Encompassing a century’s worth of fashions – including the jet-set resort styles of 1920s Europe, the glamour looks of 1930s Hollywood screen sirens, and carefree Californian beach life in the 1950s and 1960s, the book shows how the swimsuit has undergone transformations in line with our developing obsessions and lifestyle trends. A glorious, glossy guide to the swimsuit in all its incarnations, the book heralds the arrival of this once-practical garment into mainstream fashion.