Cotton bathing costume, 1920s
As women became more athletically active in sports in the early 20th century, bathing attire evolved to reflect the change. Gone were the high necklines, long sleeves, and yards of fabric worn at the beach. While the bathing beauties in the picture appear over dressed by today's scantily clad standards, their bathing suits could actually be worn for swimming.
Our one-piece bathing costume is fashioned from black cotton. The edges are finished with aqua corded piping. The attached over-skirt is decorated with embroidered flowers. It closes on the shoulders with plastic buttons.
The condition is almost excellent. Constructed to last, the costume just has minor discoloration and one small hole on the embroidery. You will be the focal point of attention at the beach in this charming bathing costume.
It measures: 42" circumference, 30" from the shoulder to the bottom of the skirt, and 38" total length from the shoulder.