Sporting Look: Scene-setters

Some are for water, some only for show, but all fit the sun
January 06, 1958

Whether in thecompany of a Roto-Body-Broiler or the most determined Dawn-to-Dusk Doer, thelady in the story no longer should travel south with only one bathing suit.Just as there are degrees of determination in facing or evading sun and sea, sothere are matching degrees of swim- or sunability in so-called swimsuits. Someswimsuits should never get wet. Some are as sleek and swim-worthy as FlorenceChadwick's. Others can be worn for projects varying from shell-gathering toskin-diving, For samples of the new suits that suit all roles, see thefollowing pages of swimmers and sunners photographed at the beaches and poolsin Sarasota, Fla.

At-Home suit forsunning only is dacron-and-cotton plaid (Claire McCardell, $35).

Swimmer's leotardof Helanca is figure-molding and fast-drying (Cole, $25).

Step sunner's suitof orlon knit with lastex is navy, stitched like blue jeans with double rows ofwhite. Suit is good swimmer, quick drier (Catalina, $20).

Beach dwellers'ssuit of hand-loomed wool and nylon is warm for occasionally cool days, comes inboldly colored designs (by Margaret Pennington, $35).

Skin-Diver's suitof Mylar Lastex is wet-shiny even when it's dry, has low-cut back, underwatershould upstage even the most glamorous fish (Cole, $35).

Shell sorter'ssuit of rickrack-trimmed cotton pique has matching jacket, is fully lined forswimming (Lanz; $20 for suit, $12 for jacket).

Scene stealer'scostume is made of embroidered eyelet; suit is lined with blue cotton satin(Catalina, $30).

Balcony sitter'ssuit has sheer jacket (Rose Marie Reid; suit $23, jacket $14).

Beach readers aresuited with sarong-draped cotton batiks with matching jackets. All-day sittersfind cottons coolest (Glen of Michigan; suit $17, jacket $12).