Classic pin-up style swim and play suit from the 1950s or early 1960s. Navy plaid cotton with crisp white trim at sweetheart neckline and boy shorts. Button straps can be worn straight back or crossed. Bodice is boned and has a built-in, unpadded bra. Ruching at sides for a custom and comfortable fit. This bathing costume and sunsuit is fully lined. Union made in the U.S.A. From my personal collection.
Labels: Robby Len Fashions and 1955-'63 ILGWU tag
Fiber/Care: 95% cotton/5% other fibers, acetate lining, washable (hang to dry)
Condition: we stitched up a hole in the double-layer crotch lining (it was there when we purchased the suit, and did not affect wear at all, but we thought you'd like it repaired so we did)
*This suit is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
- labeled a vintage size 12/34, but sizing has changed so please go by the measurements provided. the elasticized ruching provides give above the waist -
top of strap to waist (over bust): 17.5"/
(note that you could move the buttons to lengthen or shorten as needed)
top of cup to waist (over bust): 10.5"/26.5cm
leg opening diameter: 11"/28cm
center front bodice to crotch seam: 22.5"/57cm
For reference, live model is 5'5.75" tall and measures b: 35.5" (32D), w: 26.5", hip: 35.5" and normally wears a modern size 2/4. If your measurements are slightly smaller or similar, it should work fine for you. A 32D is about the same as a 34C.
(BDV SKU: 00551-001)
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