Eventually racing-style "speedo" suits became popular—and not just for their speed advantages. Rash guards may be worn as an alternative to wetsuits during warmer weather. In various cultural traditions one swims, if not in the nude, in a version in suitable material of a garment or undergarment commonly worn on land, e. Rayon was used in the s in the manufacture of tight-fitting swimsuits,  but its durability, especially when wet, proved problematic,  with jersey and silk also sometimes being used. Necklines receded from around the neck down to around the top of the bosom.
Available in a variety of cuts such as bodyskinlegskinhigh cut swim briefsand kneeskin.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The choice will also consider the occasion, for example whether it is to be worn for a passive occasion such as sunbathing or for an activity such as surfing or swimsuit competition. A type of athletic shirt made of spandex and nylon or polyester. Most swimsuits in western culture leave at least the head, shoulders, arms, and lower part of the leg below the knee exposed. Swimsuits can be skin-tight or loose-fitting.