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Summer Swim

It’s summertime [or nearly] and the fish are jumpin’; cotton is high.  And it’s time to get into a bathing suit and off to a beach for some sun, fun, and relaxation!  This time of year always makes us nostalgic for the demure and glamorous suits of yesteryear (though not the fabrics. wool jersey and acrylic knits = not a good time when wet).

While we couldn’t hope to compete with the divine, vintage-swimwear-focused blog GlamourSplash, below is a series of inspirational photos, paired with some of our favorite suits from Stylesight’s vintage library.

1910s


1910s


1930s; 1940s Claire McCardell


Claire McCardell suit, 1950


circa 1940s


circa 1950s; 1930s


Catalina, 1930s; Unknown, 1940s


Kahala, 1950s; Unknown, 1960s


Emilio Pucci, 1970s; Dolphin, 1970s


Jantzen, 1980s; OMO Norma Kamali, 1980s Special thanks to Identical Eye for the 1910s and 1930s era photos.

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