I found my first pair of vintage togs a couple of years ago at a local church op shop for $4. They are hard to find here in Queensland, I think we tend to wear swimsuits until they die so to speak. For some reason I have become rather obsessed with finding the perfect old cozzie. I purchased some in New Zealand, as they were quite easy to find over there. In the past couple of months I have found 2 more on Ebay. I've got to stop now I think!
I find the cut is much more flattering on my figure then modern togs....I think it's something about the boy leg style. The pair below are just beautiful. The colours are so vibrant. They have never been worn and still have all of the original tags attached. I love the higher back with the zip. Such incredible construction. It's like wearing a corset.
This was a pair from the UK. I'd say they are 50's or 60's era. The fabric is a parachute kind of acetate. They are by 'Roxanne', and they have a union garment tag. The only thing is they give me a rather unnatural pointy bust shape. I'm debating whether to remove the bra insert. If any of you can share your opinion on whether I should do that or keep them as is for originality and value sake? I'd hate to cut it out and then live to regret it.
Lovely pleated detail on the torso, buttoned shoulders, and a metal zip
This is a pair I bought in Auckland.
And finally my original pair from a local op shop. I've worn these in the ocean and they do the job well. Nana style all the way!