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Vintage Vogue Swimwear
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SO FREQUENTLY, I see swimsuits advertised on Etsy and ebay as "1950s" when they're really from the '60s or even '70s. HERE are a couple of classic mid-century swimsuits. Notice that they are fitted, they are intricate, they are boned, they are essentially corset-like dresses sans skirt. You can't see it from here, but I guarantee they zip up the back. They do NOT contain Lycra/Spandex, which wasn't even INVENTED until 1959! (July 1952 LIFE Magazine Archive, Photo by Nina Leen)
1950s beach time.
this may be my favorite of all...apple green, side buttons
Vikki Dougan , photo by Nina Leen, July 1952
Model is wearing a bandana print beach jacket by Kenn Barr, photo by Nina Leen, March 1956
1950s swimsuits, photographed by Nina Leen.
Vikki Dougan models sleepwear fashion, photo by Nina Leen, May 1952
red swimsuit by Rose Marie Reid. 1958
Breezy summer dress Model Vikki Dougan; photo by Nina Leen; May 1952.
Rose Marie Reid 1971
Model is wearing a shortie ‘pinafore’ nightgown, photo by Nina Leen, 1957
October Vogue 1952 by Horst P Horst
Model is wearing a dress of soft lightly draped silk jersey, by Larry Aldrich.
Rose Marie Reid skirted bikini, 1959.
Model in Dior Dress 1952 Photo by Henry Clarke