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Women's Brit Marine rubber swimming cap

Date: 1950s
190 x 220 mm, 0.4 lb. (0.2 kg)
Medium: Rubber Rubber
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimming cap
Object No: 00039527

User Terms

    This decorated rubber swimming cap was produced by Brit Marine UK. The white textured cap has been embellished with appliquéd cut-out rubber flowers in blue and white.

    SignificanceThis swimming cap is representative of beach and pool fashions of the 1950s and 1960s.

    HistoryDuring the 1950s extravagantly decorated rubber swimming caps were very much in vogue, worn to accessorise with a swimsuit, and to protect permanent wave hairstyles popular during the period. Often designed by milliners, caps were brightly coloured, appliquéd with flowers or ribbons, or moulded into shapes.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Swim cap

    Web title: Women's Brit Marine rubber swimming cap

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