Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1975 Teeny Bikinis All Covered Up

1975 - It's the height of popularity for the maxi dress. Long cover-ups for the beach, usually in matching fabric, are all the rage to pop over your tiny bikini.

I didn't know Estevez did swimwear, but this Resort Sport bikini and "moon robe" were his design. The cover-up can be worn knotted as a sarong dress, as shown, or tied as a halter. The print is of big pink roses on a green background in nylon/lycra. Sold for $72.00 (about $292.00 in today's dollar).

Leonard fashions a nylon kimono robe to wear over his matching nylon/lycra bikini. The set sold for $410.00 (about $1664.00 in today's dollar). That's a lot of money for nylon!

Sirena fashions a pin-stripe bikini with matching long t-shirt of polyester/rayon/silk knit. The set sold for $45.00 (about $183.00 in today's dollar).

Gottex of Israel offered these separates in a yellow and green floral print on brown nylon/lycra. The long wrap skirt could be worn over the deep plunge maillot or the bikini. The bikini/skirt set sold for $84.00 (about $341.00 in today's dollar). The maillot sold for $42.00 (about $170.00 in today's dollar).

Roxanne fashions a nylon/lycra bikini with matching beach pajamas in sheer nylon jersey. The set sold for $74.00 (about $300.00 in today's dollar).