MID-CENTURY 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S COTTON PLAY-SUIT ROMPER FIND!

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Those of you who have been with me for a while might remember a few years ago when I discovered my first 1950’s romper and was so blown away by the rarity of it.  Well, now that I’ve come across a second one, well – you can imagine. . . . . . . .

Pure cotton, easy-on and off with button shoulders, elastic waistline and (the best thing!) a snap crotch.  Potty breaks are no sweat here!  It’s also, again, in my size.  This one specifies a 1950’s size 12.  That’s me!

So, couldn’t be better.  A nice, classic gingham check that will go with everything and just the cutest fit.  Can’t wait for the Memorial Day parties and 4th of July.  I never know what to expect when I embark on an investigation, so keep my mind open and anticipation high because you just never know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

BLOG:  MAGICVINTAGESPY.COM

FUN, FUN, CUSTOM-TAILORED PLAY SUIT SHORTS SET FIND FROM THE 1960’S

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This Kennedy era, Mad Men sportswear ensemble was custom-tailored for fun in the sun, conservative-style.  High waist Bermuda shorts with a tunic top is dressy – casual and more versatile than a one-piece romper playsuit.  Kind of Preppy, without being too stuffy.

It’s always fun to see the vintage brand metal zippers plus the hand-tailored details.  As much as I love the most casual play-suits, it’s always good to have separates which can be worn so many ways and in interesting combinations.

This is just one of the hand-made garments that I just found – more to come . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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TRUE VINTAGE BOBBIE BROOKS MINI – SHORTS FROM THE 1950’S: “We wear short shorts”

TRUE VINTAGE BOBBIE BROOKS MINI - SHORTS FROM THE 1950'S

Here’s the tell-tale zipper in the back waistline. VERY rare find!  One of my wonderfulest discoveries.

The tailoring is impeccable and they’re in almost perfect condition.

Be careful – modern copy-cats just don’t measure up . . . . . . . … . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

BLOG:  MAGICVINTAGESPY.COM

TRUE VINTAGE BOBBIE BROOKS MINI – SHORTS FROM THE 1950’S

TRUE VINTAGE BOBBIE BROOKS MINI – SHORTS FROM THE 1950'S.

“WE WEAR SHORT-SHORTS!” TRUE VINTAGE BOBBIE BROOKS FROM THE 1950’s

"WE WEAR SHORT-SHORTS!" TRUE VINTAGE BOBBIE BROOKS FROM THE 1950's.

“WE WEAR SHORT-SHORTS!” TRUE VINTAGE BOBBIE BROOKS FROM THE 1950’s

I think that this was a line from a novelty song of the 1940’s or 1950’s. There are several of you who I know specialize in those decades. Can you help me out?

It’s 30 degrees Fahrenheit warmer (hotter!) today!! So, time for a contrast in clothing. More little cuties – these short shorts are from the mid-’50s, made by Bobbie Brooks. Remember the swimsuit I showed a few days ago with the metal zip in the center back? Well, these have the same feature (notice in this back view). You can see a hanging loop peeking out, too. Such attention to detail, even in a simple everyday garment!

They also have a high waist which, in my opinion, is much more flattering than the super-low-rise stuff that’s been on the market for several years. Gingham checks have been popular for decades and were really big in the ’40’s, ’50’s, and early ’60’s. I really like the blue edging around the waistline, too.

Back then, they made lots of really cute play-suits and play-clothes of all kinds. And, they were really nicely tailored in good quality fabrics, often with super-fun prints. Vintage clothing always makes me smile! Can’t get too much of that . . . . . . . . .

Morgana Martin, the Magicvintagespy
Blog: Magicvintagespy.com
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