Original Vintage: Swimsuit

Dating from: 1950s




Side seam to side seam across bust 36” (92 cm) with stretch on the side and back panels

Side seam to side seam across waist 28” (71 cm) with stretch on the side and back panels

Side seam to side seam across hips 38” (97cm)

Length from top at centre front to middle of crotch seam 26” (66cm)

A Rock Follies Vintage Size 12


Made of: Cotton turquoise blue and white polka dot print.


Style: A classic late 1950s swimsuit with halter neckline. Without stretchy fabrics available sheering elastic was used across and up and down the fabric to create a stretch, and this costume has three ruched panels running up the front to the bust line which has a pointed design at the top which has a tiny white edge. The halter neck straps come from the sides of the bust. The crotch or the front part of the nicker is sewn behind the main tummy panel, which goes across the front in a flattering modesty line so fashionable in 1950s costumes.


Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition: The elastic is quiet loose across the back however this may help with the fit it really depends on the size of the wearer. There is some tiny hand stitching across the bust panels this may have been to take in. 


Vintage items are not new they date back to a particular era, some have survived in amazing condition, while others may show some signs of age, but we feel they still deserve to make it into our collection. Therefore, we have listed our items into three Conditions:


  • Excellent Vintage Condition: Means the item is in great shape for its age. (Most of our stock will fall into this category)

Original 1950s Cotton Swim Suit

  • machine wash or hand wash with non bio washing detergent dry naturally