Labor Day often symbolizes the end of summer, but we aren’t quite ready for it to end just yet. Take a look at these bathing suits and see how much styles have changed.
Black Cotton Bathing Suit, 1915
This black cotton bathing suit has built-in bloomers, a sailor collar, and a detachable skirt. There are four buttons down the front with black and cream ribbon edging.
Green Shirred Bathing Suit, Late 1930s
This green bathing suit is made of 100% nylon lastex. Lastex is a material with an elastic core wrapped with thread, in this case, nylon thread. The shirred bodice has stays throughout the top, giving the suit a rigid structure. The halter suit also includes a zipper closure up the back.
Yellow Bathing Suit with Clothes-Pin Fabric, 1953
This cotton yellow bathing suit is most noticeable for its bright color and graphic fabric featuring a repeating clothes-pin pattern. It has a sweetheart neckline, adjustable straps, a smocked back, and ruffles through the neckline and hips.