Understanding About Betsey Johnson Swimwear

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One of the pleasures of summertime is swimming. Women who enjoy this form of recreation look for a new swimsuit in the latest fashion each year. One of the fashion lines they look at is the Betsey Johnson swimwear line.

One likes to think that everything in fashion is a new idea. However, there may be changes in design but the idea is often from the past. For example, the first bikini appeared in Greece eons ago. Swimming was banned, in that country, for a period of time in favor of water sports, and then came back into vogue but the swimsuits style changed.

Public bathing began in France and England in the 18th century and swimming beach areas were segregated with women on one side and men on the other. A place for men and a place for women was clearly marked. Swimming close to each other was not even considered.

When swimming was finally recognized as a recreational sport, in the late 1800's, people flocked to the beach. The women's swim wear was awkward and unyielding with a smock-type top, held in place by heavy weights and with the rest of the body fully covered. Men's suits were one piece from shoulders to the knees.

Because of the demand that a woman's body be fully covered when swimming the suits of the next period of time were also very heavy and were composed of a long top and bloomers. Stockings were also warn to conceal the legs. This kind of swimwear made for very difficult swimming. Because of the demand that a woman's body be fully covered when swimming, the next suits were also very heavy and were composed of a long top and bloomers. Again, stockings were worn to conceal the legs. This kind of swim wear was considered very risque during that period.

Swimming suits styles have always been influenced by the social beliefs of the period. Being modest and keeping a woman's body covered was essential for many years. To have one of today's suits worn during that period would have caused a woman to be banned from the community.

Today's swim wear reveals a woman's body, especially some of the bikinis. However, in addition to this style one will find many attractive suits on the market that are one and two pieced and are built to fit specific body shapes, not like the previous one style fits all. Today's fashion designers, are going beyond the everyday style and have added extras such as ruffles, bikini skirts and different textures.

Designing a teen swimwear requires a lot of thought regarding the body shape, movement, type, color and so forth. In this particular line one will find colors such as rainbow, black and white, green and floral prints. They are designed to not only flatter a woman's figure, but be comfortable as well. This particular line of clothing, Betsey Johnson swimwear, began in 1978 with a 'punk fashion' label and has been known for its 'one of a kind' pieces. It has been noted for its touch of class as well as giving the feeling of a free spirit and fun. Only the finest fabrics and materials are used in the construction of these swimsuits.

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