Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Hi everyone, do I have something fun for you today. I was contacted by the husband-and-wife team that runs Popina Swimwear , a small retro swimwear boutique in Portland. So what does that mean? You could win one of any of the swimsuits featured on the Popina web site. If you like to be a more covered up like me!
As pictured on mosaic walls, ancient Greek women were barely covered by pieces of fabric, much like the scanty bikinis of the 20th century! During the Roman Empire, the communal bathhouse was an important neighborhood gathering place. Here business was discussed and gossip shared in pleasurable surroundings that offered the luxury of oil and water, hot and cold baths while you chatted. After the fall of the Roman Empire, bathing was no longer considered a recreational pastime in western society and was reserved for therapeutic use only. To prevent the skirts from rising up around the body when entering the water, hems often had weights sewn into them. The suits were worn with heavy dark stockings and for extra caution, many were also worn with long knickers or bloomers.