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Women's green Watersun two piece swimsuit

Date: 1962 - 1963
Dimensions:
Overall: 210 mm, 0.05 kg
Clothing size: 10
Medium: Nylon, chiffon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from ADA Productions
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00008329
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    This two piece swimsuit has a tiered top with narrow shoulder straps buttoned at the back, and matching lined bikini briefs. The sunray pleated camisole-style top is open at the back and is fastened with two metal press studs.
    SignificanceThe swimsuit is representative of women's beachwear fashions produced in Australia in the 1960s. It is also an important example of the development and use of new synthetic textiles during the mid 20th century.
    HistoryIn the 1950s and early 1960s swimsuits and sunsuits were often shaped with paneling and built-in supports in order to create a curvaceous, ultra-feminine silhouette that emphasised the bust, waistline and hips.

    As the 1960s progressed swimsuits became less structured. Designs became more focused on comfort, while necklines went up and straps became thicker. This change was influenced by new synthetic fabrics that were stretchier and offered greater freedom to the wearer. Terelyne was popular in the 1960s as it was quick drying and could be used in a number of different applications.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Women's green Watersun two piece swimsuit

    Assigned title: Bikini pants, set of two (TOP 00008328) Green with white polka dots white nylon lining label attached with washing instructions appears

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