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4th Jun '16 1:18:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* Male wrestlers can be seen sporting any number of wrestling costumes, but the type favored by Wrestling/KurtAngle, Wrestling/RobVanDam and Wrestling/JackSwagger (among others) is the singlet, which looks similar to an Old Timey Bathing Suit except for showing more of the legs. For that matter, British wrestler Dave Taylor was known to wear [[RealMenWearPink a legless red one-piece]] that wouldn't have looked out of place on one of the female lifeguards on ''{{Baywatch}}''.

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* Male wrestlers can be seen sporting any number of wrestling costumes, but the type favored by Wrestling/KurtAngle, Wrestling/RobVanDam and Wrestling/JackSwagger (among others) is the singlet, which looks similar to an Old Timey Bathing Suit except for showing more of the legs. For that matter, British wrestler Dave Taylor was known to wear [[RealMenWearPink a legless red one-piece]] that wouldn't have looked out of place on one of the female lifeguards on ''{{Baywatch}}''.''Series/{{Baywatch}}''.
26th Mar '16 7:52:11 PM StFan
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Before the 20th century, people who wanted to go swimming in mixed company but keep their modesty would wear bathing costumes that covered nearly as much skin as their regular clothing. In fact, men could be arrested for swimming topless. These are relatively rare in Western culture in the current day, but are still used in cultures where body modesty is considered paramount, such as among Muslims (the style is called a "burqini"). [[note]] Interestingly, this style is in a sense being reintroduced to the West thanks to Muslim immigration; and with even Muslim women becoming fashion-conscious, non-Muslim women themselves are beginning to take a liking to them (they look a little like bodysurfing suits). [[/note]]

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Before the 20th century, people who wanted to go swimming in mixed company but keep their modesty would wear bathing costumes that covered nearly as much skin as their regular clothing. In fact, men could be arrested for swimming topless. These are relatively rare in Western culture in the current day, but are still used in cultures where body modesty is considered paramount, such as among Muslims (the style is called a "burqini"). [[note]] Interestingly, [[note]]Interestingly, this style is in a sense being reintroduced to the West thanks to Muslim immigration; and with even Muslim women becoming fashion-conscious, non-Muslim women themselves are beginning to take a liking to them (they look a little like bodysurfing suits). suits).[[/note]]



Note that in the late 19th century it was often still considered obscene to be seen ''even in an Old-Timey Bathing Suit'', and beaches installed elaborate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathing_machine bathing machines]] to ensure there was no chance of [[FullyClothedNudity accidentally seeing a woman's legs]] from the beach. That made this kind of swimsuit also a porn trope when bathing machines were at their zenith, before mixed gender bathing started to become more acceptable in the 1900s. Even during TheEdwardianEra, when standards started to relax, the female version of the OldTimeyBathingSuit, with its extremely short (by the standards of the 1900's) skirt and the sheer (usually black) [[StockingFiller silk stockings]] that always covered the wearer's legs, was an immensely popular motif in the pinup art and photography (the so-called "French postcards") of the period. The famous illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (creator of the "Gibson Girl"), for instance, drew a lot of pictures of beautiful young women disporting themselves at the seashore in these outfits - very likely, according to one biographer, so that [[AuthorAppeal he could legitimately draw shapely and exposed feminine legs]].


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Note that in the late 19th century it was often still considered obscene to be seen ''even in an Old-Timey Bathing Suit'', and beaches installed elaborate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathing_machine bathing machines]] to ensure there was no chance of [[FullyClothedNudity accidentally seeing a woman's legs]] from the beach. That made this kind of swimsuit also a porn trope when bathing machines were at their zenith, before mixed gender bathing started to become more acceptable in the 1900s. Even during TheEdwardianEra, when standards started to relax, the female version of the OldTimeyBathingSuit, Old-Timey Bathing Suit, with its extremely short (by the standards of the 1900's) 1900s) skirt and the sheer (usually black) [[StockingFiller silk stockings]] that always covered the wearer's legs, was an immensely popular motif in the pinup art and photography (the so-called "French postcards") of the period. The famous illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (creator of the "Gibson Girl"), for instance, drew a lot of pictures of beautiful young women disporting themselves at the seashore in these outfits - -- very likely, according to one biographer, so that [[AuthorAppeal he could legitimately draw shapely and exposed feminine legs]].

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** Soun Tendō wears one of these each time they go to the beach, although the rest of the cast wear contemporary bathing suits.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** Soun Sōun Tendō wears one of these each time they go to the beach, although the rest of the cast wear contemporary bathing suits.



* In ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'', the Aracuan bird is introduced bathing in a pond wearing this style of bathing suit. Then he changes into his standard shirt behind a folding screen.






* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' is set in late Victorian period and the turn of the century in Canada. There's a HeatWave in Toronto in episode "Loch Ness Murdoch" and our characters enjoy a BeachEpisode. Lots of lovely beach wear to be admired, worn by both ladies and gentlemen. At the end Murdoch gets a bit scandalised (but not really) when Julia decides it's ridiculous that she's wearing wool stockings.
* The Muppet version of ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas'' starts with Emmet and his mother singing a made-up folk song about "Grandma Otter"'s infamous bathing suit. Infamous for how ''big'' it was, that is. (And yeah, it's clearly a fat joke, but even so...)
-->Even though it was her bathing suit that made her famous -- it was almost heaven sent
-->Many times when it was drying on the line a tourist would mistake it for a circus tent

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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' is set in late Victorian period and the turn of the century in Canada. There's a HeatWave in Toronto in episode "Loch Ness Murdoch" and our characters enjoy a BeachEpisode. Lots of lovely beach wear to be admired, worn by both ladies and gentlemen. At the end Murdoch gets a bit scandalised scandalized (but not really) when Julia decides it's ridiculous that she's wearing wool stockings.
* The Muppet version of ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas'' starts with Emmet and his mother singing a made-up folk song about "Grandma Otter"'s infamous bathing suit. Infamous for how ''big'' it was, that is. (And yeah, it's clearly a fat joke, but even so...)
-->Even though it was her bathing suit that made her famous -- it was almost heaven sent
-->Many times when it was drying on the line a tourist would mistake it for a circus tent
stockings.



* "TheWho Sell Out" album cover has the four band members posing in mock advertisements, with Roger Daltrey wearing one, sitting in a tub of baked beans.

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* "TheWho "Music/TheWho Sell Out" album cover has the four band members posing in mock advertisements, with Roger Daltrey wearing one, sitting in a tub of baked beans.



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* Male wrestlers can be seen sporting any number of wrestling costumes, but the type favored by KurtAngle, RobVanDam and JackSwagger (among others) is the singlet, which looks similar to an Old Timey Bathing Suit except for showing more of the legs. For that matter, British wrestler Dave Taylor was known to wear [[RealMenWearPink a legless red one-piece]] that wouldn't have looked out of place on one of the female lifeguards on ''{{Baywatch}}''.

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[[folder:Professional [[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Male wrestlers can be seen sporting any number of wrestling costumes, but the type favored by KurtAngle, RobVanDam Wrestling/KurtAngle, Wrestling/RobVanDam and JackSwagger Wrestling/JackSwagger (among others) is the singlet, which looks similar to an Old Timey Bathing Suit except for showing more of the legs. For that matter, British wrestler Dave Taylor was known to wear [[RealMenWearPink a legless red one-piece]] that wouldn't have looked out of place on one of the female lifeguards on ''{{Baywatch}}''.



[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* The Muppet version of ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas'' starts with Emmet and his mother singing a made-up folk song about "Grandma Otter"'s infamous bathing suit. Infamous for how ''big'' it was, that is. (And yeah, it's clearly a fat joke, but even so...)
-->''Even though it was her bathing suit that made her famous -- it was almost heaven sent\\
Many times when it was drying on the line a tourist would mistake it for a circus tent''
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* The park inspector dons one when evaluating pools in ''RollerCoasterTycoon 3: Soaked!''.

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* The park inspector dons one when evaluating pools in ''RollerCoasterTycoon ''VideoGame/RollerCoasterTycoon 3: Soaked!''.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' - The androgynous (and quite possibly genderqueer) Vaarsuvius wears one in the "Beach Party" wallpaper [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/Wallpapers.html here.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' - ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': The androgynous (and quite possibly genderqueer) Vaarsuvius wears one in the "Beach Party" wallpaper [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/Wallpapers.html here.]]



* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}''

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}''



* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny wears one lifted from the Coney Island Baths in ''Frigid Hare'', when he shows up at the North Pole (or South Pole, or wherever penguins and Eskimos coexist).
* In the 1955 WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird cartoon ''Sandy Claws'', Granny (often portrayed as an old-fashioned, turn-of-the-century schoolmarm, teases the audience that she is going to try on her "new bikini bathing suit" during a trip to the beach... and emerges from a beachhouse wearing a full bathing suit and shower cap. (Incidentally, this was the final Sylvester and Tweety cartoon to feature the "old-style" Granny, as voiced by Bea Bernadet. Future cartoons featured a re-styled Granny and her voice done by actress Creator/JuneForay.)
* In the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon ''Muscle Tussle'', Daffy is shown up at the beach by a Speedo-wearing muscle-builder duck -- as the designated nine-pound weakling, Daffy wears an old-timey striped suit and straw boater hat.
* In the Creator/TexAvery short ''Swing Shift Cinderella'', the [[DirtyOldWoman randy old fairy godmother]] transforms her dress with a wand to go nightclubbing with the unwilling wolf. She accidentally ends up in an old-style swimsuit with a beauty contest sash that reads "Miss Repulsive 1893".

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
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WesternAnimation/BugsBunny wears one lifted from the Coney Island Baths in ''Frigid Hare'', "Frigid Hare", when he shows up at the North Pole (or South Pole, or wherever penguins and Eskimos coexist).
* ** In the 1955 WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird cartoon ''Sandy Claws'', "Sandy Claws", Granny (often portrayed as an old-fashioned, turn-of-the-century schoolmarm, teases the audience that she is going to try on her "new bikini bathing suit" during a trip to the beach... and emerges from a beachhouse wearing a full bathing suit and shower cap. (Incidentally, this was the final Sylvester and Tweety cartoon to feature the "old-style" Granny, as voiced by Bea Bernadet. Future cartoons featured a re-styled Granny and her voice done by actress Creator/JuneForay.)
* ** In the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon ''Muscle Tussle'', "Muscle Tussle", Daffy is shown up at the beach by a Speedo-wearing muscle-builder duck -- as the designated nine-pound weakling, Daffy wears an old-timey striped suit and straw boater hat.
* In the Creator/TexAvery short ''Swing "Swing Shift Cinderella'', Cinderella", the [[DirtyOldWoman randy old fairy godmother]] transforms her dress with a wand to go nightclubbing with the unwilling wolf. She accidentally ends up in an old-style swimsuit with a beauty contest sash that reads "Miss Repulsive 1893".



* TheJoker wears one when he goes swimming in Mayor Hill's pool in an episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. [[BrainBleach (Of course, taking into account his clown-white skin, bikini briefs would have been even more horrible.)]]

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* TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker wears one when he goes swimming in Mayor Hill's pool in an episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. [[BrainBleach (Of course, taking into account his clown-white skin, bikini briefs would have been even more horrible.)]]



24th Feb '16 11:30:17 AM PDL
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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf'' introduced swimming as a new feature. In order to swim, the player has to don a wet suit that looks similar to these kinds of bathing suits. About eight different kinds are available and all can only be purchased on Tortimer Island.
18th Jan '16 12:20:50 PM jadmire
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Note that in the late 19th century it was often still considered obscene to be seen ''even in an Old-Timey Bathing Suit'', and beaches installed elaborate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathing_machine bathing machines]] to ensure there was no chance of [[FullyClothedNudity accidentally seeing a woman's legs]] from the beach. That made this kind of swimsuit also a porn trope when bathing machines were at their zenith, before mixed gender bathing started to become more acceptable in the 1900s.

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Note that in the late 19th century it was often still considered obscene to be seen ''even in an Old-Timey Bathing Suit'', and beaches installed elaborate [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathing_machine bathing machines]] to ensure there was no chance of [[FullyClothedNudity accidentally seeing a woman's legs]] from the beach. That made this kind of swimsuit also a porn trope when bathing machines were at their zenith, before mixed gender bathing started to become more acceptable in the 1900s. \n Even during TheEdwardianEra, when standards started to relax, the female version of the OldTimeyBathingSuit, with its extremely short (by the standards of the 1900's) skirt and the sheer (usually black) [[StockingFiller silk stockings]] that always covered the wearer's legs, was an immensely popular motif in the pinup art and photography (the so-called "French postcards") of the period. The famous illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (creator of the "Gibson Girl"), for instance, drew a lot of pictures of beautiful young women disporting themselves at the seashore in these outfits - very likely, according to one biographer, so that [[AuthorAppeal he could legitimately draw shapely and exposed feminine legs]].

10th Jan '16 11:44:02 PM 10-13-2
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* TheJoker wears one when he goes swimming in Mayor Hill's pool in an episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. [[BrainBleach (Of course, taking into account his clown-white skin, bikini briefs would have been even more horrible.)]]
10th Jan '16 11:41:23 PM 10-13-2
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* In a series of promos for ''[=SummerSlam=] 2006'', Viscera wore a bathing suit of this type for the WWE pool party. This wasn't due to prudishness, but the fact that he was so disgustingly fat that no one wanted to see any more of him than was necessary.

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* In a series of promos for ''[=SummerSlam=] 2006'', Viscera wore a bathing suit of this type for the WWE pool party. This wasn't due to prudishness, but the fact that he was [[FatBastard so disgustingly fat fat]] that no one wanted to see any more of him than was necessary.
10th Jan '16 11:39:44 PM 10-13-2
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Before the 20th century, people who wanted to go swimming in mixed company but keep their modesty would wear bathing costumes that covered nearly as much skin as their regular clothing. In fact, men could be arrested for swimming topless. These are relatively rare in Western culture in the current day, but are still used in cultures where body modesty is considered paramount, such as among Muslims (the style is called a "burqini").

to:

Before the 20th century, people who wanted to go swimming in mixed company but keep their modesty would wear bathing costumes that covered nearly as much skin as their regular clothing. In fact, men could be arrested for swimming topless. These are relatively rare in Western culture in the current day, but are still used in cultures where body modesty is considered paramount, such as among Muslims (the style is called a "burqini").
"burqini"). [[note]] Interestingly, this style is in a sense being reintroduced to the West thanks to Muslim immigration; and with even Muslim women becoming fashion-conscious, non-Muslim women themselves are beginning to take a liking to them (they look a little like bodysurfing suits). [[/note]]
9th Dec '15 7:58:48 PM GunarmDyne
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* In the film "Donovan's Reef", Amelia, a Bostonian visiting in Hawaii, is given one which she applies RipTailoring to after embarrassing Donovan.

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* In the film "Donovan's Reef", Amelia, a Bostonian visiting in Hawaii, French Polynesia, is given one which she applies RipTailoring to after embarrassing Donovan.
28th Nov '15 5:47:39 AM Servbot
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* Since ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' takes place in a MagicalLand with a culture mostly based on FeudalJapan, the ''Manga/TouhouSuzunaanForbiddenScrollery'' entry in ''[=CompAce=] Swimwear Book 2015'' featured main character Kosuzu wearing one of these.
12th Nov '15 5:51:24 AM Maniago
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* ''Series/BassieEnAdriaan'': whenever they go swimming, Bassie will wear one of these.
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