Look at this beautiful bathing cap! I'm not sure when it's from, because my vintage knowledge doesn't really extend to bathing caps, but I think it's from the 1960's in a 1920's cloche style. It's pretty enough to wear as a real hat, even though bathing caps are technically pretty wildly uncomfortable. In terms of style, it really beats the latex ones that we have to wear these days.
There are lots of amazing vintage bathing caps out there- ones decorated with floppy flowers or mod polka dots or all sorts of things. Simone and I have both sort of been planning to buy one for a long time but I guess we failed because they're not the most wearable of vintage items. Still, I would like to wear one with an Esther Williams style suit and parade around. (I already own four vintage bathing suits, so that area is covered.)
PS: Ohmygosh Esther Williams was so cute!
PPS: Look at this amazing photo of Dolly Parton that also showed up in the Esther Williams search! I totally have to write a post about Dolly Parton. Okay, this photo may be even more amazing. I love that it looks like a Dolly Parton impersonator but is actually her.