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Women's authentic, late 1950s to early 1960s, vintage two piece, bikini swimsuit, leopard print by Cole of California. I've seen several one piece suits from this era but could not find another original bikini. This suit reminds me of one Jayne Mansfield wore for a magazine photo shoot in the 1950s.

Bra top has molded cups, straps have plastic buttons and three sets of button holes for length adjustment but straps could also be worn halter style tied at back neck. Back elastic strap closes with two sets of plastic buttons & two button holes.

Bottoms have elastic waist and leg openings, fabric is semi sheer but does have a nylon, nude color, partial modesty shield lining in front and rear. This style bikini bottom usually sits below the navel but not as low as today's modern suits.

Labels in the bra top reads "Cole of California" (listed as size 10 but see measurements below) 100% Nylon, WPL #3575 U.S.A. Hand wash in Woolite.

OVERALL CONDITION is excellent, very wearable as it is but for the sake of disclosure I'll make mention of these items, the waist elastic in the bottoms has been replaced and upon close inspection I noticed some hand sewn stitching. The nude gusset lining in the bottoms has about six teeny pin holes not visible on the outside of the fabric. There is a small apx. 1/8" round black dot stain on the right front of the bottoms just below the waistband, none of these issues are blatantly obvious or would make this rare swim suit less wearable as it is but the price does reflect them.


Bra top,
Lower rib cage 26" relaxed to 32" stretched
Across bust, underarm to underarm. 32" relaxed to 34" stretched
Cups appear to be a B

Waistband 27" relaxed to 35" stretched, remember this does not sit high at the natural waistline but below it hip hugger style.

Hips 32" relaxed to 38" stretched

Insurance is included in the mailing cost for U.S. buyers

Neck scarf is not included.

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50s 60s Leopard Bikini Swimsuit Cole of California Nylon 2 Piece Hip Hugger Vintage Bathing Suit Bombshell


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: nylon, elastic, buttons
  • Only ships within United States.
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