From the ’50s, with front panels, a skirt, and bottoms that actually cover your assetsâ€¦unbelievably flattering.
Metal zippers and the sun are not friends. That said, this suit from the â€™50s would probably be better on the streets than at the beach. Paired with black heels, red lips and classic cat-eye liner, this would be unstoppable.
Straight outta the ’60s, it’s Diversity Bathing Suit!
Wouldnâ€™t it be so great to roll up to the beach wearing this? People would think you were wearing a dress and then freak out when the true nature of the garment was revealed! The 1950’s were obviously full of tricks.
Perhaps Ms. Miuccia got a gander at this monstrosity from the â€˜70sâ€¦
And based a good amount of Pradaâ€™s S/S 07 collection around its fringed wonder. Or maybe she’s just a big Cher fan.
The ’80s are back, but donâ€™t despair: the decade produced great preppy fashions such as these, which I believe should be reproduced and distributed for free to any male whoâ€™s willing to accept a pair.
I saw this while scrolling through Stylesightâ€™s hundreds of vintage swimwear pictures and thought, â€œWell, that looks expensive.â€ And then I read the caption and saw â€œLa Perla, 1970â€™sâ€ and thought, â€œWell, I was right about that.â€
If you had told me that the 1940â€™s produced some scandalous bathing suits, I would not have believed you. But then I came across this weirdly suggestive jewel and my worldview completely changed.
You never realize how boring menâ€™s bathing suits are until you see one thatâ€™s not. Buckles and trim and mustard yellow, oh my! Once again 1940s, you manage to surprise and delight me.
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