Model in suit with back-belted jacket and straight skirt by Handmacher, felt hat faced with leopard print by John Frederics Charmer, bamboo plastic satchel by Ingber April 1953 Glamour Photo by Francesco Scavullo
Many decades ago, long before the beach became synonymous with bikini-clad hotties, there were simply ladies in modest swim wear, out for a dip rather than a swim. Take a look at some classic swim wear photos from the pages of vintage fashion magazines.
Anne Gunning in vintage Dior for L’Officiel Magazine, 1953 I actually own a Kasper copy cat suit & purchased it specifically for these lines and colors. I need the clutch, the gloves, and most obviously, the hat.