Rare Original 1950s 50s Vintage Novelty Print Sailboat Bikini
This incredible bikini was made in the 1950s from a navy blue cotton with a fabulous sailboat print in bright shades of red, yellow and green. The bra top is strapless with boned cups to give that strong 1950s peaked shape. It fastens with an adjustable hook closure at the back. The matching bottoms are elasticated at the back of the waist and the leg openings and fasten with an original metal zipper. Both pieces bear the maker’s label for Vanabel, a French producer of swimwear.
Cup: flexible due to bendable boning but approximately B-C (peak of bust measures at 36” at smallest setting)
Waist: 25” - 28”
The bikini is in deadstock unworn condition. We acquired it without closures on the top and have added the hook and eye fastening.