The Best Vintage Clothing — Vintage Swimwear

A Brief History of Vintage Swimwear: From Baggy Knits to String Bikinis

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You can buy swimwear in any style imaginable now, from the tiniest bikini to form-enhancing shape-wear swimsuits and even burqinis, but it hasn't always been that way.  Here's a brief history of modern swimwear, from it's beginnings in the 1920s through to the 1970s. 1920s The 1920s was the decade where swimwear first started to resemble the swimming costume we know today. The Twenties were a decade of female emancipation: long hair was bobbed short, hemlines got higher and higher and it got increasingly more acceptable for women to have careers. The new form-fitting swimwear reflected the spirit of the...

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A Schiaparelli Swimsuit Owned by a Champion

Designer Vintage Elsa Schiaparelli gold lame Melva Block roller skating Schiaparelli swimsuit Vintage Swimwear

Something which has always fascinated me about vintage clothing is the history behind each piece. Who wore it before, what occasion did they buy it for, even what type of closet did it hang in? It's sad that so much of the time we can't know the answers to these questions, but I have a real treat for you today. Not only was this vintage swimsuit made by Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the most influential and sought-after designers of the 1930s and 40s, but it was owned by the gorgeous skating star Melva Block. Block (pictured below) was a national...

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