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Big year for the terry bag

April 21, 1958
April 21, 1958

Table of Contents
April 21, 1958

Table of Contents
Snow Patrol
Acknowledgments
Russian Wrestlers
Spectacle
Wonderful World Of Sport
Golf
Sporting Look
Travel
Canada Goose
Fitness
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Big year for the terry bag

By Jo Ahern Zill

The billowing bag silhouette no sooner settled over the forms of American womankind than designers hit upon its possibilities as a cover-up for the beach. Here previewed in California is something new: bags of terry, including one which can either be worn or used as a bag used to be—to carry things.

This is an article from the April 21, 1958 issue Original Layout

Bag silhouetted on a California beach include (from the left) Beverly Penberthy in a rickrack-trimmed Cone terry (Gertrude Davenport, $9); Jimmy Mitchell in a striped Fieldcrest poncho (Bonnie Cashin, $11); Geri Mirman in a tricolor Cone tunic (Gertrude Davenport, $6); Jan Currey in checkered beach "slip" (John Weitz, $14); Suzy Ruel, jacketed in Martex (Toni Owen, $17).

Laundry bag, banded with red, can be buttoned across the neck and arms and used to carry paraphernalia home (John Weitz, $8).

Hair-drying towel is attached as shawl collar to a full-length Cannon terry beach robe (designed by Bonnie Cashin for Dorian, $20).

Beach dresses silhouetted against California sunset are made of brilliant block-woven Martex and white Cone (both by John Weitz for Printzess Square, $23 left, $20 right).

Bathhrobe of Martex's geometric-printed toweling is an efficient after-swim blotter, has single button at low waistline (Toni Owen, $25).

Coverall of Cannon wraps and ties in Oriental fashion (Bonnie Cashin for Dorian, $20). Pagoda umbrella is from Frances Mihailoff.

SIX PHOTOSCHRISTA