Grumble. It's that time of year again.
Fair warning: I am about to bombard you with images of vintage swim suits. It will be a virtual blitz of bathing beauties!
They look fabulous, don't they? It doesn't hurt that they're all built like the proverbial brick house.
I would seriously wear both of these. Lose the shoes.
Can we please bring this back? I want that umbrella, too.
This is nice, too. But for a certain build only. Very Hepburn-ish.
I like the fish. But I don't like bikinis.
Faux bois is cute. But something tells me this wouldn't be very flattering on.
I love this one. And it would have the benefit of modern fabrics.
I have one similar to this, but with wild flowers. I like the little skirt, but the fabric feels kind of icky. Those vintage suits are made of yucky stuff, and the elastic doesn't hold up very well.
I have one vintage suit with these strange bullety plastic bra things. I have another one that has BLOW UP BRA inserts. They look like arm floaties, with a tab you blow into, but they're boob shaped. Isn't that hilarious? You'd FLOAT!
Cute, but I'm afraid it looks too much like a nightie.
Cute, but I wish the ruching continued to the front panel.
I am not joking. I'd really wear this. I'd like more little outfits like this to just run around in during the summertime.
Rompers. That's what I need. Summer rompers. But why does this have FUR TRIM? And why are so many of these suits insanely made of WOOL?
Dig that little seahorse. And rolled down stockings. What a trollop.
Yes to both. And major thumbs up to pagoda-style umbrellas. The bee? I'd swat him in a heartbeat with a rolled up newspaper. Just for being irritating.
Cool suits! Certainly a lot less revealing than our modern day bikinis. I guess they were considered very revealing for their time, compared with those full coverage black ones that they wore earlier.
I really like those umbrellas. Most umbrellas now are all about function & not style. That's one trend that we'll probably never see again,umbrellas for the sun.
Hosiery with a bathing suit? That's a crazy combo.!
Posted by: Laura Tieri | June 11, 2013 at 09:51 AM
I like 'em all!
Posted by: Grump | June 11, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Show bathing suits on real people. Are you high? Hmm, maybe 5 women over the age of 35 in the world would we want to look at. I say, no skirts or rompers. Go for the comfort and freedom of a 2 piece, with a tight t-shirt over the top for coverage...a wet suit type top even better. Why, yes, all my swimming is in warm climates where the average age of us ladies is 65...and we don't care!!
Posted by: Charlotte | June 12, 2013 at 06:43 AM
Charlotte, you probably look better than half the people on the beach.
I dont know about that wet suit material. I think it feels terrible-do you like it?
Its so...hmmm...constricting, I guess.
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | June 12, 2013 at 08:02 AM