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Woman's abstract print cotton swimsuit

Date: 1950s
Dimensions:
Overall: 635 x 405 x 15 mm, 0.15 kg
Clothing size: 46
Medium: Cotton, plastic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00028083

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    Description
    This abstract print one piece cotton swimsuit was made by Benger in the 1950s. The design features shirred side panels, with full shirring on the scooped back, a ruffled neckline with reinforced seams shaping the bust, a half skirt for modesty and halter neck straps fastened with clear plastic buttons at the back.
    SignificanceThis swimsuit is representative of the 1950s fashion for cotton swimsuits with bold abstract prints.
    HistoryFrom the late 1940s cotton swimsuits and sunsuits were often shaped and textured with shirring, smocking and contrasting panels. This created a curvaceous and ultra-feminine silhouette that emphasised the bust, waistline and hips.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Woman's abstract print cotton swimsuit

    Web title: Women's abstract print cotton swimsuit

    Related People
    Maker: Benger

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