Friday, August 20, 2010
Ok now, I'm really salivating. I LOVE this swimsuit!!! I don't think I have ever seen anything like it. Sleeved swimsuits are adorable to me just because the are out of the norm and they function perfectly. Can you guess who this one is by and when it was made? And if anyone ever finds one of these, you know who to call!
The main alternative to the constructed dressmaker bathing suit during the 1950s was a stretchy version of maillot, often made in wool. This 1950 bathing costume by TINA LESSER consisted of a two-piece bathing suit with a grey wool bottom and a white calico bra under a torso covering tube and bolero of fire engine red. The bolero was sold separately and the suit was in three pieces. Photograph by Horst.