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Women's black Lillibet beach jacket

Date: 1950s
Overall: 730 x 650 x 60 mm, 0.45 kg
Display Dimensions: 730 mm
Medium: Cotton, wool
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Jacket
Object No: 00028094
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    This black terry towelling beach coat has a red gingham print cotton trim at the collar and cuffs and the inside of both pockets. Made in Sydney by Lillibet, the pullover cotton coat is machine sewn and has a tie made of intertwined red, black and white wool with tassels at each end.

    SignificanceThis beach jacket is a rare surviving example of beach fashions made in Australia during the 1950s.
    HistoryThe fashion for wearing silk kimonos, beach pyjamas and beach coats was first established in America and Europe in the 1920s. In Australia the beach coat was worn by women as a fashionable accessory up until the 1960s. Often manufactured and sold as a set to match the latest swimsuits and swimming caps, beach jackets were an essential part of the beach or pool wardrobe.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Black terry towelling beach coat with red gingham trim

    Web title: Women's black Lillibet beach jacket

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