Fun in the Sun - Vintage Tartan & Plaid Swimwear

The 1954 movie Brigadoon, caused a surge in the popularity of tartan patterns, even for swimwear.

1960s Fashion

1960s Fashion

1960s mini skirt plaid swimsuits - with matching belts!

1950s Fashion

1950s Fashion

Bonnie Tartan 2 piece plaid swimsuits, circa 1950s - kilt pleated skirt and plaid bloomers! "Something wonderful under the sun" Not sure what the models are holding, though.

1950 Fashion

1950 Fashion

Photography by Nina Leen, Time Magazine, 1950 Memorial Day issue, the two-piece vs. one-piece question

1950s Fashion

1950s Fashion

"When a Lassie meets a Plaidie" A kilt inspired bathing suit in the Chisholm tartan, from Bates Fabric. And it's "Sanforized"! Don't forget your Tartan Tan Lotion! Wonder how those pleats stood up in the swimming pool ...

1960 Fashion

1960 Fashion

Roxanne bathing suits - 1960. "A palette of seascape colors, transmuted into plaid." Feels like a bit of a Black (Sea) Watch tartan nod ...

1950 Fashion

1950 Fashion

McGregor Heritage

1954 Fashion

1954 Fashion

1954 Jantzen Swimsuit Ad- Art by Pete Hawley

1955 Fashion

1955 Fashion

1955 Jantzen Ad

1950s Fashion

1950s Fashion

Tartan Suntan Lotion

Officially registered tartan graphics on this site courtesy of The Scottish Tartans Authority.  Other tartans from talented tartan artists may also be featured.

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