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Take it from this Smosh writer who spent the entire weekend indoors with blinds drawn — summer is upon us. And for those of you who venture out into the sun for a swim, let’s take a look back at the past one hundred years in swimwear!

1. 1910s

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Coverage was key. «Swimsuit» police could stop you to check the length of your bathing costume. Is Kendall bringing it back?

2. 1920s

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This photo of the Huntington Beach Bathing Beauty Pageant shows styles becoming more form-fitting, but that navel is still decades away from emerging.

3. 1930s

Straps are getting spaghettier, shorts are getting shorter. It’s the roaring ’30s, baby!

4. 1940s

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In 1946, French designer Louis Reard forever changed the swimsuit game when he designed the world’s first bikini. Belly buttons everywhere screamed for joy!

5. 1950s

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Two-pieces became more widely accepted. The tops were usually halters while the bottoms still resembled skirts.

6.1960s

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Bye bye skirt/skort bottoms. Hello bikini briefs… sorta!

7. 1970s

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Bikinis as we know them today have finally arrived. Cleavage, skimpy briefs, and mix-and-matching your suit were all now a thing!

8. 1980s

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«Can we get much higher? So high!» This Kanye lyric aptly describes the 1980s ultra high-cut brief craze, which has come back in full force today.

9. 1990s

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I mean, what is ’90s swimwear if not exclusively the Baywatch red one-piece?

10. 2000s

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Bathing suits branch out from either one piece or two into the cut-out territory our tanlines love so much.

11. 2010s

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Today, swimsuits are apparently a crochet harness, sequin blazer, and vaguely tribal jewelry? Okay.

What type of swimsuit are you rocking this season? Let me know on Twitter @AndiHester!

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