Swimwear & Beachwear

This page is our shop window we will dress it up for events, seasons or just because we have some fabulous pieces of vintage that we just want to show you!

All the items for sale in the feature Display will be listed on this page, along with a few extras.

If you can't see them yet do enquire via the contact form on home page.

Each display will have a bit of a theme going on and the current one is:

Swimwear & Beachwear


 So different to todays modern alternative, without stretchy fabric the clever use of shirring, seersucker fabrics and even knitted fabrics were used. The styles were mainly one piece although the two piece bathing costume was worn by women in the 1930s the bikini was more generally thought to have been invented due to fabric rationing in 1946. A lot more demure the legs were cut lower and the waists were higher, with inner formed bra liners in the tops to give a formed shape to the bust line, there were pleats, tucks, modesty panels and little skirts across the front.

So if you want to add a vintage swim suit to your vintage clothing and accessory collection do have a look at ours.