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Women's sailor-style swimsuit

Date: 1960s
Overall: 650 x 380 mm, 0.15 kg
Clothing size: 46
Medium: Bri-nylon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from S Geer
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00016800

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    This sailor-style one piece swimsuit in royal blue faille weave Bri-nylon features a plunging 'v' neckline with a black and white striped insert. Trimmed in a nautical red bias binding that ends with a decorative bow, the design also has a half skirt for modesty, a 'v' back, and a stitched swan insignia on the lower right hip.
    SignificanceThis swimsuit is representataive of the flattering figure-hugging designs made using new synthetic fabrics 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

    Web title: Women's sailor-style swimsuit

    Primary title: ROYAL BLUE SWIMSUIT

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