A few weeks ago I actually did a vintage inspired seaside shoot, and it is with hind site I realized I probably should have saved it for today, but, its done know and today instead Ive gathered together some vintage swimsuit images to keep you amused instead. BUUUT in case you missed my shoot here is a little taster or for the rest go here
The old me, as in, ah hem “the younger me” would never have appreciated the cut of a vintage swimsuit. I remember thinking how horrible they were in comparison to the high cut skimpy swimsuits worn on the likes of Cindy Crawford and Elle McPherson, who were the models of the moment when I was growing up (part of the original ‘Supers’, they dont really come like that any more)
However, my opinion has changed a great deal since then (thankfully, or I would still be wearing lacy socks,scrunchies and a side ponytail) What strikes me the most about these images, is that, yes, they are posing in swimsuits, but it doesn’t seem to scream SEX at you like the swimwear pictures you see today. I dont know maybe its just my imagination but these images just strike me as classier. That said, Im sure back when they were taken, they weren’t considered classy. Perhaps in 60 years someone will be saying the same thing about things like this
I jest. I cant see this ever being considered classy. Bikinis that dont cover boobs. NOT classy. But all of these images are….