Cool as a….

It is unbelievably hot on the East Coast of the US today. I mean hot. Like 100 degrees.  In fact, it’s pretty much hot all over the US. H-O-T. And this is the 3rd time this summer it’s been this hot and it’s only July. I’m not too keen on seeing what August is going to be like.

I am thinking today is the perfect day to either ride to the beach or to spend poolside at our community pool.  That’s pretty much the only thing to do in this kind of weather….pull on that ole one-piece or two-piece and head somewhere with water.

Here’s a look at bathing suit styles from the 30’s to the 70’s to get you in a cool state of mind. I love vintage styled suits, so this is right up my alley. Enjoy and stay cool.

Photos are from Vogue’s Bathing Suits From the Archives.

Vogue, May 1, 1954 – Photographed by John Rawlings

Vogue, July 1, 1931 – Photographed by George Hoyningen-Huene

Vogue, July 1, 1928 – Photographed by George Hoyningen-Huene

Vogue, November 15, 1950 – Photographed by Clifford Coffin

Vogue, May 1, 1954 – Photographed by Roger Prigent

Vogue, June 1, 1969 – Photographed by Bert Stern

Vogue, May 1977 – Photographed by Francesco Scavullo