Wednesday, June 2, 2010

1940's Bathing Beauties








Most pictures found here others on google

I don't know about everywhere else, but here it's been hot! Around 90 degrees everyday. Believe me I'm not complaining, I love the heat! What do I think about when it's hot? Well bathing suits of course! Vintage bathing suits in particular, which I'm sure is no surprise, hehe. I came across most of these amazing photos a few weeks ago via Sarah's blog Miss Jane Elliot. I think they're some of the best vintage beach shots I've seen! I'd really like if all of these pretty suits suddenly appeared in my closet. Yeah, that'd be nice!
Well, today and tomorrow I'll be getting ready for our road trip to Tennessee, so no new posts for a few days. I'll be posting along the way so I won't be gone too long. I'm sure I'll have some exciting things to share with you while I'm down south! For now I'll leave you with these pretty pictures. Talk soon darlings!

PS: I've been updating my shop like crazy this week with some pretty items, including the white dress from my previous post. So take a peak!

34 comments:

Alicia said...

What pretty suits! I especially like that polka dot number in the first photo; how I'd love to stumble across something similar one day. Great post; thanks for sharing!

Passport Smiles said...

Back when bathing suits were truly bathing suits! I wish they still sold these everywhere.

I'm live in Nashville, TN. Hope you come and see us!

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Hanna said...

I love those photos! Vintage swimwear was so much cuter than the modern variations. I love the setting of those photos - I thought they looked like the lakefront at my college, and after clicking through, I realized they probably weren't that far away. I'll have to get a vintage suit for the next time I go out to reenact these shots.

Rebecca said...

Great photos, I wish modern swimwear was half as stylish as these 1940s beauties.

~ the dandelion girl ~

MarieBayArea said...

these photos are so cool. i love that first one. i think the blonde woman has the prettiest hairstyle. i'd love to have a similar bikini to the one in the last photo, but with a different print-maybe polka dots or florals! i'd love a bikini bottom that is somewhat modest like this one, yet still very pretty, and it's so nice that it doesn't fit so snug. i hate it when all my stuff is hangin' out. thanks for the cool retro swimsuit photos. have a nice trip to nashville!

Jenni said...

I love pictures like these. They're so cute and they look like they're having so much fun! And of course, all the suits are incredible... I especially love the blue ones in the first picture. So cute!

Mel said...

Superbes photos ! les femmes étaient si élégantes à cette époque !

BaronessVonVintage said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Safe travels, darlin' Q!

megan at Transmission Me said...

Wow, totally love them!! I'd like to see a big wave pull those babies off. My favorite is the chick with the smoke. Hot!!

Little Eden said...

I love the first picture!

Darling L said...

Oh, I can't wait for my summer vacation to go to the sea and wear a nice vintage swimming suit! Have a nice trip! :)

Dalena Vintage said...

These are so great, thanks for sharing! The blue and white polka dot suit is my favorite, so sweet and demure.

Justice Pirate said...

i love the fourth photo, bathing suit on the left the best!!! these are great!! thanks for the inspiration

jessica said...

These photos are amazing! I want a bathing suit just like that! Have a great road trip!

Anniina said...

These photos are wonderful, I love them! I need a vintage bathing suit!

WendyB said...

Oh so cute.

isolemnlysware said...

I love the one especially that the woman smoking is wearing.

Meaghan Kelly said...

ooooh i love these photos! i believe that some of them are Charles Cushman photos and I stare at that set every summer!
have you seen the website thewaywewore.com ? you'd like it i think!

HAVE FUN ON YOUR TRIP I MISS YOU SO SO SO MUCH!
i know you're going to have some exciting moments down there in your future hometown! xo

Teresa @ good-grace said...

Gorgeousness!! (found you via MissHinterland's twitter feed) These *are* some of the most beautiful shots. Love, love, love!

Miss Madeline said...

what wonderful photoraphs

Starr Crow said...

WHHHAAT... when will you be in Tennessee?? i'm going next week!!

btw... these photos are unbelievable!

DIANA DYE said...

Love them am a big fan!!♥ I think I should of lived in the 20's 50's or the amazing 60's!!.....but the good thing is that we could all try right?..........have a wonderful weekend darling♥

Starr Crow said...

awww. boohoo.. i don't leave until next Wednesday! that sucks b/c i'm driving through Nashville on Thursday to get to Bonnaroo. I can't believe I'm only missing you by a couple days. :(

Starr Crow said...

perfect! do you know which week you'll be in Memphis? i know i'll be starting school again, but if it's at the beginning of the month i'll for sure be able to make a road trip!

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Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

lovely swimsuits!

sueper said...

love those bathing suits - bought one for my upcoming honeymoon!!!

Ariella said...

Such pretty pictures! I wish the beach and the seaside would have that kind of atmosphere today as well.

hannah said...

these are incredible! how i wish i had the sewing skills to make one myself.. someday perhaps

Hippie Frou Frou said...

wow, these really ARE some of the best!


loving the polka dot tub number, i want it in my liiiife


jess s//

Mitzi Loves Opshops said...

This was such a lovely post. I fell into a mini dream just looking at the pics. Such a nice selection too. Really love reading your blog, you do such a nice job of it!!!

Cynthia said...

Vintage bathing suits are the prettiest! I love those pictures.

Maria Confer said...

So many gorgeous old photos.

Lulu Letty

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