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Object Name Suit, Bathing
Catalog Number 2009.46.7
Description Woman's one piece swimming suit with a cotton taupe colored underbody and an outer covering of black lace netting. The netting, which covers the entire suit, was originally black in color but has faded to brown in most areas. There are two thin tie strings at the side of the waist that are pulled to the front for a bow. There are thin spaghetti straps that go over the shoulders, two small straps per shoulder. The straps can be unfastened at the back button closure. There is a metal zipper on the back side of the suit with hook and eye closures mounted on the underbody. There are vertical, ruched stretch panels on the back side of the bodice that allows flexibility. The suit has an inner bra for support.
Year Range from 1965
Year Range to 1975
Material cotton/elastic/metal/plastic
Makers mark The white label with maroon printing is sewn on the proper right side of the inner bra. It reads: rose marie reid / 14
Dimensions L-26 inches
Dimension Details Waist measurement: 25"
Subjects Clothing & dress
Swimming
Recreation
Sunbathing
Leisure
Designers
Apparel
Bathing suits
Classification Apparel
Clothing
Water
Recreation
Leisure activities
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