Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The swimsuit issue

1870s
1920s
Olivia de Havilland
1940s
1952
Fredericks of Hollywood
1965
The notorious Betty Page!
Brigitte Bardo dons a bikini
I have just finished perusing The Swimsuit: A History of Twentieth-Century Fashions, and there are some very chic and fetching examples from most every decade I wouldn't mind owning. Alas, they're not in this assemblage, which is my own little Google-based construct of the trajectory of swimwear over the years.

2 comments:

  1. This is great! If only we'd go back to the swimsuits of the early years! I think we would be (saying this from a female perspective) much happier when it comes to swimsuit shopping. But alas, those days are long gone.

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  2. Swimsuits certainly seemed to be more creative back then!! Also, you got more fabric for your money! It'd be hilarious to have a large group of friends show up "downy ocean, hon" dressed like it's 1870...

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