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My top 10 vintage playsuits for this summer

My top 10 vintage playsuits

There’s nothing quite as cute for summer as a vintage playsuit. Sadly the weather in the UK simply isn’t nice enough to lounge around in my garden in one of these right now, but that just makes me yearn for one even more!

Here are my favourite 10 which range from the 1950s to 1990s to modern reproductions. Which one would you choose?

10. Vintage 1980s or 90s floral romper suit

Vintage 1980s floral romper suit

Vintage 1980s or 1990s floral romper suit from Betty Bones

Vintage 1980s or 1990s floral romper suit from Betty Bones. I had one just like this in the 90s, why on earth didn’t I keep it…?

9. Classic 1950s style button-front playsuit

Classic 1950s style button-front playsuit from Moon Glow Boutique

Classic 1950s style button-front playsuit from Moon Glow Boutique

Classic 1950s style button-front playsuit with elasticated waist in a pretty plaid pattern from Moon Glow Boutique.

8. Bright & colourful vintage 1960s playsuit

Bright & colourful vintage 1960s playsuit

Bright & colourful vintage 1960s playsuit

Bright & colourful vintage 1960s playsuit with button front from AlexSandras Vintage Emporium

7. Vintage 1950s skirted playsuit

Vintage 1950s skirted playsuit

Vintage 1950s skirted playsuit

Vintage 1950s skirted playsuit with cute yellow shorts underneath from the Bombshell Bowtique

6. Pretty summer 1970s jumpsuit

Pretty summer 1970s jumpsuit

Pretty summer 1970s jumpsuit

This isn’t strictly a playsuit, more of a pretty summer 1970s jumpsuit – but then not every day of summer is warm enough to wear shorts (in the UK at least!). From Gravel Ghost Vintage

5. Vintage mod playsuit with cutout sides

Vintage mod playsuit with cutout sides

Vintage mod playsuit with cutout sides

Vintage 1960s mod playsuit with cutout sides by Boo Boo Retro

4. 1950s halter neck playsuit

1950s halter neck playsuit

1950s halter neck playsuit

A classic 1950s halter neck playsuit by DaisysVtgClothesLine

3. Vintage 1980s romper suit in bold stripes

Vintage 1980s romper suit in bold stripes

Vintage 1980s romper suit in bold stripes with a contrasting bow at the waist from Concettas Closet

2. 1960s leather playsuit

1960s leather playsuit

How Suzi Quatro is this? Vintage 1960s leather playsuit by the Gathering Goddess

1. 1940s-inspired gold-kissed playsuit

Vintage halterneck playsuit

1940s-inspired gold-kissed playsuit

How glamourous is this? I can just see Esther Williams lounging poolside looking glamourous in this beautiful handmade gold-shot cotton playsuit by Whirling Turban. *Sigh*

If sizing and price were no problem, which of these would you choose?

*AMENDMENT*

After publishing this article I came across this gorgeous vintage 1950s playsuit with matching pink knickers, and I just couldn’t leave it out – isn’t it gorgeous? It’s also going for a steal on eBay right now, so if you’re going to check it out, do it quickly!

Vintage 1950s playsuit from Revival Vintage

Vintage 1950s playsuit from Revival Vintage

Vintage 1950s playsuit from Revival Vintage

4 thoughts on “My top 10 vintage playsuits for this summer

    • vilvintage Post author

      The leather playsuit is incredible isn’t it? You’d have to be quite brave to wear it, but on the right person, wowsers!

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  1. Katherine Robinson

    Hey *thanks* for showing the world one of our playsuits, Mary! We usually custom- make them; this is one reason you don’t see a lot of jumpsuits or playsuits on the market- people differ quite a bit in their torso lengths so the fit is less forgiving than it is for tops and bottoms sold separately.

    Seriously loving that leather playsuit- that would never go out of style. Yeow! 😀

    Katherine of Whirling Turban

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