VINTAGE EARLY '60s WALTAH CLARKE’S HAWAIIAN SHOP MADE IN HONOLULU TURQUOISE & FRENCH BLUE SWIMSUIT WITH METAL ZIPPER
A very pretty vintage swimsuit made in honolulu by waltah clarke known for their hawaiian dresses & resort wear in cool blues - this lovely suit is in shades of turquoise, french blue, navy, white & black - it was hard to get the right shade of turquoise in the photos but it is a prettier & deeper shade of turquoise than shown
The suit has a skirt over attached pants - self-piping around the bodice top & waist in front - on one side of the suit, the skirt has a rounded split which comes up showing part of the pants with an oriental cloth frog decoration out of the same fabric - built-in bra - elastic panels on the sides of the back for a good fit - adjustable straps - long metal zipper in back
The label is identical to one on the vintage fashion guild site from the early 1960s and my thanks to them
Just a beautiful vintage swimsuit by waltah clarke made in honolulu perfect for the pool, a vacation to hawaii or the islands
By: Made in honolulu for waltah clark‘s hawaiian shop - palm springs scottsdale balboa island beverly hills
Size: no tag so go by the measurements
Bust: 34 - 37 stretched tight
Waist: 25 - 26 stretched tight
Hips: i measured the pants under the skirt as that will be the tightest part 37 - 38-1/2
Length: from under arm 18-7/8
Fabric: no tag but feels like heavy cotton or a blend
Condition: very good - suit has been washed - very light discoloration in the crotch which no one will see
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