Sweet Disorder Vintage

Antique Edwardian Candy Stripe Swimsuit

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Charming antique Edwardian era swimsuit. Cheery red and white candy stripe trim and little sailor style buttons add the perfect accent to the neckline, cuffs and the skirt. Square neckline, blouson bodice, shin length skirt and attached bloomers. Navy blue wool challis fabric. I love the little wave motif on the front of the skirt and the cuffs of the sleeves. The red & white candy stripes are a rarer find and set this suit apart from other examples of the era. The bodice and waist unbutton at the front and you climb into the suit like a sack. The wool fabric is typical of early 20th century swimwear, in fact I found a fashion piece from the era extolling mohair swimsuits! This suit is not at all itchy, the wool has a smooth hand and is relatively light weight. A delightful piece of fashion history.

Flat Measurements

Chest 21"

Waist 17"

Hip 22"

Length 45" Length shoulder to waist 17"

Rise 18"

Shown pinned at the waist on the mannequin.

Label: Water Witch Made By Athletic Suit Co Toronto Pat'd July 2nd 1912

Material: Wool challis

This antique Edwardian era swimsuit is in good condition. There are a few minor moth bites, a repair on one shoulder and a cluster of small lighter spots on the bodice. Several of the buttons are not original. There is a repair to the seat hidden underneath the skirt. All in all the suit is sturdy, clean and in great shape for its age. I have not interfered with it due to the historical interest of the piece. This antique swimsuit is over 100 years old and truly delightful.

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hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


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