Swimsuit police- “Smokey” Buchanan from the West Palm Beach police force, measuring the bathing suit of Betty Fringle on Palm Beach, to ensure that it conforms with regulations introduced by the beach censors. c.1925
the gown is the latest collaboration between speedo and the garment label, and follows the inaugural collection of clothing which opened at the esthetica exhibition of sustainable fashion at london fashion week in 2011, produced using extra stocks of the speedo LZR racer elite that became redundant following FINA regulations regarding competitive swimwear in 2010.
Women began ditching skirts and long sleeves in favor of bathing suits that, while still modest, allowed for more freedom to swim. However, in some areas beach censors still imposed modesty regulations, like making sure shorts were the right length. - GoodHousekeeping.com