SOLD // 50s / 60s Vintage Skirted Rockabilly Swimsuit
50s / 60s Vintage Skirted Rockabilly Swimsuit
Fantastic vintage rockabilly swimsuit possibly made in the early 60s in the 50s pinup style. The ILGWU label is from the early 60s, but the style of this suit is definitely 50s. This suit is wonderfully made in a fit and flare style. The bodice has a sweetheart neckline with a small yoke. There is a center front seam, a tailored bust with interfacing for structure, princess seams, and side boning. The bodice is fully lined. The back has side ruching, back seams, and a full back metal zipper. The bathing suit has attached corded shoulder straps that can be adjusted with a button in the back. The bloomers appear to offer full coverage in the back. They have tucks in the front and elastic around the legs which appear to be in good condition. The skirt is fully pleated and has a corded sash/tie. The suit is made in a lightweight abstract patterned fabric that almost resembles a cotton sateen, but is probably a "new age" water resistant, drip dry, fabric (exact fabric unknown). This is a fantastic vintage suit, in wonderful condition, that would be perfect for a day at the pool or your favorite seaside retreat.
50s / 60s Vintage Rockabilly Skirted Swimsuit
Size: Vintage 14, fits like a small.
Maker: GaBar, New York
Color(s): Turquoise blue, lime green, baby blue
Measurements taken with the garment lying flat, please double chest/bust, waist and hip measurements.
***This is a non stretchable fabric and you might consider using the waist measurement as a guide. There is a bit of give in the back due to the ruching. This suite fit the dress form perfectly and you may wish to consult the form measurements below****
Length (center of bodice to bottom of the crotch): 23"
Length to waist (taken at side): 7.5"
Skirt length (waist to hem): 14.5"
Strap drop (adjustable): 5.5-6.5"
Back Width (some stretch): 13.5-14.5"
Condition: Vintage - Very Good.
Photographed on a dress form with the following measurements, Bust 35 1/2", Waist 25 1/2", Hips 35 3/4", Rib cage 29 1/2"