Sunday, May 10, 2009

I admit it, I'm a swim suit addict.

And when I found this 1949 Fashion Layout on the history of "The Bathing Suit" I thought it was the neatest thing since sliced bread. There are 8 pages (15 counting front and back) of historical swin suits and modern re-enactments of swim and bathing scenes, along with color layouts of many stars and starlettes of the summer of 1949. Including Marilyn Monroe. It a fun look at Mid Century fashion and how far fashion had come in less than 50 years. Compare to today's suits and you might be surprised.

Click on the record player to hear my fav 60's swim wear song.

You can find this layout and several others similar to it at


andapanda said...

Awesome post. Thanks for sharing!

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Great layout, great swimsuit photos. I am a big fan of vintage swimsuits too, they had more style and structure than today's suits.

retroliving said...

I cant get enough of vintage bathing suits! All of these are amazing!

Glamoursurf said...

I just got that issue as a gift from Lizzie, it's it fab?