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.












1 Comment

  1. […] friend, others… well let’s just say I don’t exactly love the idea of showing off my midriff. This photo shoot of some completely radiant women in the 1950s as they enjoy a day on the beach just proves to me […]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>