These vintage bathing suits are some beauties I found while scanning a 1966 Good Housekeeping magazine. Because it’s May and it is snowing here today, it seemed like a good idea to share this pretty summer attire, if only for the sake of distraction from reality. I think the head wraps and towels on the heads are funny. I like how modest the styles are and how this lovely beachwear was created with so many different personalities in mind.

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vintage orange swimwear

vintage bathing suit 1966

vintage bathing suit 1966

vintage bathing suits 1966

vintage bathing suits 1966

vintage swimwear 1966

I like the orange suits best. The orange and navy blue two piece is my absolute favorite. Here is the closest thing I could find in modern swimwear from ModCloth:

Fruity Suity Two Piece from ModCloth

from: ModCloth

Which one is your favorite?

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3 Responses to 1966 Bathing Suits

  1. I’ve had my eye on a high waisted two piece for a while now. I just can’t seem to find one that fits my top well (36 FF!). So, let me know if you know of any good brands to try! I might resort to a Lands End plus size top and get it altered down. But, then the suit is so expensive and the proportions could be wacky since I’m small around the rib cage and such! Ah! I just want all to these to be mine now and fit perfectly :)

    • Betsy says:

      I think the high waisted two pieces are really cute, too. Bathing suit shopping is not my strong suit {haha, love the pun}, but I’ll let you know if I have any ideas. I think I’ll try the ModCloth brand first. :)

  2. beachgal says:

    We called the first one on the right Jams — they were popular for the beach but we wore them around like Burmudas too. The 3rd one down, those were usually 3 piece bikini sets and quite popular then.

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