For those who don’t know swimsuits have been around for quite some time, and we’re talking about decades, and in most cases, even centuries. However, we can confirm that before swimsuits, people either used to swim naked, or used to swim with whatever clothes they were wearing, while not much has changed since then because people still do that. However, swimsuits exist too, and people buy them whenever they have to swim. Now you don’t have to buy only when you’re going for swimming, as a matter of fact, you can buy swimsuits without being a professional swimmer too.
With that said, there are a lot of questions of about swimsuits like who invented them, and the actual time when people started using them, and to answer those questions, we have developed a list of interesting facts about swimsuits you should know about. As for the inventor of swimsuits, seems like that no one invented swimsuits, they were being used even in 18th century, and just kept evolving and evolving into what we see in the modern day and age. With that said, let’s move on to the interesting facts for the sake of entertainment and knowledge.
The Most Expensive Piece of Swimsuit Costs $30 Million
Here’s something most of the people don’t know, the most expensive piece of swimsuit (a bikini) costs an insane $30 million. And in case you are wondering why the ridiculous price, it’s mainly because this bikini is made using 150 carats of the most perfect Steinmetz diamonds that are set in platinum. However, you should be aware of the fact that this one is far from an ordinary swimsuit piece, and the person who owns it will not going to wear it in public.
Men Used to Get Arrested for Being Topless
This is something surprising, and a lot of individuals don’t know, but in the early 1900s, there used to be a swimsuit that was referred to as a “topper.” And the reason why this swimsuit was known as the topper is that the top of the swimsuit had the ability to be unzipped from the trunks. Sadly, this swimsuit wasn’t as popular mainly because men used to get arrested if they were found topless, and in case you are wondering on what grounds, they used to get arrested for indecent exposure. This is something that would be considered a lot weird in the modern day and age mainly because how common it has become for men to roam topless.
Different Names in Different Countries
Another interesting thing about swimsuits is that they are known by various names in different countries, for starters, traditional swimsuits in Australia are known as “cossies,” and as for the United Kingdom, and Ireland, they are called “togs.” Obviously, that’s not the only names that we are aware of. However, these names have become a lot more familiar, and have found themselves in even different countries around the world.