Just posted: two vintage swimsuits in Inherited's lingerie and swimwear section! The one on the left is a 1940s Catalina suit with a hand blocked pinecone pattern. The one on the right is a 1960s Elizabeth Stewart lime green suit with sketched floral and botanical designs and attached bloomers. Even though these suits were found in different places, they are tied together. After doing some research, I found that Catalina was founded in 1928 by Edgar W. Stewart in Los Angeles. He hired Hollywood costume designers to create suits, adding to the brand's stylish allure. When Edgar sold the company in the mid-1950s, his daughter, Elizabeth Stewart, who was a designer for Catalina, started her own line with the help of her husband and brothers. These two suits are literally two generations of swimwear!
Besides their unique, shared history, both suits are still completely flattering and eye-catching and make great pieces for any vintage collection.