Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Swimming in the 20s
I am ridiculously obsessed with the 1920s.
Dorothy. Zelda. Louise.
It was a pretty fabulous decade.
One of the many reasons I love that time period is because of the fashion. It was truly a revolutionary decade for women. Hemlines went up. Corsets went out the door. And fashion started being really fun and eclectic.
Especially when it came to swimsuits.
I don't know about you, but this past summer, I got really tired of seeing this:
It seems like swimsuits these days are just about showing skin. Sure, sometimes on fashion blogs I'll come across a cute bikini, but nothing that makes my jaw drop.
I wish swimsuits were still like they were in the 1920s.
Wouldn't you rather go to the beach and see this?
Okay, swimsuits were basically tank tops with shorts. But they were adorable. It was so easy back then to be creative with this style.
See how much fun these girls are having? I wanna hang out with them! Wait for me!
And since these attractive girls aren't baring it all on the beach, this charming young man is enjoying their company and admiring their personalities. He cares about who they are, not what they are.
Seriously, I want to cry because I don't own this swimsuit. And yes, she's wearing ballet slippers with socks. Like a bad ass.
If a girl in a skimpy bikini was posing in this shot, you probably wouldn't even had noticed that she's feeding the plastic zebra seaweed.
And in the 1920s, you could even wear a costume as a swimsuit! These girls won a swimming tournament dressed as Peter Pan and Robin Hood. (Actually, I have no idea what the fuck is going on here, but work with me).
I really, really want this swimsuit. It's like a lil swimdress. She can keep the bandana though.
Holy shit her umbrella matches her outfit.
HER SHOES MATCH HER SUIT. I can't handle this.
So, yeah. Let's bring back 1920s swimsuits next summer, okay?
I'll be waiting for you with my socks.