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Swim Wear Collection

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Prestatyn Holiday Camp, for a real seaside holiday

Prestatyn Holiday Camp, for a real seaside holiday
Cover illustration for Prestatyn Holiday Camp, for a real seaside holiday, showing a couple in swimwear, holding hands and gazing at one another

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Bathing Belle on Pier

Bathing Belle on Pier
A flirtatious young woman in a two-piece bathing costume of side lacing shorts & striped tunic adjusts her black stockings. N.B espadrilles with ribbon lacing

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Girl in a very revealing swimsuit

Girl in a very revealing swimsuit
Girl in a really very revealing swimsuit for the 1920s! Must have been a cold day. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Advert / Monte Carlo Beach

Advert / Monte Carlo Beach
Advertisement promoting Monte Carlo beach

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: The Plane - and the Beautiful by Albert Bailey

The Plane - and the Beautiful by Albert Bailey
A group of young women, attired in elegant swimwear, wave to an aeroplane flying up ahead. Date: 1927

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Saved by a female Bather

Saved by a female Bather
A gentleman bather who has found himself in trouble, is rescued by two extremely glamorous lady bathers. One has him firmly In Tow

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: David Wright woman in a red swimsuit

David Wright woman in a red swimsuit
Elegant woman with red hair, wearing a one-piece red swimsuit, red shoes, and a wide brimmed floppy hat. She is sitting on a table with a red and white tablecloth

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Prestatyn Holiday Camp brochure

Prestatyn Holiday Camp brochure
A Prestatyn Holiday Camp brochure -- Look! Heres your 1955 Holiday -- showing two women and a man in swimsuits standing on the deck of a ship, looking out

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Bathing Belle Parade

Bathing Belle Parade
Three disgruntled beauty queens look particularly annoyed at a sassy woman in a red bikini holds a placard boasting that she can cook too!

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Front cover of The Bystander by Barribal

Front cover of The Bystander by Barribal
Two young ladies playing in the sea

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Canoeist about to Canoe

Canoeist about to Canoe
Girl in her one-piece swimming costume & bathing cap with checker board trim going off for a paddle

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Three German Sunlovers

Three German Sunlovers
One-piece bathing costumes for men & women. His is striped, the ladys ones have V -necks & short legs. The lady in the sleeveless costume wears bathing shoes or espadrilles

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Polka Dot Bikini 1950S

Polka Dot Bikini 1950S
An athletic young woman, wearing an itsy bitsy polka dot bikini with spaghetti straps, sinks into the wet sand on a beach

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Buxom Blonde in Bikini

Buxom Blonde in Bikini
Confident, buxom blonde in a white terry towelling strapless bikini, strikes a classic pose for the camera

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent

Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Silhouette swimwear advertisement, 1962

Silhouette swimwear advertisement, 1962
Jolly advertisement for Silhouette swimwear featuring a number of smiling (and, perhaps a little vacuous-looking) women on a beach wearing some brightly printed swimwear

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Ladies and Bath Machine

Ladies and Bath Machine
Ladies on a beach beside their bathing machine

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Advert for Ribana pure wool bathing suits 1931

Advert for Ribana pure wool bathing suits 1931
Multiform and multicolour for a multitude of tastes.... Ribana swimming suits for women, men and children are finely woven from soft Austrralian wool in a wide variety of styles and colours

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: The Peachcomber by Rick Elmes

The Peachcomber by Rick Elmes
A dapper chap in a sharp white suit and cane enjoys the attentions of several young women in bathing suits on a beach. Date: 1927

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Caricature of Annette Kellerman - Swimmer and Actress

Caricature of Annette Kellerman - Swimmer and Actress
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (18861975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Bas de Soie by Harold Earnshaw

Bas de Soie by Harold Earnshaw
An elegant girl in a swimming costume chases gracefully after a small terrier dog who has run away with her head scarf on the beach, an essential part of the 1920s swimwear look. Date: 1927

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: The Bystander Summer Number 1928

The Bystander Summer Number 1928
A bold, colourful cover for The Bystander Summer Number featuring two attractive young women in beachwear. One, wearing a hat and holding a parasol, is more sensible of the sun

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Striped Bathing Costume

Striped Bathing Costume
Edwardian bathing beauty in a striped one-piece bathing costume & espadrilles with embroidered linen uppers & ribbon lacing

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Woman on Beach / 1950S

Woman on Beach / 1950S
A woman sits on the beach in front of a brightly coloured stripy parasol, and smiles for the camera

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Advert for Kleinerts Roxy watertight bathing caps 1948

Advert for Kleinerts Roxy watertight bathing caps 1948
Wonderful to know that dive, swim under water, do-what-you-will, weraing a Roxy cap your hair just womn t get wet. Tucked away above a patent inner flange - a simple but perfect device that forms an

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: The Anchorite by Laurie Tayler

The Anchorite by Laurie Tayler
A lone male bather reads a newspaper on a jetty, unaware that he is the focus of every woman on the beach. Date: 1927

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Swimwear Men and Women

Swimwear Men and Women
No bikinis yet ! The modern swimsuit is flattering fashion wear in its own right - including the Buccaneer, a new style in mens trunks

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: H. L. Oakley and others on the beach, Scarborough

H. L. Oakley and others on the beach, Scarborough
The renowned silhouette artist H. L. Oakley (front row, second from left), with a group of men and women, all in their swimming gear on the beach at Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Blankenberghe, Belgium

Blankenberghe, Belgium - a beach troubador, thoroughly entertaining a group of children in their bathing costumes

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Micro Bikini Top 1950S

Micro Bikini Top 1950S
A fresh faced model with chestnut curls and a beaming smile adjusts the narrow spaghetti straps to her red & white polka dot bikini top which she wears with shorts

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: The Trooping of the Colour by Norman Keene

The Trooping of the Colour by Norman Keene
A group of young women in an array of rainbow bright swimwear skip and run along a beach. Date: 1927

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Sea-birds by Wilmot Lunt

Sea-birds by Wilmot Lunt
A lone, young woman in a white swimming costume and red bathing cap, sits on the beach and gazes at the seagulls flying above. Date: 1927

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Marie Louise Berger

Marie Louise Berger
The French actress, Marie Louise Berger (renowned in the Theatre Athenie), in this illustration by Domergue. She is sporting an elegant red shawl with frills with ladybird dots

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: The Tatler front cover, May 1962 - Summer fashion issue

The Tatler front cover, May 1962 - Summer fashion issue
Front cover of The Tatlers summer fashion issue for 1962 featuring a photograph of a girl wearing a jazzy swimsuit standing in a boat at Cala Piccola in Italy

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Victorian Swimwear / Uk

Victorian Swimwear / Uk
Bathing costumes of the late Victorian / early Edwardian era. Date: circa 1901

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Family running across sand dunes

Family running across sand dunes
A family of four -- mother, father and two children -- running happily across the sand dunes on a beach in Cornwall

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: 1930S Swimwear Photo

1930S Swimwear Photo
A woman in a boyish tank style swim-suit with a ship design belt buckle, and wearing a magnificent wide-brimmed hat, admires the view out to sea

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Frilly Bikini 1960S

Frilly Bikini 1960S
Girl in bikini walks along a cliff path on a fine summer day

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Beach Ball Girl / Woof

Beach Ball Girl / Woof
Pretty blonde bathing beauty, wearing white court shoes & a pale blue, halter-neck one- piece costume, poses on a sandy beach holding a small beach ball

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: MISS O DELLs SWIMWEAR

MISS O DELLs SWIMWEAR
Edwardian bathing beauty Miss M. Odell wears a V -neck, one-piece bathing costume with go-faster stripes down the sides

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Swimwear Circa 1960

Swimwear Circa 1960
Before the bikini: To flatter your figure this summer choose a swimsuit that has has the long-lasting elasticity which Lastex yarn provides... Date: circa 1950

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: SWIMWEAR 1860-1870

SWIMWEAR 1860-1870
French costumes de bains de mers for women & children

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Girl in Beach Wrap

Girl in Beach Wrap
A girl in red sunglasses wears a very short, sleeveless, wrap-over beach robe in a bold floral print with a plain border trim... cool. Date: 1969

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Advert for J. Roussel swim suits for men & women 1935

Advert for J. Roussel swim suits for men & women 1935
The new swim suit by Roussel in airollasta Swim suits by Roussel gently control the figure and mould it to slim beauty without the least restriction to the most vigorous movement. 1935

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Advert for Dolcis shoes 1939

Advert for Dolcis shoes 1939
Stepping sunwards. For gay feet to flash over sunsplahed beaches, new Dolcis sandals, rediant with glowing colour or brilliant contrasts

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: Advert for Charnaux womens beachwear 1935

Advert for Charnaux womens beachwear 1935
An advertisement for American beachwear for women by Charnaux - their newest contribution to summer gaiety and smartness. Date: 1935

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: The Bathing Plage at Nice by Howard K. Elcock

The Bathing Plage at Nice by Howard K. Elcock
A November study in the sunshine at Nice where blue skies, warm sun and gleaming water attract smart society away from the drab British weather for a holiday

Background imageSwim Wear Collection: As a Duck to Water by Lindsay Cable

As a Duck to Water by Lindsay Cable
A lone female bather in a fetching red and yellow bathing suit sits on the end of a pier or jetty and gazes into the water below. Date: 1927



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