WOMEN’S BEACHWEAR

Swimsuits are always chosen with great care. They should suit the figure, the place where they are to be worn, or simply match the taste of the wearer.

Two-piece swimsuit od Burberry Two-piece swimsuit od Burberry AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Burberry

Two-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Burberry One-piece swimsuit od Burberry AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Burberry

One-piece swimsuit

Swimsuit bottom od Versace Swimsuit bottom od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Versace

Swimsuit bottom

Patterned swimsuit top od Versace Patterned swimsuit top od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Versace

Patterned swimsuit top

One-piece swimsuit od Burberry One-piece swimsuit od Burberry AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Burberry

One-piece swimsuit

Swimsuit bra od Saint Laurent Swimsuit bra od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Swimsuit bra

Swimsuit bra od Saint Laurent Swimsuit bra od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Swimsuit bra

Patterned swimsuit bottom od Saint Laurent Patterned swimsuit bottom od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Patterned swimsuit bottom

Swimsuit bottom od Saint Laurent Swimsuit bottom od Saint Laurent AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Saint Laurent

Swimsuit bottom

Two-piece swimsuit od Dolce & Gabbana Two-piece swimsuit od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Two-piece swimsuit

Swimsuit top od Dolce & Gabbana Swimsuit top od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Swimsuit top

‘agnes’ swimsuit top od AllSaints ‘agnes’ swimsuit top od AllSaints AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

AllSaints

‘Agnes’ swimsuit top

One-piece swimsuit od Burberry One-piece swimsuit od Burberry AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Burberry

One-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od ADIDAS Originals One-piece swimsuit od ADIDAS Originals AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

ADIDAS Originals

One-piece swimsuit

Two-piece swimsuit od Zimmermann Two-piece swimsuit od Zimmermann AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Zimmermann

Two-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Zimmermann One-piece swimsuit od Zimmermann AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Zimmermann

One-piece swimsuit

Swimsuit bottom od Dolce & Gabbana Swimsuit bottom od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Swimsuit bottom

Floral-embellished towel od Dolce & Gabbana Floral-embellished towel od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Floral-embellished towel

Ruched one-piece swimsuit od Dolce & Gabbana Ruched one-piece swimsuit od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

Ruched one-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Marysia One-piece swimsuit od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

One-piece swimsuit

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

One-piece swimsuit with logo od ADIDAS Originals One-piece swimsuit with logo od ADIDAS Originals AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

ADIDAS Originals

One-piece swimsuit with logo

Printed one-piece swimsuit od Gucci Printed one-piece swimsuit od Gucci AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Gucci

Printed one-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Gucci One-piece swimsuit od Gucci AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Gucci

One-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Dolce & Gabbana One-piece swimsuit od Dolce & Gabbana AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Dolce & Gabbana

One-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Marysia One-piece swimsuit od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

One-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Marysia One-piece swimsuit od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

One-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Marysia One-piece swimsuit od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

One-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Marysia One-piece swimsuit od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

One-piece swimsuit

One-piece swimsuit od Marysia One-piece swimsuit od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

One-piece swimsuit

Lace-up one-piece swimsuit od Marysia Lace-up one-piece swimsuit od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Lace-up one-piece swimsuit

Embellished one-piece swimsuit od Marysia Embellished one-piece swimsuit od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Embellished one-piece swimsuit

Swimsuit bottom od Marysia Swimsuit bottom od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom

Swimsuit bottom od Marysia Swimsuit bottom od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom

Swimsuit bottom od Marysia Swimsuit bottom od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom

Swimsuit bottom od Marysia Swimsuit bottom od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom

Swimsuit bottom with cut-outs od Marysia Swimsuit bottom with cut-outs od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom with cut-outs

Swimsuit bottom od Marysia Swimsuit bottom od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom

Bikini bottom od Marysia Bikini bottom od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Bikini bottom

Swimsuit bottom with cut-outs od Marysia Swimsuit bottom with cut-outs od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom with cut-outs

Swimsuit bottom with cut-outs od Marysia Swimsuit bottom with cut-outs od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom with cut-outs

Lace-up bikini bottom od Marysia Lace-up bikini bottom od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Lace-up bikini bottom

Swimsuit bottom od Marysia Swimsuit bottom od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom

Swimsuit bottom od Marysia Swimsuit bottom od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit bottom

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

Bikini top od Marysia Bikini top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Bikini top

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

Lace-up bikini top od Marysia Lace-up bikini top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Lace-up bikini top

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

Bikini top od Marysia Bikini top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Bikini top

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

‘chezza’ one-piece swimsuit od AllSaints ‘chezza’ one-piece swimsuit od AllSaints AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

AllSaints

‘Chezza’ one-piece swimsuit

Swimsuit top od Marysia Swimsuit top od Marysia AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Marysia

Swimsuit top

Swimsuit top od Versace Swimsuit top od Versace PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

Swimsuit top

Swimsuit top od Versace Swimsuit top od Versace PERMANENT COLLECTION

Versace

Swimsuit top

One-piece swimsuit od Versace One-piece swimsuit od Versace AUTUMN/WINTER 2019

Versace

One-piece swimsuit

Swimsuits – an essential element in a women’s wardrobe

Today, few people think about the interesting history behind these garments, which became a symbol of social change.

Swimming costumes as a sign of progress and changing customs

The history of swimming costumes is not only a story of fashion and changing trends, but also of a revolution in customs. To understand this fully, it is necessary to take a step into the past.

Even in ancient times, women wore something like swimsuits. But nobody attached any great importance to them, as they were worn simply in order to avoid feeling embarrassment while bathing in the river. By the time the middle ages arrived, however, swimming costumes, even one piece swimsuits, were unheard of. Women were forbidden to bathe in public for fear that nudity would offend others.

Attitudes to this issue changed in the 18th and 19th centuries. People began to take better care of their health, and it became understood that, in order to maintain vitality, washing the body regularly was essential. Women bathed willingly in rivers, but they always had to remember to cover themselves with voluminous swimming costumes, which were extremely cumbersome and sometimes concealed stones. The whole aim was to avoid any part of the clothing from accidentally rising and revealing any part of the body.

At the start of the 20th century, a scandal erupted with swimsuits at the centre. The Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman appeared on an American beach wearing a one piece swimsuit which exposed her neck, shoulders and legs. The athlete was immediately arrested, but many women stood by her side and Kellerman’s actions helped some women to stop fearing social judgement and turn up on beaches in similar costumes.

Maybe it was because of the Australian that, a few years later, the organisers of the Olympics allowed women to turn out in somewhat more revealing swimming costumes. On these swimsuits, the bottom came to mid-thigh.

Swimsuit fashion as a historical sensation

Over the course of time, customs and morals have changed. The breakthrough year was 1946, when Jacques Heim introduced the first two piece swimming costume. He inspired Louis Réard, whoshortly afterwards brought to the market a swimming costume similar to the modern bikini. It caused a sensation, not least because many of conservative morals could not accept such such a scanty piece of women’s clothing.

Rudi Gernreich caused an even greater scandal, when he designed his one piece swimsuit. The novelty of this was that it exposed even more a woman’s chest than before.

The real revolution was the emergence of an elastic material called lycra, from which most swimwear has been made since the 1990s.

Exclusive swimsuits today

Nowadays there is no problem in exposing the female body in a swimsuit. Women adore this part of their wardrobe, and designers love to present their latest collections that allow their clients to take pleasure from the water and sunshine. Swimsuits are at once popular and widespread, and exclusive and luxurious, depending on the brand, the material, and the construction. It’s good to have one place where you can choose the perfect swimming costume – from one piece swimsuit to high waisted bikini – without hassle, wasted time, or worries that you have made the wrong purchase. To this end, clients choose the Vitkac.com online shop, where you can also choose ladies’ sunglasses and summer tops to match your swimsuit.