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Women's Bukta swimsuit

Date: late 1940s-1950s
Overall: 640 x 300 mm, 0.2 kg
Clothing size: 32
Medium: Satin. elastic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00017851
Place Manufactured:England

User Terms

    This green satin maillot swimsuit was made by Bukta Swimwear in England in the late 1940's or early 1950's. Satin was rarely used in swimsuits, especially after World War II when raw materials were limited. The design features the figure hugging device of tight shirring at the front, back and the waist along with a decorative yellow-gold trim along the bust and the shoulder straps.

    SignificanceThis swimsuit is a rare example of a satin swimsuit from the 1940's or 1950's.
    HistoryFrom the late 1940s 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: Women's Bukta swimsuit

    Web title: Women's Bukta swimsuit

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    Maker: Bukta

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