Hello!! I picked this up in Austin Texas. It was labeled as 40's but it has a union tag that says AFLCIO so i know it must be 50's at least if anyone can give me a possible date. The crotch lining has a plastic type feel to it if that is relevant to dating it.. as opposed to a cotton insert. I have a few questions... ok many. As it was a swimsuit I assume it is ok to soak it, it has some staining on the inside, any advice on cleaning it? She has a few problems.. missing button at shoulder and as you can see I think someone tried to make it smaller... a few quick stitches and safety pins on both sides of bust. Zipper works great. So the real question is ... does the elastic look stretched out to you? I know it is hard to tell in pictures but since this is not a modern lycra suit it is just hard to tell for me if it is just the way these suits are or if it is all stretched out. Last question... will these suits stand up to actually being worn in a pool? Can they handle chlorine? Thank you!!!!