Monday, March 26, 2012
Swimming in style
After a winter hiatus I'm finally back to visiting my favorite second-hand stores regularly. On a recent thrifting expedition, I snagged this treasure. Isn't it a beauty?
The combination of red piping and with the vibrant blue color of the fabric can only be described as eye-catching!
Based on the color scheme, the type of fabric used, and the bust shape, I suspect this swimsuit comes from the late 60s. Can any of you readers with knowledge of vintage garment construction methods verify or modify my guess?
Even though a suit like this certainly needs no accessories, I will still be wearing it with my natural rubber swim cap.
Interested in developing your own retro bathing style? You should look into buying your own swim cap. I started out with a tiny white thing from Speedo, but the shape and pronounced logo placement did nothing for me, so a little while back I finally ordered a new cap in an old-fashioned style from the Vermont Country Store. Right now they appear to be all out of my style, but you can still order two whimsical floral versions: style 1 and style 2.