Original Vintage: Silky Swimsuit with Pleated Skirt
Dating from: 1950s
Label: Helbarden Regent St. London W1 Size 40
Side seam to side seam across bust 40” (102cm)
Side seam to side seam across waist 32” (81 cm)
Side seam to side seam across hips 43” (109 cm)
Length from top at centre front to skirt seam 13 ½” (34.3cm)
Length from top at centre front to skirt hem 21 ½” (54.5 cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size 16
Made of silky acetate in a dusky rose pink with a stunning design of large flowers in olive green edged in brown with brown foliage and brown stems of white pussy willow buds. This is not a stretch fabric.
Style: The bodice has seven panels which give a shaped bodice, which has bra cups, and the back has been reinforced with white cotton on each side and has a bra hook under zip. The pleated skirt and knickers are sewn to the bodice. The knickers have a separate crotch section and is lined in white cotton fabric hygiene strip, the legs have a white bias binding and are softly gathered with elastic. The suit has a metal zip that runs down the centre back of the bodice and the knickers. The back is scooped just above the waistline and has a casing of soft elastic, the straps are adjustable with two buttons and buttonholes over the shoulders.
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition
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