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Women's black Corals Beachwear swimsuit

Date: 1960s
Dimensions:
Overall: 0.1 kg
Clothing size: 34
Medium: Nylon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Joan Amy
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00016869
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    This simple black one piece swimsuit has a panelled princess-line bodice, capped sleeves and a low 'v' back, with a half skirt for modesty. Designed by Joan Amy for Corals Beachwear, the swimsuit's new stretch-nylon fabric offered support and shape with an inbuilt bra and elasticised edging along the legs.

    SignificanceThis Australian made swimsuit is representative of beach fashions designed by Joan Amy during the 1960s.
    HistoryIn the 1950s and early 1960s swimsuits and sunsuits were often shaped with panelling and built-in supports to create a curvaceous, ultra-feminine silhouette emphasising the bust, waistline and hips.

    As the 1960s progressed swimsuits became less structured and designs became more focused on comfort. New synthetic fabrics that were quick drying and stretched to hug the figure, provided a more self supporting garment than the heavier woollen suits of previous decades.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: BLACK ONE PIECE PRINCESS STYLE SWIMSUIT, DESIGNED BY JOAN AMY FOR CORALS BEACHWEAR

    Web title: Women's black Corals Beachwear swimsuit

    Related People
    Designer: Joan Amy

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