The Evolution of the Swim Suit

by Allie Marie Smith
I recently stumbled across this video thanks to Natalie and had to share it with you girls. Jessica Rey, actress and creator of Rey Swimwear has some great insights to share regarding the history of the bikini and how men sometimes view women when they wear them.

Here’s a description of the video:

Fashion matters. It influences the imagination and drives the way people uniquely represent themselves. The evolution of the women’s swimsuit is one place where there has been a visible shift away from modesty. In the current world of swimwear, small is often beautiful and less is considered more desirable. But designer and actress Jessica Rey asks, “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?” Rey argues that within the construct of modesty, there is a freedom—that modesty isn’t about covering up what’s bad, but about revealing dignity.
What do you think about what Jessica’s insight on the bikini? Are you a one-piece or two-piece fan?

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