FASHION: Chemise at Sea

Of all women's clothes, the bathing suit has worn best through the ups and downs of high fashion; 1947 brought the Bikini, and no one has quite been able to top that. But last week, as it has come to dresses, coats, suits and negligees, the chemise came to bathing suits.

Almost every top bathing-suit designer has an entry in the new line (see cuts). Cole of California, which grew fast on suits to let in the sun, is adding two chemise bathing suits that keep it out as effectively as any Gay Nineties...

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