The newest beach clothes & bathing suits (1955)

1955 swimwear

Swimsuits: Quaintness up-to-date

Old-fashioned cottons with ruffles still leave skin bare for the beach

Although they are brief in size and brash in color, the newest beach clothes make the wearers look some-thing like old-fashioned girls of some 80 summers back.

These flouncy playsuits and bathing suits pose a considerable amount of skin, but are demurely decorated with pinafore necklines, little girl skirts, ruffles and bustles and bows. One swimsuit with bloomer pants is made even quainter by a floppy sun-bonnet. Made of brightly-colored cotton or gingham, the new styles look best on young, long-legged girls.

This summer’s new hair-by-the-yard can be worn in a trailing ponytail, wrapped in a knot or tucked wider big straw hat.

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1955 swimwear

1955 swimwear

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