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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

East meets West in Swimwear Styles of 1945

East Coast Suits for 1945 are more dressy and feminine. Made of draped material they hint the beginning of retrogression to ruffles and frills. Many have long detachable skirts. In the picture above the suits are paired to show each with and without the skirt.

California Suits for 1945 are styled for active swimming. Strictly functional, the have no shoulder straps, minimum diaper style pants. These suits are the ultimate development of the skintight knitted suits which first appeared in the early 20's.

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