Women’s Playtex textured rubber swimming cap with costume jewels 1950s.

    Photo Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum

    Women’s Kleinerts swimming cap 1968.

    Photo Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum

    Women’s floral patterned swimming cap 1950s.

    Photo Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum

    Women’s Capella swimming cap 1950s.

    Photo Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum

    Women’s yellow rubber swimming 1960s.

    Photo Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum

    Edwardian Mother Goose style water-proof bathing cap.

    Photo Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum

    Pink rubber swimming cap decorated with a layer of appliquéd cut out rubber flowers 1950s.

    Photo Credit: Australian National Maritime Museum

The best retro swimming caps worn by Aussie women

By Australian Geographic | January 17, 2019

Now this is style.

Swimming caps don’t have to be dull, and they certainly weren’t back in the 20th century. Here are some of the most spectacular examples, courtesy of the Australian National Maritime Museum.