Friday, May 21, 2010

vintage bathing suit appreciation post

from the 1890s to the 1950s


beach fashions by nina leen, 1950






i simply refuse to bathe anywhere that does not provide benches to match my bathing suit!








clara bow in my DREAM romper


what's this? oh you know, just louise brooks having a tea party on the beach.


silent film stars love to hang out at the beach, it seems.
here we have agnes franey and myrna loy (of the thin man fame) in 1929


dorothy sebastian and joan crawford


my favourite, ukuleles and the beach!





fair bathers


from lecondevetement's flickr


more inspiration:
flick groups
vintage swimwear
retro beach
vintage bathing beauties/belles

5 comments:

Jenni said...

These pictures are amazing!

Andi B. Goode said...

Love this! I absolutely ADORE beachwear (and Clara Bow is also wearing my dream romper ;]) but detest the beach. Haha. Unless I can be on a deckchair, under an umbrella, on a really big blanket so that I don't have to touch any sand. But I like the idea of the beach. Hehe.
-Andi x

Natalya said...

beautiful photos.

Jennifer said...

Oh, Louise isn't having a tea party on the beach - she's drinking gin from a tea cup.

Gina said...

yes!!! I have struggled finding classic style suits- and i feel as though i have hunted far and wide (thrifting, mall, etc). I fear i may have to resort to internet shopping- i'm hesitant since a swimsuit is something that really should have a good fit.

I really enjoyed this post- wonderful photos!

"i simply refuse to bathe anywhere that does not provide benches to match my bathing suit!"
HA! : )

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