Smart as a Smacking Sea Breeze

vintage fitness ad

“Smart as a smacking sea breeze.
Colors as fast as Gilbralter.
Patterns as gay as Paris.”

I do love the swimsuit in this vintage ad from Photoplay.  And it must fit great with the “Loop of Life.”

Get inspired.  Eat right. Work out. Enjoy your fit figure.


I can’t get you a link to Bradley swimwear, but I did find a ton of cool retro striped swimsuits on Amazon.

Squats in the Sand Retro Style



Not sure their form is perfect, but these lovelies are enjoying the sand and surf with squats. Why they are being led by a bald man in a suit with street shoes and argyle socks . . . who is to say?  I see a life ring in the back, just in case those rugged waves are too much.  I love vintage photos, but I do lament that they are pretty much lily white.  Still inspiring though.

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Most of my vintage graphic designs can be ordered through my zazzle shop*.  I can easily do custom order if you contact me.