The Evolution of the Swim Suit by Jessica Rey: Should Women Stop Wearing Bikinis in Public?


This Q Talk, given by modest swimsuit designer Jessica Rey at a recent Q Ideas annual gathering has sparked quite a few heated discussions. And as Summer begins, I’m not exactly sure what side of the fence I’m on. I agree with some points, but disagree with others.

A blurb about the speaker…

Fashion matters. It influences the imagination and drives the way people uniquely represent themselves. The evolution of the women’s swimsuit is one place where there has been a visible shift away from modesty. In the current world of swimwear, small is often beautiful and less is considered more desirable. But designer and actress Jessica Rey asks, “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?” Rey argues that within the construct of modesty, there is a freedom—that modesty isn’t about covering up what’s bad, but about revealing dignity.


What do you think after watching Jessica Rey – The evolution of the Swim Suit? Should we all stop wearing bikinis in public?