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What is this style called?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Adamina, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Adamina

    Adamina Registered Guest

    I am absolutely in love with the look of this piece with the three ties at the front but I am struggling to find what the style of this piece is called,
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  2. Blondzai

    Blondzai Registered Guest

    Someone else probably knows better than me but I would say this is a 40's one-piece playsuit
  3. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    I agree. 1940's.
  4. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    Agree, '40s playsuit. It's adorable. If it were longer it might have been a tennis dress.

    I just noticed the tennis racquet after Maggie posted that it's Rita Hayworth!
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020
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  5. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    I thought Adamina might be asking about a term for the tie front as opposed to the garment as a whole.

    EDIT: And isn't that a very young Rita Hayworth?
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  6. Blondzai

    Blondzai Registered Guest

    Its definitely Rita
  7. Adamina

    Adamina Registered Guest

    Yes, that's what I'm asking about, thank you!
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  8. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    Given that it's a tennis set, I would expect that's 3 faux ties over a zip closure. It would gap dreadfully in movement on the court otherwise, and also the way it lays shows no signs of the 'pull' one get with ties. If it were actually a working ties, I'd just call it a bodice with functional front tie closures.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2020
  9. Blondzai

    Blondzai Registered Guest

    That's what I was thinking too. They are sewn into one side and they would either snap or hook and eye over the zipper to attach it to the other side

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