Vintage Swimwear Revisited – Swimsuits of the 1940’s and 1950’s

1940’s Swimwear The principle design factor of was to be figure flattering – often incorporating the new stretch fabrics to offer tummy support and hourglass shape to a womans figure.This marked a major departure in the history of vintage swimwear In 1946, the shocking introduction of the bikini threw the swimsuit fashion world into a new generation of swimsuit design….

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1940’s Fashion – Vintage Swimwear Film

1940s Swimsuits – Color Film   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 woman’s figure with tummy control panels,support cups for the bust and boning to create an hourglass figure. This charming film…

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Vintage Swimwear – 1940’s swimsuits

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…

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1930’s Fashion – Vintage 1930’s Swimwear

1930’s Swimwear Fashion While the 1920s would proved to be a liberating decade for swimsuit designers, as they experienced with new fabrics and cuts to make swimsuits shorter, tighter, and flirtier,this prototype consisting of a short, dress-style skirt with a lower neckline and bare shoulders remained the same into the 1930’s. Until the introduction of the bikini in 1946, this…

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Vintage Swimwear and Bathing Beauties – 1900’s – 1920’s

Vintage Swimwear and Bathing Beauties – 1900’s -1920’s The new swimsuits post relied heavily on the form of the “fashionable” body, gradually exposing more and more skin. The beginning of the twentieth century marked a new daring era in swim wear for women. In 1909, Australian Annette Kellerman was arrested in the United States for wearing a loose, one piece…

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