This Rose Marie Reid 1950s kimono is a must have for any wardrobe, it can be worn over a swim suit, as a house gown or wrapped slightly tighter as a beautiful dress and the belt around the waist can be worn as a scarf/neck tie if being worn open.
It is made from 100% Polyamide (a man made fibre which feels like silk but is water resistant and hard wearing) it is a one size fits all but our mannequin is a size 8 so could be worn anywhere from a size 6/8 to a 14.
Rose Marie Reid, born Rose Marie Yancey (September 12, 1906 in Cardson, Alberta, Canada – December 16, 1978 in Provo, Utah, United States), was a Canadian-born American swimsuit designer who was extremely popular and successful in the 1940s-60s. Reid believed that every woman should feel just as glamorous in a swimsuit as she did in an evening gown, and she designed her suits accordingly.
Part of Reid’s success was due to her influence in Hollywood and the motion picture industry. Famous screen actresses, including Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, and Rhonda Fleming wore her swimsuits. Rita Hayworth famously wore the “Glittering Metallic Lamé” suit to publicise her 1946 hit film, Gilda. Her suits also appeared in several Californian beach party films from the late 1950s and the early 1960s, including Gidget, Muscle beach party, and Where the boys are.