From dresses to bikinis: 100 years of swimwear

Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear since 1900, now in in the Style along with Textile Museum throughout London, charts your journey in the knee-length swimming dresses associated with yesteryear towards the ubiquitous string bikinis of today through archival garments and images.



The rise in the resort"The story actually starts with the shift from bathing inside Victorian times for you to swimming," says FTM curator Dennis Nothdruft. "There had been this great movement toward activity, and specifically women getting a lot more active."