In the 1920s, the idea of going to the beach and actually getting into the water to swim was still relatively new. Functionality in swimwear was not as important as fashion, so the prevailing theory was that wool would help keep you warm. As swimming for recreation came into vogue in the 1920s, makers of swimwear had to adapt and make swimwear, well, for swimming.
Unlike street fashion which is considered to be a boom in fashion, and has evolved dramatically since Edwardian era, women’s swimwears in the 1920s were simple and looked quite similar to men’s.
These snapshots of people in swimwears from the 1920s that will prove that.