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Monday, January 24, 2011

Faux Wrap Diaper Style 2 Piece High Waist Swimsuit

Isn't this two piece lurex swimsuit a beauty? Metallic knit, high waist, ruched diaper style wrap bottoms and a single shoulder strap? This piece recently sold on that big old auction site. I would have loved to have handled this piece, to see the construction details. It's definitely modeled on the two piece swimwear styles of the 1940s, see the Catalina ad I have posted for comparison. The seller had nice pics, but I would have loved to know more. Was there a label, which manufacturer put out this piece? It was listed a metallic knit Lurex fabric. Lurex is a tarnish proof metallic fiber that was invented in the 1940s and trademarked by Dow Badische Co.

The seller listed this as 1950s and had a winning bid of $350. Love it, wish your were mine!

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