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VACATION - Tanis Chandler of the movies enjoys the sunshine while
vacationing at Arrowhead Springs, Calif.
1941 Jantzen Glamour Swim Suit with Lastex Yarn $4.95 and $5.95
"Whether you do a smooth crawl or just sun yourself -we've the swim
suits you want most. Vivid sarong suit, bare midriff, sleek maillot,
princess, basque and dressmaker styles. Piques, seersuckers, rayon
jerseys, elasticized satins, knits, novelties. Prints, solids, stripes,
while, black. Misses, women."
Nowadays, I suppose these suits would count as
Womens Plus Size
Swimwear - some of the styles are even similar...
Swimaway* Suits...All Cash-and-carry Priced!
2-piece . . . bra and pants. 32-38.
"Wear with or without straps. Shiny lastex highlights your summer tan . . . gives a smooth fit for pretty sunning!"
Bathing Fashions for Women and Girls
Left: Shiny lastex in colors to highlight your summer tan! Brief half skirl, inner rayon panel dyed to match. Sizes 32-38. Right: If she loves the water and loves to play - this suit is just right for her. Sturdy
lastex gives freedom and control. 8-14.
SURVEY OF THE DECADES - RETRO FASHION
Retro Swimsuits and Bathing Suits
BATHING BEAUTIES . . Warm summer days conduce many types of recreation-
garden parties, golf, tennis, boating, dancing in the moonlight, motoring,
bicycling and just plain lounging- but one of the most popular sports on the
warmest days is swimming. This attractive group of Ogden's young sub-debs is
enjoying a day at Patio Springs. (1940)
A flirty swim shift, left, Dacron in a sunburst of permanent
pleats, is a Cole of California swimsuit coverup from the collection called "Innocence".
1967: "Innocence" can be deceptive, right, as in Cole of
California's white crochet mio with a high Victorian collar edged in the same
lace that rings the legs and armholes.
What Glass Do You Pour Into?
With a bow to the hourglass ideal of the turn of the century, one major swimsuit manufacturer has crystallized its experience with American figures into six basic shapes:
- The Pilsner - tall, statuesque, heavier at shoulders, slim hips.
- The Inverted Goblet - small bust and heavy hips.
- The Champagne - large bust and small hips.
- The Snifter - large, mature figure.
- The Cordial - petite, short-waisted.
- The Perfect Parfait - perfectly proportioned with bust and hips both 10 inches larger than waist.
The latter, swimsuit people say, is so rare you may never see one.
July 5, 1962
Here are some lovely swimsuits from the '70s! And the 1970s bathing beauty
look would just not be complete without a pair of really large sunglasses! Dig
Crochet Suits were very popular in the 1970s, I myself had a brown
crochet bikini in 1978. (Don't try wearing brown suits unless you tan well,
In fact, then top model Cheryl Tiegs graced the cover of Time Magazine in a
white or cream colored one piece bathing suit. Whoever crocheted that suit
played a little fast and loose with the crochet needle, as the suit was
completely see-through "Up There".
But then what else do you expect from a bunch of Hippies!
Roxy Retro 1970s Style Bikini In Black
Roxy 70's Retro Bikini in Teal
1970s Retro Bikini Bathing Suits
1970s Style Roxy Seaside Bandeau String Top
Roxy 70's Low Rider Tie Side Bikini Bottoms in Orange
Women shopping for resort or cruise sportswear this season will find
selecting flattering beachwear a problem. There's hardly a swimsuit
around that isn't a "second skin" made for perfect figures, and the leg
cuts of such suits go so high that many end up on the hipbone. The
conservative leg now is the one that stops at thigh top. Should you wish
to show less of the thigh than its full length — and for many women,
young or mature, the thighs are often an area better left covered —
you'll have trouble this season finding a swimsuit you'll want to face
in a mirror. One aspect of the new swimsuits helps. They're all in the
brightest of colors and patterns, and this draws attention away from the
legs. La Blanca virtually assaults the eye with its bright turquoise,
pink, green, yellow and orange prints. An abstract squiggle print in
bold black runs all over an orange suit. La Blanca stripes are
awning-width and chevron-patterned to accent the figure. Fruit prints
take over from those of tropical flowers, and La Blanca designer Elena
Valencia does a tank maillot in a watermelon theme of yellow, red,
black, green and white, with a hip tie in black. At Bare Assets, half a
dozen types of fruit are used in a splashy print, such as purple grapes,
oranges, bananas and strawberries. With some searching, however,
swimsuits with more coverage may be found. Oleg Cassini adds lace
ruffling to the high-cut legs of a white suit; Norma Kamali creates a
white cotton-sheeting bra and shorts suit, and her allshirred purple
front, black-back halter suit is a classic sheath. Sea Fashions and
Sandcastle are two other swimsuit lines that include swimsuit styles
wearable by women who do not have the ultra-skinny figure of a
professional model. Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1985