From the May 1950 cover story, Beach Fashion: Two-Piece vs. The bathing suit at left is made of men's cotton handkerchiefs with knots at the side of the trunks. The one-piece was winning in (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Love my vintage ladies! [img: four black women in style bathing suits standing arm-in-arm on the beach] So much style and awesome here. I love vintage bathing suits and these ladies are rocking the hell out of them.