Thursday, April 29, 2010

vintage beach beauties



I've been browsing images of vintage bathing suits lately, which brought me to these perfectly styled 1950s photographs. I love that there was a time when beach wear could look sophisticated and even a bit glamorous.

Photography by Nina Leen. Found on flickr.

34 comments:

mnemonique said...

awesome! now this fashion comes back, so we also can look like these beauties :)

My Passport to Style said...

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Daisy said...

I adore these !

Little Bear Stories said...

i love them, wish i owned the checked one in the bottom picture. swimsuits used to be so much more elegant x

Nadine said...

Yes... Strawberry Kitten was my old blog.

I love the pictures... adorable snapshots!

Sharon said...

love love love

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

You're right, these are perfectly styled! I wish I was half as glamourous as these ladies when I hit the beach. Something to aspire to I guess haha

beingdena said...

I love these pictures. Looking for a new bikini, maybe I should go for something like these ;) x

Harlow Darling said...

Oh if only they still made these and sold them at the shops...these are so gorgeous...whatever happened to swimwear...it became more like under wear...
It really is too bad, I would actually bother going to the beach if swimwear these days was this lovely!

xxx
Harlow

Anna said...

gorgeous!
xo

highplainsthrifter.net said...

Cuuute! I'm so ready for summer and beach time with the girls.

Lisa Grace said...

Ooh I love these!

Liz said...

Ugh I want one so bad!!

Jen said...

I adore the hats! 1950s swimwear was so elegant and sophisticated. Nothing like the triangle bikinis and thongs of today!

Maria Confer said...

These photos are amazing. I want to look this sophisticated and beautiful in my swimsuit.

Lulu Letty

jozen said...

love it! puts me in the perfect mood for my upcoming hawaii trip!

Lady Grey said...

Fun! These sun hats are fabulous!

lavelle said...

fabulous!

xx

Down and Out Chic said...

the nautical shirts and adorable swimsuits are perfection!

thenextarrow said...

these are so lovely + cool. thanks for sharing.

xo Alison

Lulu said...

i've seen that last photo before...they're all gorgeous! and i love love love vintage/vintage style bathing suits. especially one pieces, they're so fun!

Gracie said...

They are so glamourous with their pretty swimsuits. And their hair is always done up to perfection. The pictures are really pretty.

babalisme said...

I HEART vintage swimsuit, they're more figure friendly than today's bikinis and tankinis or something in between.

do you know http://www.twentyforteen.blogspot.com/ ? Agnita the owner makes custom order swimsuit, and I just ordered a sailor theme one. :)

Miss Madeline said...

amazing photography

Cecilia said...

Oh, what a delight to look at! I love these types of swimsuits -- they're almost like mini-dresses these days. :-) And, I adore the photography, too!

Soné said...

SOOOOOO IN LOVE WITH THESE!

tywo said...

I love it.
Stunning.

LOVE!

miss lucille said...

these are truly lovely!

Sally said...

I love these!! Those bathing suits are so glamorous and lovely!

Emily said...

Sigh. I, too, love the sophistication of vintage bathing suits.

See Hear Say said...

just unbelievably beautiful and elegant!

Becca said...

Wouldn't it be fun if women got all dressed up to go to the beach?
They used to wear special stockings and dresses just to swim!
So cute- I love all these pictures

Camille Anastasia said...

http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/

That's where I got my vintage swim wear! Fits great AND they have a bunch of other cool stuff...incase you're interested.

Erin said...

love these photos!
just found your blog and am your newest follower!
follow back if you'd like :)

xo
Erin

pinkandpolos.blogspot.com