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Top 5 Vintage Swimsuits

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of vintage swimsuits, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked vintage swimsuits in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific vintage swimsuits have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Vintage Swimsuit
Ladies 1900s Bathing Suit - White

 Victorian Ladies Dresses and Suits Blue White Cotton Solid Bathing Swim |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear

ITEM 007838

$57.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Great but runs small
Well made and authentic-looking (as far as I know). The top runs very small so if you're busty, like I am, it'll be tight.
Aug 27, 2019
Jennifer
Hoboken NJ
US
1900 Bathing Suit
We are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our island association. I wore the bathing suit in the antique boat parade and later in an antique cedar canoe for the regatta. Everyone wanted their picture taken with me. So many people asked where I'd found such a wonderful costume. I was happy to tell them that the Historical Emporium had quality items at great prices with outstanding service.
Aug 11, 2012
Lynn McElfresh
Grenell... Ne
US
1900s Bathing Suit
I was very satisfied with the product and with the delivery time. Paypal wouldn't work so I used the old telephone and the customer service representative made ordering very painless and quick. My mailman left the package where is got soaked by rain and I really appreciated the suit being properly wrapped in plastic inside the box.
Aug 10, 2012
Sheri Gaines
Las Cruces NM
US
Ladies 1900s Bathing Suit, White
This is really cute! It looks even better than depicted. Fits well. Due to it's color, would recomment wearing another layer underneath id you plan to get it wet or you'll show more than you want. ;)
Jul 14, 2012
Barbara Selletti
Aston PA
US

 

#2 Rated Vintage Swimsuit
Mens 1900s Bathing Suit - Red/White

 Victorian Mens Accessories Red White Synthetic Knit Stripe Bathing Suits Swim |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear Gifts for Him

ITEM 002393

$54.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.58/5.00 stars from 40 reviews

Looks great
This fit fairly well, and as someone who is extremely sensitive to the sun, I always burn, this was actually a perfect swim suit. Plus every thinks it looks awesome
Oct 1, 2021
Paul D D

US
Mens 1900's Bathing Suit
It fits great. I'm a professional Santa 🎅 and I needed this for vacation time at different places and at Christmas in July events.
Aug 5, 2021
Daren
Russellville Ar
US
Good Swim Suit
I absolutely love wearing this. Its a timeless look that keeps me comfy in the sun. My partner got one where the top matches and has the old sailor blue shorts and she looks 10/10 while wearing them. We look good side by side. The material of the shirt doesn't just stick to you while in the water. It flows and is comfy the entire time. I ordered a large and its super comfy, I normally wear shirts between size M and L.
May 28, 2021
Anonymous

Summertime SantaClaus
This is such a welcome addition to my wardrobe! The children did not realize that even Santa Claus enjoys time at the pool or at the lake!! Thank you for such a great quality swim suit to help keeping the magic alive!!!
Jul 18, 2020
Santa Rich
Mannford Ok
US
Summertime SantaClaus
This is such a welcome addition to my wardrobe! The children did not realize that even Santa Claus enjoys time at the pool or at the lake!! Thank you for such a great quality swim suit to help keeping the magic alive!!!
Jul 16, 2020
Santa Rich
Mannford Ok
US
Great for my Polar Bear Plunge
I bought this suit last year I figured since I was doing my first Polar Bear Plunge I might as well do it in style. I wore it again this year and it made the online photos done my our local newspaper.
Feb 4, 2019
FCTom
Fort Collins CO
US
Good enough
Definitely a very flimsy material, which at the price point should be a little hardier. Still, very comfortable and light to wear, and it is sure to turn heads everywhere
May 24, 2018
The Baub
Baldwin NY
US
Nice suit
From the other reviews I understood that this suit was a little sheer. Being a Santa, I didn't think that it was a good idea to go around flashing anybody, so took other reviewers advice. I got some red undies and t-shirts to wear underneath it. Works fantastic, looks great and I'm looking forward to wearing it the next time swimming or sunbathing is in my schedule. Fun suit..!!!
Apr 5, 2018
Santa
In
US
Helped win a costume contest
I bought the 1900s Bathing Suit to match up with a character from a children's book - Burt Dow, Deep Water Man. At the gala, wearing just the top underneath a yellow slicker, I was almost immediately a finalist in the costume judging and in the end won the contest. A great shirt to have on hand in my costume closet. Thanks.
Mar 12, 2018
Alan
White Bear Township MN
US
Wet
I absolutely love this item. I modeled it for our museum during a fashion show and had to get one for myself!
Jul 9, 2017
Brenden Lujan
Gillette Wy
US
Bought for Vacation
This swimsuit was amazing. The material and craftsmanship were great! Going to a birthday bash in Mexico and the suit was perfect. The suit was authentic which is fun but my husband said he would have loved it even more if it had an internal pocket. When on vacation we always need money at the beach if they could have had a hidden pocket inside it would have made it even better.
Feb 23, 2017
Waldo
Sparta Il
US
Worked Great
We were happy with the 1900's bathing suit for our 1920's party. Note they run very very large. A Medium fit a 6 ft 3 in make who weighed 190 pounds. Shorts have elastic waste, but shirt quite long and baggy.
Nov 9, 2016
GoSassy
Miami Beach FL
US
Very Pleased
The suits arrived in excellent shipping time and in great condition. They fit nicely and will be an excellent addition to his wardrobe.
Jun 30, 2016
Cat

US
Top Notch Swim Trunks
A wonderfully stylish swimsuit! Wearing this at the beach, you can splish and splash with great panache!
Jun 29, 2016
Tyler

US
Santa's Swim Suit
We bought this suit for my husband who had a Swim with Santa event he needed a suit for. We are so pleased with how it looks and followed the advice of using red underwear and tshirt under suit so Santa was completely modest.
Dec 10, 2015
Mrs Claus
Louisville Ky

 

#3 Rated Vintage Swimsuit
Mens 1900s Tank Bathing Suit - Navy/White

 Victorian Mens Accessories Blue White Synthetic Knit Bathing Suits Swim |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear swim

ITEM 007740

$54.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Perfect
I wore my suit all weekend at the Ritz Carlton resort. The fit and comfort were both incredible in and out of the water.
Sep 10, 2021
Eddie Holmes
Mesa AZ
US
Awesome
I love this suit.
May 20, 2021
Hungwell
Pittsburgh Pe
US
Nice
Good quality, exactly what I was expecting.
Jul 27, 2020
Pat

US

 

#4 Rated Vintage Swimsuit
Ladies 1900s Bathing Suit - Navy

 Victorian Ladies Dresses and Suits Blue White Cotton Solid Bathing Swim |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear

ITEM 007837

$57.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Quality
Thick cotton material. Look is genuine and makes me feel like the 1900s. I bought matching bloomers. I am 5"7', athletic, 149 lbs. I usually wear between a size 6-8. The dress in a large fits comfortably. Biceps are snug. My waist is 28 and there is plenty of room. Not skin tight. I bought the bloomers in a size small and those fit prefect.
Jun 15, 2017
Sukie
Milwaukee Wi
US
Early 1900's swim suits
I purchased three of these for an event that will take place next February, and I'm eagerly awaiting the opportunity to wear mine. I may use it at Halloween so I won't have to wait several months to enjoy it. I'm greatly impressed with the quality of the bathing suit. The fabric is of a nice quality, and the construction is of good quality. I'm most impressed. I feel the suits were a "bargain" at the price we paid for them. We are constructing our own mob caps as we want a patterned fabric rather than plain white, but most likely the quality of the mob cap would follow suit. Now that I've seen the quality of product, I know I will be buying other items from your site. Love it!
Sep 7, 2016
AK Lass
Palmer Al
US
Cute
This is just what I needed. Well-made, comfortable, and cute on. :)
Dec 27, 2014
Hermione

1900s bathing suit
The bathing suit runs small but very good quality.
Mar 18, 2014
Gary
Hamburg NY
US
1900s Bathing Suit
I am extremely happy with the bathing suit. It is very authentic and the sizing was perfect.
Feb 1, 2014
Donna Carson
Brisbane Qu
AU
Ladies 1900's bathing suit,navy
Fits perfectly. Adorable !
Jun 6, 2013
Marie
Ma
Ladies Bathing Suit
I received the 1900's bathing suit and am thrilled with it! It is just like the picture.
Mar 10, 2013
Blsnche J. Vohland
Moraga Ca
US
bathing suit
Great. it fits perfectly
Jan 28, 2013
Lou Mallory
Mineola Te
US
Ladies 1900 bathing suit
Love the material and style. wanted the sleevless version but was sold out. I love it and can't wait to wear for Halloween
Oct 27, 2012
Cecelia Bernhardt
West Palm Beach Fl
US
Ladies 1900 Bathing Suit
Loved it! It fit nicely and everyone thought it was darling. I got the mob hat too and it was a hit!
Sep 12, 2012
Robbie Morton
Muldrow OK
US
Adorable!
Excellent quality, and absolutely darling in person! Size chart is very accurate, I couldn't be happier with this outfit.
May 18, 2011
Eve
CA

 

#5 Rated Vintage Swimsuit
Ladies 1900s Bathing Suit - Black/White

 Victorian Ladies Dresses and Suits Black White Cotton Solid Bathing Swim |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear

ITEM 007836

$57.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Perfect swim suit for the beach.
I wanted a swim suit that I could play on the beach in the sand without feeling exposed. This was perfect. I swam in the pool today and it works great in the water too.
Jul 4, 2018
Anonymous

Bathing suit
Nice quality
Feb 22, 2018
Anonymous

1900s Ladies Bathing Suit
I was very pleased with the item and the prompt delivery of my purchase.
Apr 6, 2017
Olita
Houston TX
US
All my girls love this
I have 5 girls and have now purchased 3 suits for the 3 oldest. They found them online and begged me for them. The fabric is great quality. The 2 oldest have had theirs for 3 years and still going strong. They wear a one piece bathing suit under them and use them to swim in for modesty sake. We have received many a complement and have referred many people to the site. The little ones can't wait to be big enough to have one of their own. Very, very beautiful. Maybe in the future you will make more colors, like gray and brown. This is a suit anyone could be proud to wear. Thank you.
Jul 26, 2015
mercymama
warren ma
US
Great repro bather
Very comfortable and well made.
Jul 22, 2013
Museum Educator

So adorable and versitile
I bought this item for a Nautical theme convention I am co-chair of. This is the best outfit for what I need and can be used in other costuming I am involved in. It could work as a Japanese school girl cosplay for an Anime Convention or even Wednesday Addams for Halloween. The price was so reasonable that I know of other staff members who are now addicted to this site for both the Nautical stuff as well as the steampunk items. With lighting fast shipping, great selection, and reasonable prices you can be sure I will be a frequent customer.
May 11, 2012
Pamela "Izumi"...
Worcester MA
US
1900's
If you ever wanted that stylish look at an inexpensive price this is the outfit for you. Don't forget the bloomers because they really make the outfit. People stop me wherever I go and ask me where I found my outfit. It's not just for the beach. I love it and I have fun wearing it.
Jun 29, 2010
hallimation
California
Unbelievable quality for the money!
At the price, I excepted something that would last through one event. This bathing suit is high quality fabric and construction. How they do it at this price is a mystery, but great for anyone who needs a vintage bathing suit. I definitely would recommend this product.
Jun 29, 2010
JLB
Vicksburg MS

 

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