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A blog with a daily splash of vintage swimwear, vintage fashion, news, designer profiles and all things retro.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hooded Swimsuit circa 1965

Lovely hooded swimsuit from 1965. Wish this was in color so I could see it better. I've always adored this look, a swimsuit with a hood. How about you?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Resort wear for 1959

1959 Resort Wear - yes, lets bring back this look, so glamorous and refined, classy and elegant! A little bit Spanish influenced with the colors, and I adore that high waist straight leg with three quarter sleeves and a sash waist. Now, don't forget your pearls!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Liberated by Lycra - 1961


That's Suzy Parker, in a Rose Marie Reid swimsuit , circa 1961.

Spandex, also called Lycra was launched by Dupont in 1959. This ad features the beautiful Suzy Parker in a Rose Marie Reid swimsuit advertising for DuPont. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wading, Bathing & Swimming in the Olden Golden Days

Check out this video of waders and bathers in the early early days, featuring bathing beauties then and now. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gantner of California Water Loving Cottons

This advertisement from Gantner of California hails to 1953 and I just love the play on words in the text and titles. How about 'Sea Tweed' and 'Gingham Girl' with a bust ruffle? And doesn't she look just a wee bit like Doris Day? We've got a few Gantners over at Glamoursurf, come on by and have a look.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1960 - Sweet as Sugar in Stripes

Love this swimsuit from 1960. Stripes are always welcome in my closet, but no thanks to the artificial sweetener Sucaryl. I just did some minor research to see if it was still being produced, but no, not in the United States. You can however find it in other countries. I don't use much sugar, but I use real organic sugar when I do use it. All of these artificial sweeteners make me cringe. But back to the suit, love the stripes and it fits her so beautifully, don't you think? One of the advantages of authentic vintage swimwear is accentuating your curves in a sexy but modest way.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Old Paired with the New in Swimwear

This image illustration is from 1930. I've always been amused by this sort of flaunting imagery from the past. 

 Here's another press photo with pretty girls showing off the old and the new.


An finally this one, from 1945. The suit in the middle is from 1917 while the one on the left is prior to the 1900s. And that gorgeous two piece on the right is from 1945. I'd love to model a pin up shoot like this with suits ranging in time, wouldn't that be fun?


Monday, August 12, 2013

Glamourous Marilyn Monday


Whats a little Monday without a little Marilyn? And those shoes again with a different thong. So lovely, so Glam! Happy Monday!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Jaeger Bathing Costume Swimwear Bathing Suit Advertisement from 1918

1918 Jaeger Bathing Costumes Advertisement, wouldn't it be lovely to find one of these now? As always you can click on the image to enlarge, or see all of our vintage swimwear for purchase at Glamoursurf!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Jim Palmer in Jeans Briefs

Mr. Jim Palmer in an advertisement for Jockey Jeans Briefs, circa 1983. Jeans briefs? Man, I love denim, but as underwear? Well maybe on him it works but.....

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Jantzen through the Ages Advertisement


Today we look at such a wonderful Jantzen two page spread from Esquire Magazine, 1983. Click on the images to enlarge the detail. I love ♥ love ♥ love this advertisement because it's giving the dates next to specific images with lots of detail. And they are actually calling Esquire magazine "our" magazine and wishing the staff of Esquire a Happy Anniversary.


 You know what "Smoggies" are right? Well now you do! Enjoy!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Marilyn Monday circa 1950

Let's kick off the week with a picture of Marilyn from 1950. Wish I could see more detail of that swimsuit in all it's sparkly glory. Happy Monday. We're back from vacation and ready to rumble!