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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The "Turnabout" Swimsuit from Jantzen

What a wonderful find, this 1940s swimsuit has it's original hangtag from Jantzen and we just listed it over at Glamoursurf today.

The hang tag from this 1940s Jantzen swimsuit gives us lots of info about this suit and sizing. First, it gives the name of the suit - the "Turnabout". Fashioned "Lastex" knit Sharkskin, a beautiful fabric - conforms to body, gives with every movement.

Excellent uplift achieved by special bra construction. Trunk has slenderizing 'phantom' skirt panels in front and back. Adjustable straps assure perfect fit.

Made of Rayon - Cotton - Lastex, style 1L-95, $10.95. This one is a size 44, which should fit a woman between 200-224 lbs.

This is the appliqued logo patch from the suit. She has no pom pom on her hat and her stockings are gone. And below is the label. Some early Jantzen suit labels also have company store names on them, this one has Henry C. Lytton & Co. stamped on it.

And finally, Care of Suit - To put on: Woman's only.
(1) Turn top half of suit down
(2) Grasp double thickness so fingernails wont cut fabric
(3) Pull suit over hips till crotch part fits SNUGLY
(4) Adjust top

Avoid rough surfaces. Pool chemicals and minerals in some waterways tend to injure certain fabrics. Rinse at once in cool water. Dry promptly in shade. Avoid hot water, rubbing and strong soaps.

Gotta love it!

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