I really wish life was in technicolor, don't you?! I'm feeling so inspired by these classic beach photos, and cannot wait to frolic in the ocean very soon! I absolutely L O V E vintage bathing suits, and find them the most flattering, not to mention very chic. They look amazing underneath circle skirts, or paired with jeans. I've been thinking about the perfect beach cover ups lately, like a cozy fair isle sweater (such as the one on Marilyn pictured below), or a light denim button down. I have a few bathing suits from the 1950s/60s that I purchased on ebay. It was an obsession for a while. A few of them even have cone bra! Cheeky!!
That photo above makes me really happy. I mean, how perfect are those women? That pineapple!
Beautiful Marilyn. I bet that sweater was hand knitted. She looks so warm and peaceful in this image. Taken in 1962 by George Barris. His shots of her have such a California feel to them. Check out this one, and this one!
OH!! THIS ONE!!!
...or this one! ^ What?
Y E S
Lace and perfect eyebrows!
Bettie had some glorious gams!
I was named after this bathing beauty. Ava Gardner rocked it! Wow, just wow.
Happy, breezy beach days!
All images provided by the google rabbit hole.