Monday 29 July 2013

Water nymph or the knitted bathing suit of the 30's

From sexy back details, fancy stitched eye candy, striped and checkered frolics, cute two-tone combinations and fun colour blocking, to matching accessories and simply ridiculous beret & pompon additions - you name it , the 1930's knitted bathing suit will have it. 

They also have their detractors, and I have heard them categorized as deeply unflattering, lacking the necessary support for the womanly attributes, and of course the wool content is frowned upon nowadays for being itchy and to do with concerns of how it behaves in  water. 

Whilst these are all valid points, in my book there's simply no hotter swimwear and there's no itch as itchy as the urge of owning a bathing suit such as the beautiful examples in these patterns.

cca 1934 swimsuit, via cemetarian etsy

1934 swimsuit knitting pattern via Pamoolah etsy

1938 bathing suit via

 via K D Wildflowers pinterest

1930's swimsuit via Baby Dee Vintage Knitting & Crochet.



1930 knit swimsuit via cemetarian, etsy

via needlewoman.etsy

via atticmagpie etsy

via adeline'sattic.tumblr


  1. Wonderful images! Ahhh, to have the kind of slender, lump and bump free figure one needs to look amazing in knit swimwear! :)

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Agreed, I would imagine you'd almost need shapewear to look as perfect as these models. They are so cool, nevertheless!