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October 23, 2014

Beautiful Vintage Photos of Women in Bathing Suits in Florida From Between the 1940s and 1950s

1940s bathing suits, like many other clothing items, was also losing its modesty. The ’40s was the era when the midriff was born, and it was shown in swimsuits as well as playsuits. 1940s swimsuits were tight, unlike the suits of previous eras.

Ladies of the 1950s sure knew how to make an entrance to the beach or at a tiki poolside party. 1950s swimsuit choices grow every year blending vintage style and modern trends together. Some 50s bathing suits are close reproductions while others take the modesty of retro swimwear and combined it with new prints.

(Photos via State Library and Archives of Florida)



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