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60s Mad Men chic Ban Lon Dartex swim suit - white maillot one piece - Marilyn Monroe pinup chic - Jantzen style

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Estate sale find: super chic white one-piece maillot from the the late 50s or early 60s. There is only one label in the suit (I'm guessing the brand and size label were removed) that says Dartex Ban Lon. This may be a Darlene suit or a Jantzen, but I can't identify it. The front has a sheer crinkle pleated overlaying the body of the suit--nice detail. It has a little drawstring as well. The bra cups are molded. I would call this a size 4 or 6, but check your measurements below for a proper fit. The fabric is thick and stretchy and is not stretched-out or tired. There are no stains or marks. It looks to have never been worn. The crotch is clean and has no sign of wear on the modesty panel. It's a great swim suit in amazing condition.

32" bust with cups (I don't know the cup size)
27" shoulder to crotch (measured hanging, not stretched)
15" across back, measured at bottom of arm hole
16" from bottom of back side v-neck dip to crotch back side
32" hip (unstretched)

label: Dartex Ban Lon, 78% nylon; 22% rubber.

Condition: very good to excellent vintage condition with general wear consistent with age. The fabric is clean and has no holes. The bra cups, when wet will become supple and the denting seen in the mannequin images will smooth out. It's a great suit in great condition just waiting for a beach or swim club to be shown off.

Check out the rest of my swim suits here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/101133572/vintage-swim-suit-anne-klein-turquoise

https://www.etsy.com/listing/99847864/80s-robby-len-bathing-suit-nwt-dead

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60s Mad Men chic Ban Lon Dartex swim suit - white maillot one piece - Marilyn Monroe pinup chic - Jantzen style

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