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25 Hot Designer Bikinis and Swimsuits for 2014

Jantzen (American, founded 1910). Beachwear, 1955. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Jantzen, 1955 (2009.300.208a, b) | As opposed to earlier versions of the bathing suit, later designs such as this ensemble with a separate skirt were more close-fitting and showed the wearer's skin, as getting a tan was part of the beach-going experience.