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Vintage Swim Cappy Happy


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The sunny days of summer are here….and there is nothing more I love than lounging at the swimming pool! Back in the day, ladies wore swim caps to help preserve their fabulous hairdos. Eventually these swim caps went beyond function and turned into straight up fashion, with little florettes and fun colors. These 1950s swim caps are faaabulous. C’mon, let’s take a look. I promise you’ll be searching eBay for your very ¬†own….

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{images from the life magazine archives photographed by ralph crane}

And then of course, there is this. The Punch & Judy Swim Cap Fashion Show. WHOA.

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  1. jenny says

    THIS IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! I’m living in the wrong era.

  2. Moe says

    Oh my god, these are AMAZEBALLS. You always find the greatest stuff!

  3. Eartha Kitsch says

    Those are so great. I especially love the kitty one! It would be so easy to decorate our own swim caps with designs like that. it looks like they just used some kind of felt. Okay, I don’t actually *own* a swim cap but if I did? TOTALLY.



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