50s Jantzen Swim Suit Vintage Vintage Bombshell Winged Bust Fins M

Wowza, what a great vintage bombshell swimsuit, perfect for lounging poolside at Viva las Vegas or any other Rockabilly event! The bathing suit is fitted, somewhat like a maillot, with a horizontally tucked modesty panel in front. The bust is shaped with fantastic origami-like pleating that creates a shelf bust with wings or fins. A pair of self fabric straps with adjustable sliders attach front and back, so can be worn in a variety of positions or completely removed for sunning.The suit is unlined, and without a built-in bra.


Labeled 38. Measurements taken without stretching, although the suit has quite a bit of "give". It was not pinned on my spokesmodel - she usually wears a modern 2-4. As an example of stretch, the waist easily goes to 28".


Inches Centimeters
Bust 32.5" 82.5
Waist 25" 63.5
Hips 34" 86.25
Length from top of suit where strap attaches to bust 21.75" 55.25

Heavy stretch fabric in a faille-like weave, a bit silky to the touch. Original color is a soft gray/purple.


Jantzen, made in USA. The suit has the iconic Jantzen Diving Girl logo at the left lower hip.


A Talon brass metal zipper down the back with a pair of heavy hooks & eyes inside a few inches from the top.


The fabric feels strong and solid. There is some color turn along some of the margins (and very subtly over the abdomen) to a pinker shade of gray, probably partly from body heat and partly from pool chemicals - see closeups. The bodice most likely had built-in bra cups at one time - there is a double layer of suit fabric in front, so the bust still has some structure. A former owner did some hand stitching along the upper edge of the back of the suit to replace an inch of machine stitching on either side - see other closeup. This does not affect the wearability or structure.


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