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Early 1950s vintage Jantzen swimsuit originates from Portland, Oregon where all vintage Jantzen suits were born. Brown and cream suit features:

~Removable halter strap
~Boned bodice cups
~Ruched bust detail
~Covered buttons at bust
~Skirted hemline
~Staunch Talon metal back zipper
~Slimming cream contrast at sweetheart neckline and center front

Labeled: Jantzen Made in USA 18/40*

It's the early 1950s Jantzen label you'll see by scrolling down to the Jantzen section of this helpful site:

http://www.glamoursurf.com/swimwear_label_reference.html

*Do you know about vanity sizing? There was once a store called I.Magnin. Here in Portland, Oregon a lady of the mid 20th Century might wear a size 12 when she purchased things at Meier and Frank. At I. Magnin the same woman would wear a size 8. Many women were dedicated I. Magnin shoppers simply because of size. And so began the race to the bottom. They are just numbers ladies. Get out your tape measure and use the measurements provided below. An inch is always an inch an no matter your body type or weight.


Measurements

I do not pin clothing on models, but prefer instead to show you my garments on people they actually fit. I'm more concerned with your actual purchase rather than selling you an unrealistic image. My measurements at the time of this shoot were 40-32-41 and I stand 5'10" tall.

Vintage size 18/40 indicates that it fits a 40" bust.

Maillot:

~Bust: 40"- 44" Cups are very full.
~Waist: 26"- 34"
~Hip: 36"- 42" MAXIMUM
~Rise to center front: 24"
~Leg opening: 18"- 24"


Condition

Good condition rating a 6 out of 10. The cream portion of this suit was quite spotty when I got it and despite soaking it for several days, I couldn't get all the spots out.There are also about a dozen small pin holes throughout the suit. Most of them are on the wearers left side above and below the waist area.


***I ship all items via Priority Mail for both Domestic and International purchases.***


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Vintage 1950s Large Jantzen Swimsuit Brown Cream Bombshell Pin Up VLV Summer Fashions

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
  • Feedback: 284 reviews
  • Favorited by: 39 people