1950s Swimsuits

1950s Teen Clothes

 

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1950s Swimsuits were still fairly conservative. Most of the pictures shown below are of fashion models and pin-up girls. The swimwear is not necessarily what you would have found the average woman wearing to the beach or out in public.

Two piece suits were becoming the norm but the belly button was generally covered. Lower suit bottoms were hitting the market from France and younger girls in particular were beginning to show their courage in wearing them.

American designers were slow to catch up to the trend so fashion models were forced to improvise. Bunny Yeager a model turned fashion photographer often made her own suits for her models to wear giving her a leg up on her all male competition. Many of the photos below were taken by her.

Some of these models names you will easily recognize, others could have been found gracing the pages of the Men’s Magazines of the day.

1950s Swimsuits

Bridgette Bardo

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Chris Mara

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Cindy Lee

Denise Lamont

Denise Lamont

Dottie Skyes

Dottie Skyes

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Eleanor Lucky

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Gigi Reynolds

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Jackie Walker

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

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Joyce Nizzari

Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar

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Julie Padillo

Julie Padillo

Julie Padillo

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Julie Saxon

Kathleen Stanley

Kathleen Stanley

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Kelly Evans

Kim Novak

Kin Novak

Kim Novak 1956

Kim Novak 1956

Kim Novak in a swimsuit

Kim Novak 1957

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Lana Basham

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Lillian Bell

Linda Vargas

Linda Vargas

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Linda Vargas

1950s pin-ups

Lori Shea

50s pinups

Lynn Brooks

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Mara Lindsey

50s pin-up girls

Marcia Villabus

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Maria Stinger

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Meg Myles

Photo shot in Miami Beach

Photo shot in Miami Beach

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Myrna Weber

Betty Paige

Betty Paige

betty paige pin-up model

Betty Paige

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Pat Stanford

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Sue James

Suzanne Harting

Suzanne Harting

Terry Shaw

Terry Shaw

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Terry Shaw

Tina Tiffany

Tina Tiffany

resort wear

Susan Winters

Bunny Yeager

Bunny Yeager

Betty Paige pin-up

Betty Paige

Men's Swimsuits

Men’s Swimsuits

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Men’s swimwear by McGregor