Welcome to Prints Charming Sunday! To all my new amigos joining us, lemme drop a quickie explanation: Prints Charming Sunday is where I spotlight a seller's vintage novelty print (usually from the 1940's-50's), on a vintage dress, skirt, menswear, toilet seat cover, beer keg cozy, whatever. The wackier and whimsical-ier the print, the better!
So now, I give you today's pick, this Vintage 50's Jantzen New England Novelty Print Blouse:
Most folks associate Jantzen with swimsuits, but the company banged out some pretty cool non-swimwear fashions! Like this blouse. I love it. Alot. The seaside village, the boats, the old-timey barrels that I like to think holds beer, the...fishnet. It's wicked awesome. It's so...well, so New England, obviously. (Did you catch my New England joke in there with dropping "wicked"? Yeah, I know it was cheesy. It's how I roll.)
Look at the back! It's sailortastic.
The blouse is currently available on Etsy from seller Joules Vintage for a mere 35 clams! (Get it?! "Clams", as in money? And clams are a New England food type thing? And today's print is all about the seaside type vibe? Yeah, that was bloody awful. These are the jokes, people.)