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Women's green and white sunsuit

Date: 1940s-1950s
Dimensions:
Overall: 730 x 420 x 20 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Cotton, elastic, plastic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Sunsuit
Object No: 00028067

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    Description
    This green and white pinstriped cotton sunsuit features a large scooped neck highlighted by dark green bias binding. The 1950s loose fitting style is buttoned and sleeveless with bloomer-style pants with elasticised legs and waist.
    SignificanceThis sunsuit is representative of beach leisure wear in Australia in the 1940s and 1950s.
    HistoryInstead of sitting on the beach in a wet swimsuit, women changed into sunsuits and playsuits, which were short all-in-ones often made from cotton or rayon. The suits were worn for sunbathing and other activities that took place around the pool or on the beach.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Women's green and white sunsuit

    Primary title: GREEN AND WHITE PINSTRIPE SUNSUIT, SLEEVLESS WITH A SCOOP NECK AND FIVE CLEAR BUTTONS FROM THE NECK TO CROTCH.

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