This is adorable. I'd make one, but I don't think my sewing skills are up to the task. These suckers have to fit like a glove.
This color is luscious. And the gathers are wonderful and slimming. Is this a painting? It looks like a very realistic painting.
Look, Marty-it's you! I like all of this, front the hair covering to the art nouveau parasol to the bloomers. But HOW did they manage heels on the beach, I wonder? These pointy kind that would surely get sand all in them?
I want the flamingo one. So campy.
But could I talk Adam into it? Every now and then, I think, "It would be nice to be married to Tim Burton."
I like those lace-up sock/tights/torture devices.
Goodness. Not a bra or lined suit to be had! These are less modest, in a way, than our modern lined suits. But just in that very small way.
Yes. Not so practical toe shoes at the beach.
From the 1930s, but this still seems so fresh and modern, doesn't it?
He's a cutie-patootie, but KNITS????
Very Gatsby. I want a bathing cape.
There's another cape on the lady in the lower right. I like how it fastens at one shoulder. I like these old real-life shots.
I like the sea life, but the top looks like someone repurposed their husband's tightie whities.
I'd wear it. Just for the anchors.
I wish they'd show more swimsuits on "real people". Not necessarily plus-sized models, but just everyday, normal folks.
These are all cute, but you'd have to be built just-so. I like the braids on the lady in the middle. They look German, don't they?
I want this to just run around in. Plus the oxfords. Is that Claudette Colbert?
O.K. I have a question about the photo by the pool. Is that a man in the yellow top, red shorts thingie? If so, is he wearing white high heels?
I love the picture before that. Nothing says a day at the beach like high heels & socks! Same thing with the ballet slippers!
Posted by: Laura Tieri | June 11, 2013 at 06:51 PM
To Laura Tieri, Yup, that's a guy. Most people don't know it, but before the 1940's (I think?!?), men also were not allowed bare chests in public, even swimming, just like the ladies!
Posted by: Grump | June 11, 2013 at 09:24 PM
I would wear every single one of these...especially the flamingo suit. The cape? Can't see that going over at the community pool.
Wanna go thrift store swimsuit shopping?
C'mon. You know you wanna.
Posted by: Stacy Ross | June 13, 2013 at 04:25 PM
I totally wanna.
When do I NOT wanna?
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | June 14, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Im afraid that man is a woman, Laura T.
And yes---nothing says Day at the Beach like bathing suits made of WOOL, too!
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | June 15, 2013 at 03:31 PM
I am OBSESSED with the 2nd suit down - the "fawn" colored one. I want it big-time. Also, I'm sure you could sew up a suit - I've made 6 suits, and it's not hard at all! DO IT!!
Posted by: Sandra | June 20, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Isnt that the perfect color, Sandra!
So flattering on....well, ANYONE.
But especially pale little petite blonds with blue eyes, if you know who I mean.
What are you doing, running for Ms. Hawaii?
Do you just prance about in a bathing suit?
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | June 20, 2013 at 06:21 PM