As the women became more independent and began participating in sports and physical activities, the demand for appropriate beach clothing became apparent. The Beach Panamas were introduced in the early 1930s, and they soon became part of everyday fashion. Wide legs and a tunic or button-down blouse with a matching belt were the Pajama style. These pajamas are derived from actual women’s day pajamas.
The heydays of beach pajamas came to an end with the introduction of playsuits in the late 1930s. These are comprised of a fitted bodice with adjustable straps. Many had matching overskirts that could be easily be removed.
Check out these beautiful vintage photos show the different beach pajamas styles of the 1930s.