http://media.vogue.com/files/It's officially swim suit season, and while choosing which itsy-bitsy Missoni to wear to Montauk may be giving you pause, stop and ponder for a second the style transformation this little piece of clothing has undergone over the years. Hats, Fashion, Style, Bikinis, Swimsuits, Vogue 1969, Bath Suits, Bert Stern, Vintage Vogue
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Vogue, June 1, 1969 In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the trend was 100 percent full coverage when it came to hitting the beach. Waves were made in the twenties when suits started showing slightly more skin, and while 1946 marked the official introduction of the bikini, the two-piece style didn't stick until the sixties when liberating skin was finally widely in.