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Women's yellow Liberty swimsuit

Date: 1960s
Dimensions:
Overall: 680 mm, 0.15 kg
Clothing size: 34
Medium: Bri-nylon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00018197
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    Made in Australia in the 1960s by Liberty, this Bri-nylon swimsuit has a-symmetrical diagonal panels, a scooped 'v' shaped back and a half skirt for modesty. The canary yellow fabric features two black and white striped buttons at the centre of the bust.
    SignificanceThis swimsuit is representative of 1960s beachwear designs produced in Australia.
    HistoryIn the 1950s and 1960s swimsuits and sunsuits were often shaped with panelling and in-built supports to create a curvaceous, ultra-feminine silhouette that emphasised the bust, waistline and hips.

    As the 1960s progressed, swimsuits became less structured and designs became more focused on comfort using new synthetic fabrics that were quick drying and stretched to hug the figure.
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    Primary title: Women's yellow Liberty swimsuit

    Web title: Women's yellow Liberty swimsuit

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    Maker: Liberty

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