The bottoms look kind of large in comparison to the top.
Vintage 1950’s Kamehameha Hawaiian Pake Shirt Swimsuit Set Sold $255.00 by eBay Seller Oceansage Check it out HERE.
OOH.. I think this is so cute!
Vintage 1940’s Tropical PinUp Swimsuit Play Sun Suit M Sold $208.00 by eBay Seller elsewhere. Check it out HERE. Here’s what the seller has to say about the suit:
Calling all pin-up girls .. this number is for you!
A fabulous vintage two-piece sun suit done in an amazing rayon print.. a tropical confection of stylized Protea flowers and leaves on a summery yellow ground!
The bra-top is worn strapless or halter style with interior buttons at bodice “points”. The back features a 3 button closure on the band for size adjustment (one each of the front and back buttons have gone missing). The top is lined in silky rayon fabric with side boning for support. The gathered keyhole front is a great design detail! Marked size medium and labeled ~ “McKeever’s California”.
The high-waist “tap” style shorts are marked a vintage size 16 and are lined in cotton. They feature waist darts in the back and a bit of elastic in the waistband for ease, a step-in style with a snap, a metal zipper and a snap tab closure on the left side. There is an area of stress to the fabric as indicated by arrow on the left thigh area as well as a very faint water mark nearby and also near the flowers on the opposite thigh. Both are difficult to see even when looking for them. Lastly, the interior cotton has some faint yellowing & discoloration throughout – none of which is seen when worn.
Condition: Very Good with noted exceptions! A summertime gem from the 1940’s! Bra Top:
BUST: 31 to 33″ under bust (with adjustable button) – actual cups vary with keyhole drawstring allowance & amount of cleavage shown 😉
WAIST: 28 to 30″ (very mild stretch at wide waistband) Please note that these are meant to be worn HIGH on the waist, as shown on our model. If you prefer to wear them low on the hips, please measure accordingly.
HIPS: (approx.): 42″ (measured 8″ below waistband)
LENGTH: (waist to hem, outseam): 13.5″
Although our model is a size small bordering on extra small, this garment has been clipped to fit her for photos.
This item will fit up to a modern size 8 and possibly a modern 10.
Garments are measured flat where necessary and doubled. Please leave room according to your preferences. We recommend measuring a similar garment that fits you just right!
This was not in perfect or even OK condition..
But it still brought in pretty good money!
Vintage 1950’s Sea Fashions Ruffles Play Swim Suit Romper Sold for $175.00 eBay Seller Jeanineadele Check it out HERE. Here’s what the seller has to say:
VTG 50’s SWIMSUIT In BLACK, PINK and WHITE with ADORABLE PELICANS Made by “SEA Fashions” Decorated on the chest and around the hips in Ruffles Size 34 It is WELL WORN
- There are yellowing stains on the white
- Needs a button replaced
- About an inch of the ruffle has come loose
- Needs new elastic around the legs
- Needs repair to the ruching on the back.
Here’s one for the boys! I remember nylon speedos
they were sexy.. NOT!
Vintage 100% Nylon Speedo Styled Men’s Swimsuit size 34 Sold for $152.50 by eBay Seller Charlieun Check it out HERE.
Here’s what the seller says about it: Up for auction is a 100% nylon speedo styled vintage swimsuit made in America by Swim Star. It is a size 34 and looks to be nearly new. It has no signs of wear nor any rips holes or stains. It has a white inner liner. It is a size 34 with about 7 inch sides. Suits by this manufacturer in this condition are rare. These are not easy to find!
Vintage 1950’s Silver Lurex Swimsuit Bath Suit Pin UP M Sold for $149.99 Sold by Vogue_Vintage Check it out HERE
Here’s what the Seller says: White with silver thread lurex fabric swimsuit. Ruched elastic design with smocked elastic full back which gives a range in fit. Strapless, though there are to inner buttons if you wanted to make one…it just wasn’t with it when I purchased it. Fabric is backed with white cotton and has nylon gusset. Boned cup inner bust. Made by Sea Fashions and marked a 34. PLEASE click on pictures to get a larger/clearer view! (item may be pinned for picture, please see exact measurements below/ accessories not included unless specified) Measurements (unstretched to stretched) Bust 30-36″/ waist 22-28″/ hips 30-36″ /front centre bust to crotch length 20″ Condition VERY Good Condition: The elastic is just a stretchy as day it was made and it very clean except I hand-washed it as it was dusty and has a bit a tan around edge of bust it’s really sparky w& white now but has yellowish bleed as pictured – I think this is from the elastic (I handwash/air dry) as it wasn’t there before washing (tan edge is still there too) BUT dry cleaning may be the way to go (as pictured). very faint yellowing and tiny hole in gusset…I’m just telling you everything people! Really gorg – she’s Marilyn worthy!
Oh if I could wear this and be so cute!
Vintage 1950’s Plaid Cotton Catalina Swim Bathing Suit XS S Sold for $117.00 by Millstreetvintage Check it out HERE Darling vintage 1950’s swimsuit!
* Black red + white plaid
* Soft cotton
* White pique trim
* Adjustable button straps
* Smocked back
* Metal back zipper
* by Catalina
I think I’d like to get this for the man!
Mens Vintage 1900 Wool Bathing Suit Unworn Red and Black Sold $117.00 By Chesneywold Check it out HERE. Ca. 1900 mens one piece wool bathing suit in red and black stripes. This is either a mens small or a boys medium to large. It is unworn but there are two small holes on the front at chest area as seen in photo link below. In 30 years of collecting mens vintage clothing this is the first one piece suit we have seen that buttons at the bottomof the crotch which leads us to think this was a boys suit or it was worn with shorts. Fine weave and it is still flat from being folded and never worn. 26 inches from shoulder strap to crotch. 16 inches across chest at underarms and 14.5 inches at waiste. This of course will strecth so would size this at about a mens 38. The holes are small and can be stiched if you want to wear it or looks great for display. see photo link below. Ask any questions all sales final no returns