Swimwear has a fascinating history. For example, did you know in women-only bath houses in ancient Greek and Roman times, women would wear clothing that looked a lot like our modern bikinis? What about this: tanning didn't become popular until Coco Chanel caught a bunch of sun on a vacation cruise. Your daughter would've hated wearing what passed as a bathing suit in the 1700s and 1800s. These full-length dresses were weighted down at the hems so that nobody's legs showed even while in the water. Beneath your "bathing dress" you'd probably have worn trousers. Sounds dreadful, right?
Women weren't allowed to show bare skin until the early 20th century. At that point, a lot of the cumbersome material left the bathing suit design. Women wore one-piece sleeveless styles with shorts that hit mid-thigh. By the 1930s and '40s, one pieces resembled what we're used to seeing today.
The Perfect Swimwear for Girls
We're so glad today's swimsuits are more practical. For girls who love to swim, the one piece is the swimsuit of choice. Nobody has to worry about bottoms falling down or tops riding up. One pieces are great for younger girls who are just learning to swim, and for older girls who would rather play water sports or do laps than soak up the sun. Older girls like to have options, so shop some girls' bikinis, too. A pair of girls' swim shorts is also a great find, so your kids can cover up at the pool or go straight into some volleyball or other beach sports.
One Piece Brands We Love
One pieces on baby girls are, let's be real, an opportunity for parents to play ocean dress-up. Adorable styles from Baby Gap feature cute patterns like ice cream cones and fruit, plus little skirts to add some ruffled flare. Some girls' one pieces from Baby Gap are sleeveless, while others have short sleeves to help protect baby's sensitive skin from the bright sun. Remember to look for girls' cover ups too for extra sun protection.
If you've got several girls of all ages, Carter's at thredUP is the perfect brand for swimwear. Along with cute styles for baby girls, Carter's swimwear for older girls includes lots of fashionable one pieces they'll love to wear to the pool or the beach. Since kids grow so fast, getting a pre-loved swimsuit is the perfect choice when you've got lots of kids in the family. You save money, and your kids stay comfortable at the pool each year.
Summer means no school and days by the water, enjoying the warm sun. When you find the perfect swimsuit at thredUP, act immediately. Our items are one-of-a-kind, so they might be gone next time you come to shop. Don't miss the perfect items when they're so affordable.