|Clothing coupons were precious and swimwear had low priority during the war .|
|Posters and advertisments encouraged people to "make-do and mend".|
A growing girl could "make-do" with her old swimsuit. But even the versatile rouched fabric swimsuit, which had fitted at the end of the thirties, had its limits.
|Any needlewoman would have been capable of converting a one piece into this practical and fashionable two piece Suntop and Trunks .|
So they did.
Top photo dated August 1941: Age about 19 years old Estimate: born 1922± 3 years