Futuristic Fashions that Never Came to Fruition

Swimming in Space?
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Here's a vision of a futuristic bikini, cape and space helmet from the 1962 Reard Collection, entitled 'Bathing suit for the Year 2000." Beyond ridiculous? Sure. But if you saw someone wearing this at Burning Man, you wouldn't bat an eye.

Still, where is she planning to swim?

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.