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February 17, 2023

35 Vintage Photos Show Swimsuit Styles of the 1950s

The 1950s swimsuits were cut straight across the top of the leg in the form of a modesty apron that hid the separate matching fabric crutch. Subtle changes occurred in a few years and the modesty apron style soon looked old fashioned.

A wide range of fabrics including lined cotton, stretch Lastex and elastic ruched waffle nylon were popular for 1950s swimsuits.

In the Fifties, the bikini was still thought of as risqué and best suited to film stars and strippers, but a tame version of the fashion a two piece playsuit was often seen as were skirted 1950s swimsuits.

Two piece suits had sturdy patterned fabric bras with secure wide straps which were set atop shorts with modesty skirts were popular. These were usually made in satin cotton and printed with exotic vivid prints.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see what swimsuits looked like in the 1950s.

1 comment:

  1. We've come a long way in "the art of revealing more of women's flesh" technology..




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