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