Thursday, December 15, 2011

Turn of the Century Swimsuit!

From the seller:

For auction is an authentic woman's bathing costume from the early 20th Century. It is a step in design with 5 original buttons up the front. The material seems to be cotton. This is almost as if never worn--all hems and stitching is intact, all buttons original, elastic at the legs is intact, and NO soiling. The only blemish is a tiny bit of wear in the stitching of the top button hole. This was acquired from an Upstate, New York spinster's estate from within trunk containing much unworn clothing of the period. A similar swim wear was listed by us several months ago, and all questions regarding authenticity were answered and the buyer was most pleased ( tho did not leave feedback for anonymity reasons ). Return will be quickly honored if the item is thought to be misrepresented. This is a most unusual item, in most unusually GREAT condition! Will wrap well and mail for a 1 pound package, insurance or tracking optional but suggested. Thanks for bidding.

On Nov-09-11 at 15:47:54 PST, seller added the following information:

A viewer has asked for some measurements: From arm pit to arm pit = 18 inches; waist is approx. 26 inches; from shoulder seam to seam is 14 inches.

From Me:

I seriously doubt that it's cotton. It's most likely wool. The swimsuit would have originally had a skirt attached via the buttons in the back that seems to have long since been lost. My guess is that this is more 1890's than 1900's but, just like now, older styles would still be seen in the later decade.

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