the abandon of the post-war across Europe and America.