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Women's 'Fantasia' Liberty swimsuit

Date: 1950s
Dimensions:
Overall: 840 x 360 mm, 0.3 kg
Clothing size: 46
Medium: Cotton, rubber
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00002928

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    Description
    Made by Liberty, this cotton 'Fantasia' swimsuit features a shirred back, elasticised legs and a half skirt. A feminine shape is created with a cuffed butterfly neckline and a padded bust. Lined with cotton stockinette the swimsuit has adjustable cross over shoulder straps.
    SignificanceThis swimsuit is representative of Australian beachwear fashions and textile technologies in the 1950s .
    HistoryFrom the late 1940s cotton swimsuits and sunsuits were often shaped and textured with shirring, smocking and contrasting panels to create a curvaceous and ultra-feminine silhouette that emphasised the bust, waistline and hips.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: WOMEN'S SWIMSUIT, ONE PIECE MAROON WITH GREEN, BLUE AND WHITE LEAF DESIGN

    Web title: Women's 'Fantasia' Liberty swimsuit

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    Maker: Liberty

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