As I was prepping my kids for a trip to the pool last week, I silently paid homage to the newish invention the swim shirt. Because my sons can (and thankfully will) wear a shirt into the water, I don’t have to spend 20 minutes slathering their torsos with sunscreen or worrying that they’ll still somehow get burned in that one spot that I missed.
It made me think of some bathing suits that we have in the collections of the History Museum. When you go back to the 1800s, you notice that women’s suits left everything to the imagination. Read more »