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1940s Yellow Two-Piece Bathing Suit

Description

Two-piece yellow synthetic women's bathing suit; bra, shorts and belt.

A. Shorts
Full cut shorts with seams at left and right side fronts and center front and back. 1 1/4" wide waistband with 5 self fabric belt carriers. Nylon tricot panty lining attached at waist; elastic at pant leg. 2" inseam.

B. Bra top
Bra top with 1/2" wide elastic shoulder straps that cross in back and then attach at bra sides. Bra cups lined in nylon tricot. Inverted V inset at lower edge extending to side seams; straps attach to this inset at side back

c. Belt
(.75" wide) with round yellow slide buckle

Source

HCT.2007.27.4a-c

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Patricia Cunningham.

Decade

1940-1949

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Collection

Citation

“1940s Yellow Two-Piece Bathing Suit,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed December 7, 2019, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5110.

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