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.



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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