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"Beachwear: Embracing the Graceful Line of Beach Dancers" Soho Fair and Carnival started today with a record entry in the Carnival procession

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Its the minikini. The tiny strapless triangle which is spring-loaded so that it

Its the minikini. The tiny strapless triangle which is spring-loaded so that it seems to stay up by magic. Student teacher, Jackie Kerr-Moller and her friends, Vera and Kate from Germany and Belgium

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Graceful Line Of Beach Dancers

Graceful Line Of Beach Dancers
Long Beach, California: March 16, 1934. Dancers trained by Lillian Newman staging an outdoor tableux on the beach

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Soho Fair and Carnival started to-day with a record entry in the the Carnival procession

Soho Fair and Carnival started to-day with a record entry in the the Carnival procession and the waiters race. (Picture shows) Carnival procession driving through the streets. 11th July 1960

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Spandau Ballet, music group, have been in the Bahamas for the last two weeks

Spandau Ballet, music group, have been in the Bahamas for the last two weeks, recording their next album (True), and taking whatever time allows, to relax and enjoy the local surroundings

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Flappers (litho)

Flappers (litho)
7148641 Flappers (litho) by Heilemann, Ernst (1870-1936) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Flappers. Illustration from Die Berliner Pflanze (Albert Langen, Munich)

Background imageBeachwear Collection: 1917 Bathing Suit Fashion

1917 Bathing Suit Fashion
Hollywood, California: c. 1917. Silent screen actress and Mack Sennett Comedy beauty Vera Stedman poses in the latest beach wear

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Daily Mirror Mini Car contest at Blackpool. Models Gaynor

Daily Mirror Mini Car contest at Blackpool. Models Gaynor and Joan stands beside one of the mini cars. 29th August 1963

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Printed matching shorts and shirt outfit, 1956

Printed matching shorts and shirt outfit, 1956
Gaily patterned Italian shorts and shirt in a multi-coloured cotton from Finnigans. Date: 1956

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Summer Happening at Harvey Nichols

Summer Happening at Harvey Nichols
Shoot for Harvey Nichols - Summer Fashions ('Summer Happening') - swimsuit with bold colourful paisley effect pattern in turquoise and gold Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Summer Happening at Harvey Nichols

Summer Happening at Harvey Nichols
Shoot for Harvey Nichols - Summer Fashions ('Summer Happening') - beachwear with floral print - bikini and short mini dress Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Liz Fraser, English actress, pictured at Durnsford Road Baths, Bounds Green

Liz Fraser, English actress, pictured at Durnsford Road Baths, Bounds Green, London Borough of Haringey, North London, Thursday 20th August 1959

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Valli Kemp, Australian actress and model, photocall to promote the start of the 1972

Valli Kemp, Australian actress and model, photocall to promote the start of the 1972 Summer Olympics, pictured in the Serpentine, Hyde Park, London, Sunday 27th August 1972

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Katya Wyeth, German actress and model, pictured 25th August 1972

Katya Wyeth, German actress and model, pictured 25th August 1972

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Jennie Beckwith, model wearing a Mazurka, a cotton voile bikini, designed by Triumph

Jennie Beckwith, model wearing a Mazurka, a cotton voile bikini, designed by Triumph, Wednesday 30th August 1972

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Vicki Michelle, British actress, relaxes in her garden with a cold drink, Epping, Essex

Vicki Michelle, British actress, relaxes in her garden with a cold drink, Epping, Essex, Friday 25th August 1972

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Three women modelling the latest in bikini fashions July 1970 70-6839-006

Three women modelling the latest in bikini fashions July 1970 70-6839-006
Three women modelling the latest in bikini fashions.. July 1970 70-6839-006

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Ruth Calvert seen here modelling the latest 1959 springtime fashions posing with blossom

Ruth Calvert seen here modelling the latest 1959 springtime fashions posing with blossom. May 1959

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Unsinkable swimsuits worn by Jean Marsh and Lillemor Knudson. September 1952 P017653

Unsinkable swimsuits worn by Jean Marsh and Lillemor Knudson. September 1952 P017653

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Ruth Calvert seen here modelling the latest 1959 springtime fashions posing with blossom

Ruth Calvert seen here modelling the latest 1959 springtime fashions posing with blossom. May 1959

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Hygiene bathing.The seaside. 1881 (engraving)

Hygiene bathing.The seaside. 1881 (engraving)
7305365 Hygiene bathing.The seaside. 1881 (engraving) by Demarle, Alphonse (1826-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hygiene bathing.The seaside)

Background imageBeachwear Collection: first page of an Abecedary, c.1900 (print)

first page of an Abecedary, c.1900 (print)
PCT5618338 first page of an Abecedary, c.1900 (print) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: For the Letter A Amazon, B for Bath and C for Cabin); © Patrice Cartier

Background imageBeachwear Collection: On the Beach, c.1920-30 (w/c)

On the Beach, c.1920-30 (w/c)
7441375 On the Beach, c.1920-30 (w/c) by Brewer, Henry Charles (1866-1950); 22x33 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Artist)

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Unidentified woman in water, 1930-49 (b/w photo)

Unidentified woman in water, 1930-49 (b/w photo)
3671912 Unidentified woman in water, 1930-49 (b/w photo) by Armstrong Roberts, H. (1883-1947); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: by H. Armstrong Roberts); © Newberry Library

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Daily Mirror reporter Eric Wainwright accepted a challenge from the strong man

Daily Mirror reporter Eric Wainwright accepted a challenge from the strong man, The Great Blondini, for £ 100 to any man who would duplicate his feats

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Nadja Regin, Serbian actress living in Marylebone, London

Nadja Regin, Serbian actress living in Marylebone, London, poses for pictures in Regents Park, Thursday 29th September 1960

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Eunice Gayson, actress enjoys a morning at the beach during Venice Film Festival

Eunice Gayson, actress enjoys a morning at the beach during Venice Film Festival, Wednesday 7th September 1955

Background imageBeachwear Collection: A hostess for the children, thats 18 year old Bonita Shawe from Enfield

A hostess for the children, thats 18 year old Bonita Shawe from Enfield. Thames Television the new London weekday programme company

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Simone Silva (left) and Harriette Johns, actress stars of play Meet Mr

Simone Silva (left) and Harriette Johns, actress stars of play Meet Mr. Callaghan at the Garrick Theatre in London, enjoy a day off at Brighton Beach in Sussex, Saturday 26th April 1952

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Daily Mirror Beach Beauty contest at Blackpool. The participants line up on the beach

Daily Mirror Beach Beauty contest at Blackpool. The participants line up on the beach before the competition, Lancashire. 29th August 1963

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Actress Pat Kirkwood in Humpty Dumpty, July 1939

Actress Pat Kirkwood in Humpty Dumpty, July 1939

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Pop Group Spandau Ballet November 1982 Pop Group Spandau Ballet in the Bahama

Pop Group Spandau Ballet November 1982 Pop Group Spandau Ballet in the Bahamas recording their new album. Tony Hadley, Steve Norman, Martin Kemp, John Keeble, Gary Kemp

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Model Belinda Lee seen here with here Afghan hounds on the beach at Cliftonville, Kent

Model Belinda Lee seen here with here Afghan hounds on the beach at Cliftonville, Kent. 1st August 1953 watscan - - 12/01/2010

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Julie Alexander models the latest swimwear whilst on a sail ship in the channel

Julie Alexander models the latest swimwear whilst on a sail ship in the channel. July 1957

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Model Zorenah Osborne seen here modelling the latest beachwear fashions. 1964

Model Zorenah Osborne seen here modelling the latest beachwear fashions. 1964
Model Zorenah Osborne seen here modelling the latest beachwear fashions.1964

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Shirley Eaton and Shirley Burniston seen here modelling a bikini and all in one Swim suit

Shirley Eaton and Shirley Burniston seen here modelling a bikini and all in one Swim suit. July 1953 D3728-006

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Woman wearing one piece swimsuit February 1970 P017609

Woman wearing one piece swimsuit February 1970 P017609

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Model wearing a bikini. and hat, carrying a bag over her shoulder August 1970

Model wearing a bikini. and hat, carrying a bag over her shoulder August 1970 P017611

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Seaside seethrough trouser suit is as good as air-conditioning

Seaside seethrough trouser suit is as good as air-conditioning. Pants have shell-stitched bell bottoms. Short-cropped top has matching shell pattern sleeves. April 1970 P017599

Background imageBeachwear Collection: A perfect figure contest was held at Margate Lido today

A perfect figure contest was held at Margate Lido today. Competitors wore facial masks so that the judges should not be influenced by beauty of face. September 1947 P010002

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Model wearing a bikini. November 1974 P018050

Model wearing a bikini. November 1974 P018050

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Model wearing a bikini. November 1974 P018052

Model wearing a bikini. November 1974 P018052

Background imageBeachwear Collection: British Edwardian bathing beauties

British Edwardian bathing beauties
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Background imageBeachwear Collection: English actress Shirley Anne Field Actress sitting on boat. 8th December 1963

English actress Shirley Anne Field Actress sitting on boat. 8th December 1963

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Central America, Belize, Stann Creek, Hopkins village, a model on the beach in Hopkins

Central America, Belize, Stann Creek, Hopkins village, a model on the beach in Hopkins village (MR)

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Central America, Belize, models on a motor yacht on the cayes

Central America, Belize, models on a motor yacht on the cayes. The Belize flag flies at the rear of the boat (MR)

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Pretty young lady making a splash with a dive into the sea

Pretty young lady making a splash with a dive into the sea
I'm making a big splash down here'! A pretty young lady in a vivid red swimsuit and headscarf leaps into the sea, sending some of the other occupants of the waters flying into the air!

Background imageBeachwear Collection: A towelling tunic for the beach, complete with a pattern to make it oneself. Date: 1954

A towelling tunic for the beach, complete with a pattern to make it oneself. Date: 1954

Background imageBeachwear Collection: Summer fashion ideas for women: a plage suit with a lozenge-patterned jerkin, and two swimsuits

Summer fashion ideas for women: a plage suit with a lozenge-patterned jerkin, and two swimsuits. Date: 1954



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"Beachwear: Embracing the Graceful Line of Beach Dancers" Soho Fair and Carnival started today with a record entry in the Carnival procession, showcasing vibrant beachwear that captivated onlookers. The Daily Mirror Mini Car contest at Blackpool featured models like Gaynor flaunting their printed matching shorts and shirt outfits, setting new trends for 1956. Looking back to 1917 bathing suit fashion, we see how far we've come. But it was the pretty young lady making a splash with a dive into the sea that truly embodied the carefree spirit of beach days. In 1954, a towelling tunic for the beach emerged as a must-have item complete with patterns to make it oneself. Summer fashion ideas for women included plage suits with lozenge-patterned jerkins and two-piece swimsuits - all designed to turn heads along sandy shores. Illustrating the season's fashions in 1954 were women on a picturesque beach scene, radiating confidence in their cotton summer ensembles. Liz Fraser, an English actress, showcased her impeccable style at Durnsford Road Baths in Bounds Green while Valli Kemp, an Australian actress and model, stole hearts during her photocall promoting the start of 1972. Whether you're embracing vintage vibes or seeking inspiration from contemporary trends, it has always been about expressing individuality under sunny skies. So grab your favorite swimsuit or don your most fashionable cover-up because there's no better time than now to make waves at the shore.