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1960s Lily Pulitzer Swimsuit

Description

Light blue-green bra and shorts bathing suit with yellow and white floral print.

a. Bra top
Bra style top in woven cotton broadcloth with stiff shaped foam bra cups. Fabric for bra cups is gathered into self-fabric bias finish along lower edge of entire bra top. Self fabric bow sewn to center front between bra cups. Self-fabric straps 3/4" wide that go from top of bra cup in front over shoulder to mid back. Straps loop through a bias fabric loop sewn to the bra back. Straps have two buttons and buttonholes to adjust length. Three inch length by 1" wide strip of self-fabric enclosed elastic at center back with two buttons at end that button into two buttonholes on opposite side of center back strap.

b Shorts
Cotton self-fabric short shorts going to top of thigh area (13" side seam) with loose boy short leg opening. No waistband; faced finish at waist with self-fabric bow sewn to shorts at center front waist. Darts, one each left and right side and front and back, for fit; Metal zipper (8.5" zipper) closure at center back with metal hook and eye at center back waistband. Shorts lined with panties in light blue plain weave fabric. Panties have elastic casing at lower opening.

Source

HCT.1992.711.7ab

Designer

Lily Pulitzer

Decade

1960-1969

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Collection

Citation

“1960s Lily Pulitzer Swimsuit,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed February 25, 2021, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5095.

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