The girls have all the lines

Sept. 30, 1963
Sept. 30, 1963

Table of Contents
Sept. 30, 1963

  • Bear Bryant's Alabama team, in an almost exact reenactment of the 1962 game that led to a celebrated libel suit, again proved it was far superior to Johnny Griffith's University of Georgia Bulldogs

World Series
Bears And Others
The Girls To Beat
  • Pretty girls from all over the world are competing in track and field—and having fun. But where are the Americans? They are at home, demurely avoiding physical stress and missing out on a very good thing

College Football
Pro Football
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

The girls have all the lines

California's annual autumn swimsuit line is out, and so are the rigid lines—out of the suits, that is. At the resort this winter and on any beach next summer, in the matter of girl and suit, the girls will have all the lines. Women's Wear Daily heralds it as "Girls Are Back," which sounds like a scoop only if you missed them. Actually, some girls were banished—or hidden, anyway—by last year's form-concealing covered-up look. They return now, relaxed, comfortable and completely feminine, in gaily colored suits shaped to disclose the body's most alluring contours. One striking aspect of the trend is a swing back to straplessness and sunburned shoulders. Of course, the natural look may not be for everybody. The alternative for the woman who prefers some coverage is a beach adaptation of the so-called layered look. It is achieved (upper right) by matching a sweater or vest to a two-piece suit. Virtually all of the new suits are boneless, but built with skill. This will not be the year that suits make the girl, but, rather, the year the girl puts the lines back in the suits.

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A relaxed, easy fit, this suit from Cole of California ($24) fluidly accents femininity. Derived from the oldtime, unflattering tank suit, the new suit pictured here is made of a filmy, lightweight stretch Helanca and spandex knit.

Rose Marie Reid's strapless shift ($26) attaches to a fitted jersey inner shell, has hidden straps for active swimmers. Helanca suit has a border of art nouveau flowers on one side of its fetching design.

Three-piecers move far off Madison Avenue, as Elisabeth Stewart covers a two-piece swimsuit with matching sweater ($28), and Rose Marie Reid Juniors adds a waistcoat to complete a beach ensemble ($24).