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Jantzen Diving Girl logo reproduced courtesy of Skye Group

Miss Jantzen bikini brief

Date: 1960
Overall: 330 x 345 mm
Clothing size: 34
Medium: Nylon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Jantzen Diving Girl logo Skye Group
Object Name: Swimsuit
Object No: 00001331

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    This navy blue nylon two piece swimsuit was made by in Australia by Miss Jantzen. It has a built-in nylon mesh padded bra and modest high cut briefs covering the navel.

    SignificanceThe garment is a representative example of a 1960s design produced by Miss Jantzen.
    HistoryThe two piece swimsuit, made famous by starlets such as Ava Gardner, emerged during the war time years of the 1940s. Its modest design was less about a motivation to shock, than fabric saving necessity. The two piece of this period usually covered the naval, unlike the more daring bikini that was not to gain widespread popularity until the 1960s.
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