Whether in the
company of a Roto-Body-Broiler or the most determined Dawn-to-Dusk Doer, the
lady 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, so
there are matching degrees of swim- or sunability in so-called swimsuits. Some
swimsuits should never get wet. Some are as sleek and swim-worthy as Florence
Chadwick's. Others can be worn for projects varying from shell-gathering to
skin-diving, For samples of the new suits that suit all roles, see the
following pages of swimmers and sunners photographed at the beaches and pools
in Sarasota, Fla.
At-Home suit for
sunning only is dacron-and-cotton plaid ( Claire McCardell, $35).
of Helanca is figure-molding and fast-drying (Cole, $25).
Step sunner's suit
of orlon knit with lastex is navy, stitched like blue jeans with double rows of
white. Suit is good swimmer, quick drier (Catalina, $20).
suit of hand-loomed wool and nylon is warm for occasionally cool days, comes in
boldly colored designs (by Margaret Pennington, $35).
of Mylar Lastex is wet-shiny even when it's dry, has low-cut back, underwater
should upstage even the most glamorous fish (Cole, $35).
suit of rickrack-trimmed cotton pique has matching jacket, is fully lined for
swimming (Lanz; $20 for suit, $12 for jacket).
costume is made of embroidered eyelet; suit is lined with blue cotton satin
suit has sheer jacket (Rose Marie Reid; suit $23, jacket $14).
Beach readers are
suited with sarong-draped cotton batiks with matching jackets. All-day sitters
find cottons coolest (Glen of Michigan; suit $17, jacket $12).