The first woman who wore a one piece was arrested for indecency - and see more swimsuits throughout history

Chanel Iman in a white bikini.
Chanel Iman in a white bikini.

Australian swimmer, Annette Kellerman was arrested in 1907 for stepping onto Revere Beach in the U.S. clad in a one-piece swimsuit that showed off her legs, reports.

At the time, it was seen as public indecency and women who didn't wear the customary long-sleeved dress over bloomers look when swimming, were reprimanded by beach police.  

But swimsuit policing is still not a thing of the past, as in 2016 The Independent reported that a Muslim woman was told to remove her hijab by a policeman on a French beach, or be fined. 

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However, swimsuits have evolved in all other ways over the years. At the moment we are seeing swimwear that's sporty, modelled after the athleisure trend in particular. 

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