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Women's brown, black and white Eastern Textiles swimsuit

Date: 1960s
Dimensions:
Overall: 0.15 kg
Clothing size: 34
Medium: Nylon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Joan Amy
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00016873
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    This unusual one piece swimsuit has an asymmetrical black, brown and white panelled bodice, a scooped neckline, and a low scooped back. Designed by Joan Amy for Eastern Textiles, the swimsuit's new stretch-nylon fabric offered support and shape with nylon mesh bra cups and panelling.
    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, BROWN AND WHITE ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT, DESIGNED BY JOAN AMY FOR EASTERN TEXTILES

    Web title: Women's brown, black and white Eastern Textiles swimsuit

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    Designer: Joan Amy

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