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

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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 …

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1940’s Fashion – Vintage Swimwear Film

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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 …

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1940s swimsuits – Vintage Color Photographs

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1940’s Swimsuits – Original Photographs in Color These wonderful color images of 1940’s swimwear really evoke the glamour of that period. 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 …

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1930’s Fashion – Vintage 1930’s Swimwear

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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 …

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

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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 …

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