Wednesday, May 06, 2009

1960 Swimsuits

Seems like Wednesday has become "swimsuit day" here on the blog - at least for the summer!

The year: 1960. Swimsuits are still structured with sculpted bra shaping and two-piece suits feature bottoms that go no lower than the waist. Somehow, I find these sexier than the barely-there styles of today.

Catalina suit in black and white cotton ticking stripe. Sold for $11.00 (about $81.00 in today's dollar).

Cole of California offered this two-piece suit with matching jacket in a blue and green cotton print. The three pieces together sold for $23.00 (about $170.00 in today's dollar).

At left: An orange two-piece suit by Sea-B in Helanca and Lastex knit. Sold for $18.00 ($133.00 in today's dollar).
At right: Elizabeth Stewart one-piece maillot with a deeply cut back in mustard and white cotton and Lastex knit. Sold for $23.00 (about $170.00 in today's dollar).


Sal said...

That first suit is fantastic - and LOVE the model's sassy pose.

Gladys said...

I'm still partial to the Esther Williams style swimsuits. Plus they have a tummy slimmer in them.

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MissNeira said...

I adore 1960s swimsuits, theyre just so playful! and I'm glad this summer a lot of design companies have put in more of that retro feel

I love your blog, love the vintage posts!


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