Wooden Bathing Suits

Want to go for a swim? But you're uncomfortable in the water? A few inventors in the 1920's had some innovative ideas to help you out. 

The 'Spruce Girls' modelling the spruce wood veneer bathing suits

The 'Spruce Girls' modelling the spruce wood veneer bathing suits

Swimming hasn't always been the easiest of pursuits for some people. It can be daunting for the untrained, especially when it comes to swimwear fashion. However in the late 1920's several new innovations popped up to assist those less comfortable in the water.

Introducing the wooden bathing suits, designed out of Washington USA, which were bathing suits made out of a spruce wood to create a floating affect for the less skilled swimmers of the time, not to mention that the lumber industry liked the free marketing.

Germany had a similar innovation in the mid 1920's, but instead they wrapped themselves in bicycle tyres which were designed as a flotation device.

Both inventions were short lived as they ended up becoming quite unflattering for most.