• 98 months ago Glamoursurf »

    Sweet Vintage 50's Black & White Plaid with Lace Ruffle Play suit Swimsuit S. Cutest little swimsuit play suit has an eyelet lace ruffle at the top of the bodice. Black ribbon is threaded through the eyelet to match the plaid of the swimsuit. The same lace treatment comprises the shoulder straps and the waistline with a bow at the front. Elastic shirred sides give this beauty a lovely fit. Adjustable buttoned shoulder straps in back. The bust is boned, lined and padded. Back metal zipper closure with inner hook and eye placket. Elasticized openings to interior leg liner. Swimsuit is fully lined. The padding at the side of the bust is starting to break down just a bit, this could be remedied by taking out the padding, or leave it and wear as is. Other than that the suit is in excellent vintage condition. No labels. Most likely a cotton fabric, no stretch to fabric itself. Please compare measurements listed to something that fits you well.

  • 98 months ago Glamoursurf »

    Truly a work of art from designer Rudi Gernreich, a man before his time. This suit date to the mid 50's. Gorgeous sheath style pink wool swimsuit was featured on the cover of Colliers magazine on June 8, 1956. We have a copy of the magazine and are including it along with this swimsuit in the sale. This suit can also be seen here in the retrospective of Rudi's work that was held at the 2001 Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Vintage mid 50's Rudi Gernreich for Westwood Coral Pink wool swimsuit bathing suit. Sheath style scoop neck button front suit is made from wool. The gusset is lined. Elasticized leg openings. The label has been clipped, but the magazine article and the on line retrospective shows that this is clearly a Gernreich swimsuit. There looks to be a very small repair at the back of one of the leg openings, and a stitch which may be needed at the shoulder, otherwise this suit is in excellent condition.

  • 98 months ago Glamoursurf »

    Vintage 40's Floral Satin Stretch 2 Piece Swimsuit Bathing Suit. No manufacturers tags in this but there is a small tag that says 38. Please go by the measurements listed below as this fits on the bottom like a Small. Bombshell two piece modesty panel swimsuit has a floral design on the front of the bottoms and on the top in shades of melon, black, and green against an ivory background. The back of the bottoms are black. Nice two tone suit. There is two way stretch to the black fabric on the back bottoms. Waistband has an elasticized casing. The top closes in back with two buttons and the straps tie behind the neck halter style. Top, front of bottoms and gusset are lined. There are two small marks on the inside lining of the top that do not show through to the outside. Swimsuit is in excellent condition.

  • 106 months ago Glamoursurf »

    Vintage 50's Jantzen Plaid Shirred Ruffled Swimsuit Bathing Suit 18. Cute blue, green, red, khaki and white comprise the plaid of this suit. Bust is pleated and had 3 rows of gathered ruffles. The front bodice has two rows or shirred vertical ruffles with elastic giving this a gathered look and a wonderful fit. The sides and back are completely shirred with elastic. Modesty panel at the front, elasticized leg openings. Shoulder straps are adjustable with buttons at the front bust line. Bust is lined and boned for support. The front, sides and gusset are also lined. No fiber content labels, a nice lightweight cotton material. The elastic gives the fit in this suit. Swimsuit excellent condition.

  • 110 months ago Glamoursurf »

    Vintage late 40s Catalina Two Tone Tiger Lilly Hand Print Floral Bathing Suit Swim Suit 38. Red, Melon, Pink and Black Floral Tiger Lillies are seen at the right bust and along the front side of the suit. Base Ivory colored background with a pink back of suit.The back of the bust has a tie closure for ease of fit. Shoulder straps have adjustable metal slides and can be taken off if you want to wear it strapless. There is a metal zipper closure on the back with hook and eyes at the inner placket. Elasticized leg openings and modesty panel in front. The gusset has a plastic liner. Bust and inside front of suit are lined. There is a very light pink mark just at the side of the lilly on the front bust, really blends in with the floral design. Catalina label reads size 38, weight 140-155. Indside the modesty panel the fabric is marked "Catalna- Tiger Lilly - California Hand Print' This fits large on my mannequin.

  • 119 months ago Glamoursurf »

    Black & White Op Art Illusion Swimsuit Bathing Suit. Fun black and white undulating print will play tricks on your eyes and your curves. High neckline and high cut elasticised leg openings. No lining, no bust support. Fabric has two way stretech. 90% Nylon, 10% Lycra. Made in USA by Tight End. Swimsuit has a couple of small runs in fabric at waist, otherwise is in very good condition.