The Ivy Retreat

black and white swim suit

1950's Black and white bathing suit

VintageRachel ChurchComment

Today I'm listing one of my favorite pieces for you!  This is one of the first vintage items that I started collecting and got it while I was doing an internship in New York City during college.  I've had it sitting in a drawer for a while now, but it was the piece that kick started my adventure with The Ivy Retreat.

It's a black and white/ivory bathing suit from the 1950's and it has the most beautiful print and details.  Small buttons are at the top of the shoulder straps and a low cut back gives the look a modern feel.  It was created by Cole of California, a company known for being innovative in the swim suit industry with their creative use of fabrics and glamorous style of design.  Sounds about right!  This beauty is out of the vault and ready for purchase!