Would You Ever Wear A Vintage Bathing Suit?

My mother has a special face she displays when I show her my latest vintage finds. It says, That’s cute, but how could you ever wear someone else’s clothes? No amount of laundering is enough for her when it comes to my pre-owned finds, because it’s already soiled with the first owner’s issues. While I tend to disagree with her, and fully plan on continuing to grow my ever expanding wardrobe of vintage clothing, there’s one type of vintage that I’ll never touch. Vintage bathing suits. Currently, Resurrection Vintage in New York City has a stock of bathing suits from designers like YSL, Missoni, Pucci, Norma Kamali, and Thierry Mugler; they intend to sell these already worn creations to vintage lovers, but I’m hoping these are going to collections rather than personal wardrobes. There’s a reason swimsuits are sold with those liners, people! I don’t care if it’s vintage, if it’s designer, if it costs only a fraction of the original price — pre-worn swimsuits are not going on my body. That’s like wearing someone else’s underwear, which is just plain nasty. Tell me — would you wear a vintage bathing suit even though it’s pre-worn? [Racked]

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