Jul 20, 2010

Novelty Print of the Day -- 1990's Trompe L'oeil TUXEDO Swimsuit

It was only when I started selling vintage online about 7 years ago that I realized the awesome trick in fashion that I KNEW I loved immensely had a name. Trompe L'oeil is French for "trick the eye". This has always been one of my very favorite details, especially in clothing, and it's the reason why I'm such a big fan of Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the first designers to use it in her creations. (More on that later, promise!)

I was so happy when I stumbled upon this swimsuit this morning on Ebay. Perfect example of the fun optical illusion in action. So CUTE isn't it?

Find the suit on ebay
here from seller: BustownModern.


  1. How darling is this suit? Nice bod too! Thanks for sharing~

  2. in love with that one pieces so clever & cute!

    Anna Katrina

  3. I love all the novelty prints you've been posting! The kitty ring in the last post is pretty spectacular too. :)

    Also just wanted to let you know I'm doing a giveaway on my blog for a Shabby Apple dress: http://www.thriftaholic.net You should enter! :)


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