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.
Eatmore, Vintage photos « The Sartorialist. "The sassy woman in the saddle shoes is my grandma Lois. This photograph was probably taken in the in Yakima Washington. Lois always spoke her mind and was sharp as a whip.