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Vintage 1950s Swimsuit - Incredible Shaheen Level Blue + Gold Metallic Hawaiian Print Halter Bathing Suit Size XS to S

Regular price $138.00 USD
Regular price $178.00 USD Sale price $138.00 USD
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•Date: 1950s

•Highlights: Shaheen level quality, feel, and detail (truly!); curved princess seams; seamed and shaped bust cups; ruched bust and waist area; rear smocking; halter neck w adjustable apple juice plastic buttons; "modesty" panel

•Colors: black, bold blue (slightly bolder in person than photos), creamy white, metallic hand-screen gold with a Midcentury tropical leaf print

•Fabric(s): pure cotton

•Lined: bust has its own interior "bra," stomach area double-lined

•Closures: no

•Designer/Labels: Penney's Made and Styled in California

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated above.


About a modern size XS to S; please allow room for the kind of fit and ease you like

Bust (underarm to underarm measured flat, then doubled) from about 28" unstretched to about 33" stretched

Waist about 22" unstretched, 26" stretched tight

Hips stretch to about 35" max

Center neckline to crotch is about 22 1/2"


Overall great vintage shape. Clean and crisp-looking, unfaded metallics and print. 60+ years old.

The exterior looks about as nice as they get, but there are a couple things that need to be mentioned re the interior:

The foam that once lined the cups of the interior bra has deteriorated in the typical manner. Can be worn as it is, removed, or replaced, as is your preference.

The crotch once had a white jersey lining; this was carefully snipped out. 


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Please be familiar with vintage clothing and read over our shop policies before purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing. 

Return & Refund Policy

Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



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Items are shipped 2x a week in batches. We are not responsible for delays that happen that are outside of our personal control. 

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Items returned to us by your postal service for non-payment of taxes will incur re-shipping costs. If you do not pay to reship in a timely manner (7 days) your order will be considered abandoned and returned to inventory or donated. 

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