20 Fabulous Vintage Style Bathing Suits

Courtesy of Victoriana Magazine

End of the summer look at various vintage style bathing suits.

11 women and a little girl lined up for bathing beauty contest in 1920.

11 women and a little girl lined up for bathing beauty contest in 1920.

 

New York beauties in vintage bathing suits at Atlantic City carnival on Sept. 8, 1922.

New York beauties in vintage bathing suits at Atlantic City carnival on Sept. 8, 1922.

Woman in vintage bathing suit lying on beach, c.1910.

Woman in vintage bathing suit lying on beach, c.1910.

Five women in 1920s swimsuits on icy beach in February 1924.

Five women in 1920s swimsuits on icy beach in February 1924.

 

A 1922 photo shows Bill Norton, the bathing beach "cop", using a tape measure to determine the distance between a woman's knee and the bottom of her bathing suit. Remember a similar scene from “Boardwalk Empire”?

A 1922 photo shows Bill Norton, the bathing beach “cop”, using a tape measure to determine the distance between a woman’s knee and the bottom of her bathing suit. Remember a similar scene from “Boardwalk Empire”?

 

Young woman in vintage bathing suit in front of studio backdrop of beach in 1913.

Young woman in vintage bathing suit in front of studio backdrop of beach in 1913.

 

Two women in vintage bathing suits.

Two women in vintage bathing suits.

 

Roxy McGowan and Mary Thurman in vintage bathing suits, c.1918.

Roxy McGowan and Mary Thurman in vintage bathing suits, c.1918.

 

Three bathing beauties with hands joined, wearing vintage bathing suits on beach, c.1918.

Three bathing beauties with hands joined, wearing vintage bathing suits on beach, c.1918.

 

1920s movie star standing with umbrella in bathing suit eating Eskimo Pie.

1920s movie star standing with umbrella in bathing suit eating Eskimo Pie.

 

Woman in bathing suit, c.1922.

Woman in bathing suit, c.1922.

 

Vintage bathing suits, c.1929.

Vintage bathing suits, c.1929.

 

Bathing Beauty Pageant, 1925, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Bathing Beauty Pageant, 1925, Huntington Beach, Calif.

 

Vintage bathing suits, c.1925.

Vintage bathing suits, c.1925.

 

Two women in bathing costumes drying their hair, c.1928.

Two women in bathing costumes drying their hair, c.1928.

 

Photograph from 1906 shows four young women wearing vintage bathing suits sitting on sand at the beach.

Photograph from 1906 shows four young women wearing vintage bathing suits sitting on sand at the beach.

 

Happy and beautiful bather posing in front of Atlantic City boardwalk in 1903.

Happy and beautiful bather posing in front of Atlantic City boardwalk in 1903.

 

Two girls wearing vintage bathing clothing, posed in front of beach backdrop in 1902.

Two girls wearing vintage bathing clothing, posed in front of beach backdrop in 1902.

 

Six women dressed in bathing suits, c.1920.

Six women dressed in bathing suits, c.1920.

 

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