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Old 05-01-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Anybody here a fan of vintage swimsuits?? I love them!! I have this book called "SUNKISSED: Sunwear and The Hollywood Beauty 1930-1950". A really great book about swimwear and the stars wearing them. So gorgeous.

Do you think they'll ever come back again, those kind of styles? I love them!
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Yes, I LOVE them. I wear them too. My favorite is a late 40s black Sea Nymph suit with a ruched bust. I have a bumble bee Catalina that is to die for as well. I have at least 30 vintage swimsuits ranging mostly from the 40s-60s cuz I used to own a vintage clothing store.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I doubt they will ever come back in style because no days, the style seems to be more triangle cut and more revealing swimsuits with the younger crowd. Older and overweight people seem to always be in the one piece but those folks arent really marketed to by the "stylish" swimsuit designers.

You also have the swimsuits that are meant to be seen in rather than swam in. Its either swimsuits to show off the body, or swimsuits to show off the fashion and just lounging around on the beach or Bellagio pool.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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Yes, I LOVE them. I wear them too. My favorite is a late 40s black Sea Nymph suit with a ruched bust. I have a bumble bee Catalina that is to die for as well. I have at least 30 vintage swimsuits ranging mostly from the 40s-60s cuz I used to own a vintage clothing store.
Yeah, I love the Catalina line of swimwear.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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I doubt they will ever come back in style because no days, the style seems to be more triangle cut and more revealing swimsuits with the younger crowd. Older and overweight people seem to always be in the one piece but those folks arent really marketed to by the "stylish" swimsuit designers.

You also have the swimsuits that are meant to be seen in rather than swam in. Its either swimsuits to show off the body, or swimsuits to show off the fashion and just lounging around on the beach or Bellagio pool.
Well, you don't have to be overweight to wear a 1-piece. It shows more class in someone when they do. I think most bikini's, nowadays, are trashy and makes some women look like trashy hookers, in my opinion. I don't know. Sorry if I offended you, just my opinion on some of them.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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I hate a two piece. You can't do anything in them or the fall off. They are for chicks who lay around. Not ones that actually dive, swim and surf. I really liked a lot of the vintage swimwear too. You can find ones that kinda look like that now..But they are aalways over 100$ its seems..which..haa haa...I'll go with my 1pc from kmart these days.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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I doubt they will ever come back in style because no days, the style seems to be more triangle cut and more revealing swimsuits with the younger crowd. Older and overweight people seem to always be in the one piece but those folks arent really marketed to by the "stylish" swimsuit designers.

You also have the swimsuits that are meant to be seen in rather than swam in. Its either swimsuits to show off the body, or swimsuits to show off the fashion and just lounging around on the beach or Bellagio pool.
Try, I DARE you, to find an authentic vintage swimsuit in a plus size, or even anything over a modern size 8/10. They don't exist pre-1960's.

And go look in any swimsuit section and you will see influences of vintage swimwear.

I have routinely sold primo vintage suits for upwards of $300 apiece, all of them in modern size 0-4. Women were much thinner back then so PLEASE don't say vintage swimwear is for fatties, anyone over a size medium has a helluva time finding ANYTHING vintage to fit them.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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Well, you don't have to be overweight to wear a 1-piece. It shows more class in someone when they do. I think most bikini's, nowadays, are trashy and makes some women look like trashy hookers, in my opinion. I don't know. Sorry if I offended you, just my opinion on some of them.
You think one piece swimsuits are indications that a person has class as opposed to women who wear bikinis? Its about personal fashion preference, comfort and body image. I hardly think "class" has anything to do with the type of swimsuits people wear.

No offense taken by your comment. Im just going by what I see when I am at the beach or when I head to vegas and hang out at the pools. My local beaches here are Topanga beach, Malibu and Zuma so I go by what I see on my quick jaunts there to hang out. When in vegas, I almost always stay at either the Bellagio, MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay so part of my views are influenced by what I see at those places.

Even the "pinup" "betty page" type chicks I know who are totally into that whole retro style tend to mostly wear bikini's. If that old style of swimsuit were to ever make a comeback, I think these types of chicks would be the first to help usher in that trend.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I hate a two piece. You can't do anything in them or the fall off. They are for chicks who lay around. Not ones that actually dive, swim and surf. I really liked a lot of the vintage swimwear too. You can find ones that kinda look like that now..But they are aalways over 100$ its seems..which..haa haa...I'll go with my 1pc from kmart these days.
Pitt, Jantzen makes some really cute one pieces that look very vintage, TJMAxx and Marshalls had a ton of them last year for around $40.00., they are called the Heritage Collection.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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You think one piece swimsuits are indications that a person has class as opposed to women who wear bikinis? Its about personal fashion preference, comfort and body image. I hardly think "class" has anything to do with the type of swimsuits people wear.

No offense taken by your comment. Im just going by what I see when I am at the beach or when I head to vegas and hang out at the pools. My local beaches here are Topanga beach, Malibu and Zuma so I go by what I see on my quick jaunts there to hang out. When in vegas, I almost always stay at either the Bellagio, MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay so part of my views are influenced by what I see at those places.

Even the "pinup" "betty page" type chicks I know who are totally into that whole retro style tend to mostly wear bikini's. If that old style of swimsuit were to ever make a comeback, I think these types of chicks would be the first to help usher in that trend.
I totally agree with your last paragraph. But most bikinis these days are so skimpy, it's like you have to be so darn slim/skinny to wear them. Yeah, back in Bettie Page's days they were awesome (those types I like best).
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