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Vintage 1940s Pinup Swim Suit in Rare Floral Print FREE Worldwide Shipping

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Breathtaking 1940's-1950's playsuit, styled by 'Lee Swimplay Suits'.

We are thoroughly impressed by the subdued, neutral color pallet, used in this historic swim suit. The oh-so classic garment is constructed from a fine, cool to the touch, flat-woven acetate. The lightly-ribbed textile is printed with a cherry blossom-esque floral motif. The color pallet consists of cream, smokey gray, deep charcoal, and jet black.

The bra top is carefully constructed with flattering wide-pleated ruching, creating the classic 'pointy' shape. Boning shapes the cups of the bra (and creates wonderful stability). The top's interior is fully lined for comfort and modesty. The halter strap, is equipped with a removable, enameled slide, for adjustability. The back of the bra-top closes with a metal slide clasp.

Tailored briefs boast a super-flattering, high-waist rise. Wide-pleated ruching swoops across the front of the garment, creating a sexy, and playful skirt. The back of the briefs are cut with a modern 'boy-hipster' leg opening. The rear of the garment contains a hidden hip-cinching hook/eye corset, and a hidden metal zipper.

Another 1940s-50s gem: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71227428/vintage-day-dress-an-exquisite-picasso

All measurements are taken while garment is laying flat. Please use a similar cut garment to compare your sizing needs.

Tag Size: 10/32.
Fiber Content: 55% acetate, 33% cotton, 7% rubber, 5% other fibers.

Top Measurements: (estimated 32/34 A-B)

Bust, straight across, while garment is clasped and un-stretched: 12"
Total halter strap length: 21"

Bottom Measurements: (estimated size xs-s)

Natural waist, straight across, un-stretched: 12.5"
Hip, across fullest area: 17"
Length, from top of front waist-band, to crotch: 15"

The model shown is 5'2", dress size x-small-small, bra size 32/34 A. She stated that the suit fit well, and felt like a true to size, but could probably accommodate a 'B' cup size as well.

The swim suit is in beautiful, ready-to-wear vintage condition. It appears to have been spared any heavy usage. Although we can't be certain, we would guess that it most likely in an un-used condition.

There are two very-slight, faint marks on the rear of the bottoms by the top waist band. One very small pin-prick to the rear as well. These tiny flaws are inherent to older garments and are found with scrupulous examination. These are not obvious and will not be detected when worn.

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Vintage 1940s Pinup Swim Suit in Rare Floral Print FREE Worldwide Shipping


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: acetate, cotton, rubber, boning, metal zipper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 55 reviews
  • Favorited by: 300 people