This is a great little swimsuit.
Made in Austria in the 1930s, it is machine knitted and made from wool in navy and white chevron stripes.
Although it is a one piece, when viewed from the back it looks like a bikini. Close fitting high rise "bottoms" with a central strip of fabric joining to the "bikini" top which fastens at the neck and round the back with navy straps. A really lovely design which is finished off perfectly with a little bow on the bust.
It has a size label of 38 which is for the hips and so is designed to fit a 36-28-38 but please check the measurements below against a similar suit you already own to ensure that this will fit you. Remember that it is meant to be a really snug fit.
Bust will fit a 34"/36" as the straps allow you to adjust it to that size
Flat waist 12" stretching easily to 14"
Flat hip 14" stretching to 19"
If you want any more measurements just let me know.
Wearable but not perfect. If looks really smart on but, as so often happens with vintage wool garments, there are some minor repairs to note;
- two 4mm darns on the left bust
- numerous small repairs in the shorts but they are only really visible on the reverse of the fabric or on a very close inspection
The darns are old and appear to be strong but even if you aren't confident to get the suit wet you can still look fabulous pool side!