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This Is What 100 Years Of The Bikini Looks Like

A bikini blast from the past.

Believe it or not, this is what women used to wear to go swimming during the 1890s.

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They were also required to use "bathing machines" so that no one could see them climb in and out of the water in their indecent bathing costumes, but that's a whole other story.

For much of the early 20th century, modesty prevailed on boardwalks and pool decks.

It wasn't until the 1930s that anything resembling a modern-day swimsuit made its way to the beach.

And though it was ~technically~ invented in 1946 (and named after the Bikini Atoll Islands), most women didn't dare wear a bikini until the sexually liberated '60s.

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In the '80s, suits were super high-cut.

Women of the 1890s could NEVER have imagined what we'd be going to the beach in today.

Well, without fainting, anyway.

Check out the whole awesome, belly-baring vid — featuring Vine star Amanda Cerny — here.

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