Vintage 1950s Catalina Swimsuit

This color is so delicious! I love this cute teal blue swimsuit from Catalina, from the 1950s. Inner bra support with the sweetest little flower detail in the center ( bullet bra cups that actually have pellon in the back!!!), skirt over the bottom in front, adjustable shoulder straps too! Metal zipper in the center back. I love the gathers in front and the darling little belt ( read condition below regarding this). And lucky us, its a larger size! Feels like a poly or poly blend. Crotch is lined with nylon. Label reads: Catalina and gives the size as a 14 but do check the measurements as vintage sizing is not the same as modern.

Excellent, vintage condition. No holes or tears or stains. The exterior is just about perfect. The bra cup and straps inside are slightly discolored and the crotch lining has one or two pinhead sized holes. Nothing that shows and nothing that affects the wearing of this at all. The only real thing to note is that the belt has lost whatever served as a buckle to hold I together in front. I have it pinned here with that white flower pin. You'll want to sew those together or add a little brooch or buckle or something there.

Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at bust waist and hip.
There is some give to this material so room to play here. Measurements are given with no stretch at all.
Bust: 34" This suit has an open back and stretch so should easily fit much larger than 32" I measured from side seam to side seam and doubled, but as you can see from the waist and hip measurements its a larger size than your typical 34" bust.
Waist: 32"
Hip: 45"
Shoulder to bottom of crotch: 31" to 33" depending on where you adjust the straps. And again, there's a bit of stretch.

Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.


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