It’s hard to believe it now, but there was once a time when women wore shapeless frocks as their swimwear to hide their forms, sometimes sewing lead into the hems so the cloth wouldn’t billow up in the water and reveal anything. But thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then. Swimwear is now not only lead-free, but also has grown incredibly diverse, both in style and in function. So diverse, in fact, that our choices in swimwear speak volumes about our preferences and the kind of people we are.
Flip through the gallery to see what your swimsuit style might say about you.