Wednesday, June 25, 2008

1930's Swimwear




Yes, another vintage swimsuit post! But how could I not brag about the 1930's bathing suit I just got! This is my oldest one yet! It's black, and it basically looks like a long tank top made out of wool. Here are some photos of Joan Blondell, Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard and Jean Harlow, in the swimwear of the time. I must say, Jean's suit is pretty scandalous compared to the other ones! They're all pretty cute though. I love the little belts that were worn with them! Which swimsuit is your favorite?

18 comments:

Helena S. said...

Wonderful blog! What a treasure. I love the pics here. :-)

The Clothes Horse said...

I love these! Claudette's reminds me of a retro Bond girl--it might be the belt. I think I like Jean Harlow's the best, I just adore that woman, it's so glam!

RASPBERRY said...

I love how vintage swimwear fits perfectly on curvier women!

My favorite is the one on the second picture. So glamorous!

The Seeker said...

What a pretty and nice blog!

Thank you for leaving that lovely comment in my blog.

Those vintage swimwear are great.

xx

Francis Girard said...

I love the fourth one - so classic. My figure suits these styles. I think Im trapped in the wrong era. xf

Shirley's Place said...

I love them all! I agree, the belts are cute, as well.

In Yr Fshn said...

Lombard's is my fave but sadly, swimsuits look awful on me. These are gorgeous though...

**La Gauche Divine** said...

lovely...vintage swimwear it's just incredible!!


nice blog.

see u soon

regards,

CoutureCarrie said...

Very cool! There is an exhibit here in CT at the Wadsworth Museum about the history of the bathing suit; your post just reminded me that I need to get over there and see it!!

Kira Fashion said...

very classy, for sure!!!

a kiss!!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Jean Harlow, what a woman! I really must get myself a suit like these for my coming summer. It would cover up my tattoo just perfectly for when I need to be more demure.

ambika said...

What gorgeous shots. I'll never get tired of seeing Jean Harlow.

Lisa said...

I prefer Claudettes modest and cute swimsuit. She looks so sweet in it. Though all 4 are so pretty:)

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curvyandproud said...

i love these swimsuits! whoever said they were trapped in the wrong era! i hear you! im so glad these swimsuits are coming back into fashion!
great page btw!

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Luke said...

wow thanks for the picts great for school project ideas
- i like the 2nd pict the best