Wear a Bathing Suit in Your Hot Tub? Thank Coco Chanel

August 19, 2010

It’s the birthday today of Coco Chanel who invented the modern bathing suit using jersey traditionally reserved for mens underwear. She was born on August 19, 1883 and lived to age 88  working up to the day she died in 1971. Sure, her original suits had bottoms to the knee and long sleeves, but at least they were lightweight and not cut-off versions of heavy dresses. It was her inspiration that got womens bodies out of layers of heavy clothing that restricted movement when bathing. From her original design, it was only a matter of time before the legs were shortened, the sleeves were shortened and the modern bathing suit arrived.

So, if you’re soaking in your Hot Spring Spa in a bathing suit tonight, thank Coco.

RES EST SERVAS VOLUPTASPleasure is serious business.

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