“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”

bathing suits galore!

Friday, June 26, 2009

I'm smitten with these 1930s and '40s suits from LIFE Magazine. If you're obsessed with vintage swimwear like I am, you might also take a look into this wonderful book filled with pictures of Hollywood stars in beach wear. Ahh... isn't summertime grand?

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  1. oh! I love them all! I've been searching out a vintage 40's or 50's suit for a while now, but every one I've been stalking on Ebay goes for way too much.....alas.

    Perhaps a vintage pattern is needed.....then I could sew my own!! :) Hmmmm.....off to search!

  2. if you find anything, let me know! i am thinking of making a vintage suit as well. oh, there is also this 1930s pattern from my collection that evadress.com sized and is now up for sale. she has a few other cute styles as well.

  3. I have a vintage 1940's swimsuit. I haven't worn it swimming because I'm afraid of ruining it, but I have tried it on. It's very attractive and flattering. I see no reason why women have to torture themselves with today's style of swimsuits when they can look even prettier in vintage/vintage-style ones.