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Teaser Tuesday: Fashionable Swimwear of 1922

Original caption: "The early fall bathing at Venice, California, where beauties cavort in beach costumes of abbreviated nature not sensed by the censor were treated to a rather unusual sight with Miss Marilyn McKinney appeared on the sands wearing a bething costume of oriental design and heavily beaded." October 10, 1922 via Bettmann/Corbis


  1. jacqueline wrote:

    Wowza! That is some bathing suit. So cool.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 11:35 am | Permalink
  2. Terri wrote:

    Can’t imagine actually swimming in a get up like this…and the rolled stockings!

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink
  3. jacqueline wrote:

    Terri — I don’t think anyone actually “swam” in a bathing suit like this. More for sunning themselves and being fashionable and provocative on the beach.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:45 am | Permalink

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