Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Swell Sunny Swimsuits Make a Grey Day Go Away...

The weather here today is grey, damp, and a bit chilly, so I thought a sunny summer warm-weather post was in order!

I love vintage bathing suits... they seem so much more fun than those of today. Why, just look at this swell swimwear from 1952...

And how about these bathing beauties available on Etsy....

1950s Marina del Mar swimsuit from tiddlywink:

1960s Blue Bullet Fit & Flare Skirted Swimsuit from FastEddiesRetroRags:

1940s Schiaparelli Two-Piece Swimsuit from LittleThingsVintage:

1950s Miss Hawaii Kamehameha Swimsuit from BambooBettie

Or if you're looking for a bit more coverage.... 1920s Wool Swim Suit with Skirt from MyFavoriteVintage:
And one for the boys.... 1960s Sunken Ship Swim Trunks from RandomRetro:

Oh, and don't forget your bathing cap ;) How about this one from MintageStyle:

Gee, if the bathing cap I had when I was a teenager looked like that one, I might have liked wearing it a lot better!

So, do you actually swim in your vintage swimsuit or simply lounge about the pool looking pinup-tastic?


Zootsuitmama said...

I love those first three! And, I remember the bathing cap! Yea, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have wanted to wear any of the caps back in the day, but now!! Hell YA!

Kim @ The Girl Can't Help It said...

Great choices- they're all so fab!

When I see what modern swimsuits look like now, I die a little inside.