Straight Out Of The 50s


Found photos of Women in the 1950s – Vintage style in amateur vintage photographs of beautiful women.  hair and makeup looks captured in magical Kodachrome color from the 1950s era. What they wore at home, for Christmas, for evening wear, at the beach or going skiing. A real time capsule of found photos of women …

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The Trouble with the Bikini


Scant new French swimsuit arrives in the USA – Louis Réard, the French auto-mobile engineer and now fashion designer may well be cursed by some women since his invention of the Bikini swimsuit. A scanty two piece which leaves little to the imagination and is all the rage in France. Hollywood has adopted it as we …

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1950s Fashion – Swimming Caps in Vogue


Fashionable swimwear accessories for 1950 – The flattering rubber headgear in these images by Loomis Dean of Life magazine, represent a new skirmish in the battle of the bathing cap manufacturers vs. Esther williams. Miss Williams some time ago depressed the industry by proving a woman with wet hair was in fact ” still beautiful”, …

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The Perfect Retro Style Swimsuit for your figure


Retro Swimsuit Info-graphic  from Unique Vintage – Click to download full resolution: Our friends at Unique Vintage – that fine purveyor of all things retro for women of taste have a very clever info-graphic to help you choose the perfect swimwear to suit your body shape. Swimsuit for Small Bust Small Bust? No problem – …

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For Luna Swimwear – Gorgeous Esther Williams swimsuits


American actress and Olympic swimmer Esther Williams sits by her poolside in 1944. If you wish that swimsuits like this were still for sale – then you won’t be disappointed by visiting ForLuna Swimwear – who feature a number of droolable swimsuits from the Esther Williams range. Visit ForLuna swimwear. First up is this one-piece …

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Vintage Swimwear – Daring 1950s Bikinis on Film


1950’s Bikini – Vintage Swimwear Video Just to augment our earlier post on Vintage swimwear – Be a retro bathing beauty, we present an interesting archive film from the 1950s displaying the new daring 1950’s bikini styles of the era. Corseted swimwear was all the rage in this decade which helped women achieve an hourglass …

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Vintage Swimwear – Be a Retro Bathing Beauty


A short illustrated and film history of Women’s Vintage Swimwear. 1940 swimsuit Retro Swimsuit from What Katie Did Also check out out The Vintage Swimwear Fashion Guide Vintage Swimwear – A short history on film In the early 20th century, folks didn’t go swimming – they went bathing – which literally meant paddling up to …

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Vintage Swimwear Fashion Guide


Women’s Vintage Swimwear Secrets Before you go shopping for some cool Vintage swimwear or Retro Swimwear, why not sit back and learn a bit about what you’re wearing! Photo courtesy My Vintage Vogue Perhaps more than any other garment, the swimsuit has changed beyond all recognition in the last century. One of the most appealing …

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