Princess Mimi Vintage Clothing

Promote Your Page Too

Specialising in vintage clothing and accessories from the last century...

FREE shipping (in Europe) | FREE returns postage (from Europe)
Guaranteed 50% buy-back with no time limit (OK, call it 'garment hire')
...and now our unique 'I bought it' system.

UK - 01305 264901

50s-style gorgeous lime green/white swimsuit and cover up.
Please this item with your Facebook friends

FREE delivery worldwide!!
Add to wishlist

Gabar has been around for about sixty years, and still make gorgeous vintage-style I can't say for certain whether this is genuinely old, or a brilliant retro piece; but I tend towards the latter, on account of the buttons and metal zip.

This is more of a swim dress than a suit, much longer skirted than is usual, with both the skirt and pants integral to the costume. There are two little slits at the front, through which the pants - lime green, with elasticated legs - may be glimpsed. The bodice is ruched under the arms, and there is soft, but definite, bust support; belt loops but no belt. The straps are adjustable, with two button holes at the back, fastening to a button inside the dress; at the front they connect to the top of the bodice with a metal ring. The swimsuit is lined in green cotton throughout.

The cover-up is a coat, effectively; made from a single layer of fabric, and scarcely longer than the swim dress, but nevertheless a coat: it has long sleeves, two patch pockets, and seven chunky white buttons (not all original, but they look very much the same); no collar, and it won't keep you warm, but it will keep the sun from your shoulders!

The whole is in fab condition! The swimsuit fastens with a long, metal zip and hook and eye, the cover up with a total of seven buttons; both have the 'Gabar, New York' label as well as that of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Measurements - all approximate, taken flat and doubled where appropriate: taking the coat first: across the shoulders, 14"/35 cms; under the arms 41"/105 cms; length 34"/87 cms. The swimsuit itself measures: 34"/86 cms under the arms (unstretched, but there is 3 inches of shirring at each side); waist 32"/81.25 cms; hips 40"/101 cms; length from back of neck 19"/50cms. My feeling is that best fit would be a size 14-16.


Princess Mimi believes that you can only feel confident about buying lovely things on the internet if you can have a really good look at them. Here are all the pictures she has of this item - as usual, clicking on any picture will produce a large version of the picture - some of the files can be quite large....

Terms & Conditions

About Princess Mimi

Princess Mimi is a trading name of Vouchers4all Limited, registered in England and Wales no. 10026630.
© 2006-2021 e-Logbooks Ltd