Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Swimsuit Styles 1961

We're back to cold weather today, and I'm dreaming of tropical breezes, sand, and sun. What better way to indulge my dreams than with some one-piece swimsuits from 1961 photographed in St. Croix.

Brigance for Sinclair cotton print suit with a gathered skirt over bloomers. The print is of green and black beach balls on white.

At left: Brigance for Sinclair navy and white stripe maillot in a cotton, lastex, and orlon knit.
At right: Brigance for Sinclair navy and white print maillot with a square neckline and navy patent belt in cotton and Lastex knit.

Susan Thomas skirted swimsuit in white cotton sateen with navy blue Schiffli embroidery.

Brigance by Sinclair one-shoulder skirted suit in navy blue cotton with white polka dots, belted in navy blue patent.

6 comments:

Sal said...

Wow. I'd wear that Susan Thomas number for non-swimming!

Vivien of Holloway said...

wow! such beautiful photography!

Gladys said...

Those look like really short evening dresses.

Cjfold said...

I wish every gal could just be happy wearing these kind of pieces again and not be obsessed with having a "bikini" kind of body. Curves are lovely!

-Jen

www.thefactoryvintage.com

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Aren't they fun? These are the kind of swimsuits I could enjoy wearing. Today's suits seem to have a lot of anxiety attached to them.

Deja Pseu said...

I remember the skirts. My mother always bought me swimsuits with skirts (and those awful rubber swimcaps with the flowers all over!) But these days, a swimsuit as stylish as those would appeal to me.

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