Sweet Disorder Vintage

1930s Art Deco Print Swimsuit By Mabs of Hollywood


 Stunning maillot swimsuit by Mabs of Hollywood. Iconic Art Deco floral print in plum purple on an ivory ground. Classic styling with a shelf bust, slim silhouette and faux skirted front. The back dips seductively low, and there is a metal zipper for ease. The photos don't do this beauty justice, the rayon elastic fabric is softly textured and the colors are richer & subtler, the camera flattens things a bit. Beautifully constructed~ the seams are elastic thread faggoting that allows the suit to hug the body for a perfect fit. Even the straps are beautifully designed~they're constructed from strips of fabric cut on the bias and joined with the faggoting to give them the perfect stretch. Such amazing attention to detail! Lining is the original baby soft zephyr wool with a power mesh insert in the waist for a sleek fit.

California swimsuit maker Mabs of Hollywood made suits for Joan Crawford, Loretta Young, and Jean Harlow. Legend has it that Marlene Dietrich went into Bullocks department store and ordered a dozen of their new Lastex suits in every colour, making Mabs the hottest swimwear in Hollywood.

This suit is a truly stunning example, the Deco print is so amazing and the silhouette is perfection. It is so hard to find a swimsuit of this caliber in this condition. A rare and wonderful Old Hollywood era treasure sure to make you the center of attention.

 Flat Measurements

Chest 16-17" armpit to armpit. Each cup measures 8.5" across and 8" high with gentle stretch available

Waist 14-15"

Hip 17.5-20"

Length shoulder to hem approx 29". The strap length is adjustable

Length center of neckline to crotch 23"

Best fit size M.

Label: Mabs of Hollywood

Material: Rayon elastic

 This rare 1930s Mabs of Hollywood swimsuit is in very good condition. There are a few tiny faint pin prick sizes spots (see closeup). There are a few holes in the zephyr wool lining, especially in the gusset. The fabric is still stretchy and fresh. Presents flawessly and still very wearable. This rare Art Deco print swimsuit is over 70 years old and truly an Old Hollywood era gem. The last photo shows Claudette Colbert in a similar Mabs of Hollywood swimsuit.

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size xs small medium large xl
bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.


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