Vintage Pinup Girl Bathing Suit 1940s 50s Swimsuit Size S
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a wonderful 1940s 50s swimsuit or bathing suit, the type that a pinup girl would wear for a beauty contest. The bathing suit is made in a pale yellow colour with black crisscross trim. There are buttons at the back to which the straps affix, either straight or crossed at the back, or you can tie the straps at the back neck in a halter style, as I have posed it. The back of the waist is elasticized as are the leg openings and the bathing suit does up the back with a metal zipper. The manufacturer’s label reads “Pedigree Canada’s Finest Pedigree Mfg Co. Ltd. Montreal”. There is a support stay at the right side, but none at the left. Although this 40s 50s swimsuit should fit a small size, please refer to the following measurements for fit:
Bust: 34” around approximated due to open back
Waist: 25”-26” around fully stretched
Hips: 36” around
Leg opening: 21” around
Length: about 35”, measured flat, with the halter strap tied at the neck.
Condition: This 40s 50s swimsuit is in very good condition, clean, but the seam around the left leg opening is open and the trim is detached (see last close-up photo). Otherwise, this 40s 50s swimsuit is clean, with the plastic covering on the crotch still intact and has no other pronounced wear, maybe slight uneven toning, really nothing.
This is a hard to find item - authentic 40s 50s swimsuit!