Wednesday, April 22, 2009

1967 White Swimsuits

Nothing looks better with a deep tan than white. Now, I'm not advocating sun exposure, but if you've got it why not show it off to advantage? Here, white swimsuits from 1967 photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue magazine.

Skirted swimsuit with a surprising bare back criss-crossed by straps. Suit by Bill Blass for Roxanne in double knit nylon. Sold for $30.00 (about $196.00 in today's dollar).

Tiny bikini with bows by DeWeese in nylon jersey. Sold for $20.00 (about $131.00 in today's dollar). P.S. - I have no idea what is holding that top up!

Dotted swiss cotton/dacron blend in a girly pinafore with bikini pants by Ladybug. Sold for $23.00 (about $150.00 in today's dollar).

Pleats, pleats, and more pleats form a swim dress by Rose Marie Reid in a dacron/nylon blend. Sold for $30.00 (about $196.00 in today's dollar).

All hair ornaments are by Sant Angelo.


Sal said...

That IS a truly tiny bikini! Yikes.

Gladys said...

There is no double stick tape in the world that would keep my girls in that little bitty top. I would have a major wardrobe malfunction.

I owned a bathing suit like the one with he penafore. It was white with pink swiss dots and the penafore detached. I had a deep deep tan from using baby oil and tin foil to suntan.

Oh and I ironed my Janice Joplin frizzy locks so they would be stick straight. Yes I was a vision of loveliness.

Glamoursurf said...

Wow, Bill blas worked for Roxanne? I always adore Irving Penns work. And it's an adveturous lady who can wear white to the beach!

[Tara] said...

Wow, that bikini is quite low-cut! I recently got some 60's magazines and was amazed at how risque some of the suits were!!!!

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