Love Your Selfie

Polka dots, maillot and Bond girls: The evolution of swimsuits in America

May 2, 2014 at 9:25 AM ET

It's just a stretchy piece of fabric. But the swimsuit and its evolution from modest bathing dress to barely there thongs is the story of our changing body shapes and how we feel about the way we look. As part of "Love Your Selfie, Reclaiming Beauty," we look at the history of swimwear in America. 

Three swimsuit models present 08 June 19
See some of the famous bathing suit styles from years past.