Vintage Swimwear - 1940's swimsuits

Wednesday, October 21, 2009





These wonderful color images of 1940's swimwear really evoke the glamour of that period.
Included is the infamous new bikini' !
Vintage swimsuits in the 1940's and 1950's had far a greater variety of swimwear fabrics, like  lined cotton, stretch latex and nylon. The new bathing suit of that period was tailored to flatter a womans figure with tummy control panels,support cups for the bust and boning to create an hourglass figure.Vintage Swimwear  - Sarah Kennedys marvellous book tells a complete history of vintage bathing suits