Terminology Tuesday #8 Quirky and curious fashion terms: Sauna Suit

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It’s Terminology Tuesday again and this week in the spotlight is…

the Sauna Suit

Don’t you just love the innovations we meagre human being’s come up with? Anything to lose a kilo or two with the minimum of effort. Such a lazy bunch.

Trim-Ez Hot Pants Sauna Suit

Trim-Ez Hot Pants Sauna Suit, from American Hairdresser July 1972 photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/incurlers/4513159850/

“sauna suit: an exercise suit made of soft flexible vinyl in either a jumpsuit or two piece style with a zip front and knitted cuffs at wrists and ankles. Intended to be worn around the house, it seals in body heat, acting like a steam bath and encouraging weight loss. An innovation of the late 1960’s. Also called an exercise suit. “

WARNING: I STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST GOOGLING THIS TERM. THE MAJORITY OF WHAT I FOUND WAS TASTELESS, BORDERING ON ….. LET’S NOT GO THERE! It was icky let us say. Yuech!

Clearly however these products are still selling. Not just for the 70’s little lady as you might have thought.

Fancy one of these?

Sauna Suit

Sauna Suit. Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/helloviking/4586972224/

Or one for relaxing whilst in the bath. Something wrong there surely.

Home Bath Sauna Suit - Don Quijote, Roppongi

Home Bath Sauna Suit image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/163514771/

This lady almost makes it look like a reasonable proposition!

Swelter Female Sweat Suit

Swelter Female Sweat Suit image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/swelterwear/7002998667/

I think I’ll stick to “Pump” and a few extra kilo’s.

Happy Tuesday,

Bella

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* Bibliography: The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion 4th Edition by Phyllis G.   and Sandra J. Keiser

 

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