1940's swimwear

Love my vintage ladies! [img: four black women in style bathing suits standing arm-in-arm on the beach] So much style and awesome here. I love vintage bathing suits and these ladies are rocking the hell out of them.

Tracie was always good at whipping something up with her thread. Leila Hyams + Myrna Loy in knitted swimsuits 'Swim Easy'.

I guess that's what bathing suits looked like in the early 2 pretty ladies: Leila Hyams & Myrna Loy. Loy went on to become an actress most recognized for "The Thin Man" series.

7) vintage swimsuits.....1900's bathing suits.

For the summer my Fashionabale History segment will be about bathing suits and swimwear by decade. The early Victorian/Edwardian, i.

Lila Lee, 1910s

Bathing Beauty on the beach with parasol Lila Lee, a prominent screen actress of the early silent film era, Long Beach, CA

Nice lighting

Model in white shark-skin swimsuit by Jantzen, white straw sailor hat worn over polka-dotted scarf hat, both by Betmar. She stands in front of an American flag, holding an ice cream cone. Photographed by Leombruno Bodi in 1955

Jean Patchett photographed by Clifford Coffin for Vogue, 1950.

Original caption: Model wearing a baby blue with white embroidered bathing suit by Carolyn Schnurer. Jean Patchett Baby Blue Swimsuit with White Embroidery – Vogue – 1950 – Photo Clifford Coffin

Women

How cute are these piped, pleated, swimsuits! Of course with matching wide-brimmed straw hats. Dior bathing suits, circa theniftyfifties: Lovely Dior bathing suits, Photo by Henry Clarke.

Bathing Beauties

Jeanne Crain, Gale Robbins, Mary Anderson, June Haver, and Trudy Marshall

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