Thursday, January 15, 2009

Summer, Summer, Summer!


Hi Everyone! It has been so cold here these past few days that all I can do is dream of summer. Though it's still a good five months away, I've been looking online at vintage beach pictures and looking for possible bathing suit choices for when summer finally does come. I've always been a bikini girl, but this summer I can't wait to find the perfect vintage or vintage inspired one piece. I bought my first vintage suit when I was 11 or 12. I remember it being too big, especially in the chest area...hehe. I always thought I would grow into it...never happened...lol! However I still do have that bathing suit today. Anyway, I have to say that in the pictures above Audrey's suit is probably my favorite. Though I love the suit Ann Margret is wearing as well! :o)

17 comments:

Emily said...

I've been dreaming of summer too, but instead of a sea of sand & ocean breezes I've been enduring a sea of snow and windchills below zero! Such is winter in the Northeast ;)
I love vintage swim suits! I've been wanting a vintage-inspired suit for a while now, but haven't found one yet (mainly because I haven't searched very hard! lol).
Anyway, your blog is such a great read :) I've added you to my blog list - would you like to exchange links?

bare.peppermint.fashions said...

i just love 50's and 60's inspired swim suits. they just have something about them that makes them pretty and not trashy. if that makes sense. :)

i really like the style of marilyn's down at the bottom.
i hope you find one for summer!

toni

Frances Baker said...

what a great collection of photos! My housemate has a fantastic pair of vintage bathers that she found at an op shop! i'm very jealous

casey said...

These are too cute! I adore vintage swim suits... there is something so charming about them. ;) I have a pattern from the mid 1950s for a swimsuit I bought ages ago (Ebay), and still have to sew up. Believe it or not the pattern calls for boning (this was the age before spandex and other really stretchy synthetics)! Can't imagine doing real swimming in that, but it would sure look cute just lounging around the pool or beach. ;) hehe!

Now I'm dying for the warm weather to come back so I can don my 60s bikini I bought last summer...

the yellow elephant said...

Some of the pictures remind me of the old pin up drawings. They are very sweet!
xx

Sal said...

Never been a bikini girl myself, but I'm right there with you in LONGING for summer. It's -21 right now and I swear I won't leave the house until its -10. How loony is THAT?

I love that you bought a vintage suit at 11 ... you're such a star. And clearly always have been.

The Cherry Blog said...

I just love your blog collages! Im with you on wishing for summer - and I think a one piece is uber sexy too, as a bikini girl I'm thinking of investing in one! x

Solanah said...

Oh summer, how lovely :)

Great pictures, and good luck finding a suit! I have a simple black 40s one, as simple as it is, it's pretty cute. My ideal one is leopard print, but I have yet to find an affordable one. One day :)

Ariella said...

It's really hard not to dream of warmer, more pleasant weather when it's as cold as it is now.
Those old pictures are divine and really put a smile on my face. I think Audrey's swimsuit is my favourite too... maybe it's because she's so darling, or because it's so pretty and flowery... she looks lovely nonetheless.

Min said...

it's really cold here in the midwest, and i too have been thinking about how this summer i would definitely purchase a one-piece swimsuit!

muchlove said...

Lovely pictures.
I think the vintage swim suits are far better than the modern ones!

Raquel said...

gosh I love audrey hepburn!
I'm missing summer too! but I think I look really bad in a one piece.
xx

Sam said...

Audrey's suit is also my favorite. I really love these pictures.. It reminds me of the times that I did went to the beach. Now I hate to be there, because all of the sand

esme and the lane way said...

Oooh, love these pics!

I lvoe Audreys, too – I really would like a swimsuit that was kind of modest but cute, too.

Katie said...

I was thinking about getting one of these to wear when I go on holiday to Gambia! Theyre so gorgeous, and I think a photoshoot in one would be great, old school style :)

I love the one with the buttons down the front! I think my dream one would be a red and white polka dot number, with a nice bow on it somewhere.

Hope you're well! :)

noelle chantal said...

great vintage beach photos! i'm a big fan of summer! haha! i love beach and everything about it! :) i also posted "Dreamy Places" at my blog. go see it, the place is beautiful. :)

i've been wanting to have a one piece swimsuit too! :)

see you around!

Mary Sue said...

I long for summertime too! Although it's beautiful with all the snow and it's nice to cuddle up with some hot coco when it's cold outside... I'm still a summers girl, no matter what!
Oh, and Ann Margret... she's swedish you know - just like me :)

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