Throwback Thursday – 1950s Beach Beauty

vintage beach beauty
Taking my weekly stumble through the LIFE archives, I was immediately drawn to this “Beach Fashions” shoot photographed by Nina Leen in the April of 1950. While I fully understand that these women weren’t living in a time of intense media body scrutiny and micro bikinis, the fact that these un-Photoshopped beauties look flawless and happy with hairs out of place (and hairs visible on their legs – quel horreur!) truly adds to the vintage appeal of the snaps. Time to pull out the one-piece.












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