Monday, May 24, 2010

Swimsuits - 1961

Evidently, green was popular for the summer of 1961, as Harper's Bazaar did an entire issue of the magazine based on the color. Here, the look of swimsuits for the summer of 1961, all in shades of green.

Rudi Gernreich blouson swimsuit in rayon matte jersey. Sold in 1961 for $35 (about $257 in today's dollar).

Robby Len green floral print Lastex two-piece suit. The bottom has side draping. Sold in 1961 for $13 (about $96 in today's dollar).

Catalina lime green maillot with welted seams and a low-cut back in stretch nylon. Sold in 1961 for $20 (about $147 in today's dollar).

One piece green swimsuit by Stafford-Higgins with a blouson top with cap sleeves and an elasticized waist that ties with a belt. Sold in 1961 for $10 (about $73 in today's dollar).

Top, Rose Marie Reid cap-sleeved maillot in green floral print nylon. Sold in 1961 for $26 (about $191 in today's dollar).
Bottom, Cole of California stretch nylon maillot in two tones of green with lacing at the neckline. Sold in 1961 for $19 (about $140 in today's dollar).

Photos by Melvin Sokolsky for Harper's Bazzar

2 comments:

Glamoursurf said...

Love all of these. Rudi Rudi Rudi and the cap sleeves are my favorite.

RoseAG said...

Very nice looking suits.

I wonder whether suits were just more modest then, or if the spread is aimed at older, wealthier, i.e. heavier women?

Post a Comment