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A 1940s summer wardrobe by Lynn Lester

A 1940s summer wardrobe by Lynn Lester

A series of 1940s adverts for fashions by Lynn Lester suggesting a summer wardrobe for June 1947. This summer capsule collection has some wonderful descriptions underneath each item – you just don’t see that any more!  There are some great new fangled fabrics, like “SnoSilk”, and also some unusual clothing styles. I had no idea what ‘cape(…)

Vintage swimwear: Stunning 1940s Cole of California bikini (maybe?)

Vintage swimwear: Stunning 1940s Cole of California bikini (maybe?)

Isn’t this wonderful? The illustration is just gorgeous, but is this the vintage swimwear in this Cole of California advert actually a swimsuit or a bikini? I’m not sure. The text reads:  Streamline – beautiful new backsweep… in a Lastex swimsuit… from Cole’s “Westward to the Sea” beachwear collection.