Friday, June 29, 2007

Today I decided to talk about bathing suits. Bathing suits have been around since the Greeks. Actually the bikini is very similar to early Greek bathing suits. How we got to those minimalist suits from Ancient Greece to the cover it all up wool suits of the 1890s I'll never know.

As time marched on bathing suits became more and more brief. I'd hazard a guess that most of us remember seeing pictures of Betty Grable in her pin-up bathing suit or Esther Williams in her swimming movies all dolled up and looking great.

Bathings suits give a woman or for that matter a man a way to show what they're made of. Suits of the 1940s and 1950s had modesty panels across the hip area in lots of women's swimsuits. Two piece suits were available but nowhere near as brief as the bikinis of the late 1960s to the present. And of course there was the famous monokini designed by Rudi Gernreich in 1964 that let almost all of it hang out.

So whether you're a let it all hang out type of guy or gal or the type that likes to leave a little more to the imagination, Born Too Late Vintage has lots of bathing suits to fit the real you.

1950s



Vintage 1950s Kahala Sexy Pin-Up Green Swimsuit Bathing Suit




Vintage 1950s Paradise Sexy Swimsuit Bathing Suit




Vintage 1950s Kahala Sexy Pin-up Blue Bathing Suit



1960s



Vintage 60s Jantzen Flower Power Bathing Suit Dcup




Vintage 60s Roxanne Water Lily Bathing Suit D cup




Vintage 60s Roxanne Spider Mum Bathing Suit D cup




Vintage 1960s Gabar Flowered Sexy VLV Swimsuit Bathing Suit



1970s



Vintage 1970s Purple Blue Flower Swimsuit Bathing Suit B40C




Vintage 1970s Blue Sexy Pin-Up Swimsuit Bathing Suit Sz S



So what are you waiting for?

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1 comment:

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

Great Post! I love vintage bathing suits~~I just listed two from my collection on Ebay last night! You have a lovely blog~~I just started one on all things Vintage & Beautiful~~come visit sometime!
Michelle

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