Metallic Swim Suit

Apr 1938: Ruth Williamson demonstrated that "nothing short of a saw or file" would damage the metallic bathing suit she was modeling.

Because withstanding saw and file is an important quality for a bathing suit.

Pittsburgh Press - Apr 17, 1938

NY Daily News - Mar 27, 1938

     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 13, 2022
     Category: Fashion | 1930s

It would seem this would get a bit hot while sunbathing…
Posted by Brian on 05/13/22 at 08:59 AM
Useful to wear on a date with certain men, I would think.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/13/22 at 10:30 AM
So if you want to pick up women at the beach, all you need is a magnet?
Posted by Phideaux on 05/13/22 at 11:55 AM
It's important, if you come across a sawfish. I've never seen a filefish, though.
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/14/22 at 02:13 PM
This bathing suit looks like a lightning magnet. Make sure you ground it properly.
Posted by Yudith on 05/15/22 at 05:12 AM
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