Australian swimmers Fanny Durack left and Mina Wylie wear modest swimsuits inWylie's featuring a swim skirt. Swimmer Bronte Campbell wore a firm-fitting suit with a high neck that ended above her knee. Pictured is Pam Ovenden in In the s elastane was introduced to swimwear improving the suits durability and water drag. Woman who is branded a 'train wreck' over her fake pout insists trolls are just jealous of her confidence Eight exercises you can do to work out your ENTIRE body and there's no posh gym equipment required 'I told her I didn't want any visibly pregnant bridesmaids': Woman with alopecia, 24, is launching a career as a glamour model to
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How competitive swimwear has changed in the past century
You wouldn't call a man 'sound engineer dad': Photos from the s show women wearing striped swimsuits with waisted belts and a 'swim dress' that covered their thighs. The Greatest Dancer coach voices nerves over being lifted by pro Pasha Kovalev The '80s and '90s showed swimsuits similar in design and style. New rules stated men's swimsuits could only cover the area from their naval to the knee and women's suits from shoulder to knee. Pictured is Shane Gould in The swimsuit was navy in colour and was emblazoned with green-and-gold stripes, patterns and text.
How competitive swimwear has changed in the past century e-mail Fast forward a decade, and swimsuits seemed to have more of an emphasis on fashion than functionality. You wouldn't call a man 'sound engineer dad': Back to top Home News U. The decade saw the introduction of elastane to swimsuits that improved their elasticity, durability and water drag. As we enter the final day of Olympic swimming events in Rio, Femail has looked back at the changing style of swimsuits worn by some of Australia's greatest athletes in the past century.