Vintage 1940s Bombshell Pinup Girl Play Suit Set Two Piece Romper White Satin S

$250.00

Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a wonderful 1940s pin-up girl two piece playsuit, for romping around the beach or campsite, or just for looking sexy.  The set is made of off white coloured satin, probably a natural rayon based fabric.  It is patterned with a repeating bow motif in contrasting matte fabric against the satin background.  The bra is gathered at the front and backed in off-white cotton.  It has halter style straps that tie at the back of the neck and bottom straps that tie at the back.  The bottom is made in a “culottes” style and has a built-in cotton panty, separate from the exterior (see posed photo).  They close with a button at the waist and three down the left side.  

Label:  Artist Model Art Knit Original with an illustration of a bathing beauty

Sizing:  The label reads size 16, but this is a vintage sizing.  It should fit a small size, but please refer to the following measurements for fit:

Top:

40” across the bottom of the back, but you need extra fabric in order to tie it closed. I’m unsure about the cup size, probably a C, but I’m not sure.  The cup measures 7 3/8” in height following the interior centre seam and 8 1/2” in width from the centre of the bra to the end of the cotton interior - it appears to have a depth of about 2 1/2”, but measuring the depth is difficult.

Bottom:  

Waist: 24” around - you could move the button over to maybe get 26” around the waist.

Hips:  34”-35” around

Length:  15” at the centre, measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition, clean, except for a few light brown stains at the back (see last close-up photo).  I’ve only tried soap and water to try to remove these, but I’m sure that a professional cleaning service should be able to remove these.

Rare to find an authentic pinup play suit like this - wonderful label!