Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two-piece bathing suit

Date:
1950–59
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard Martin, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.316.2a, b
Not on view

Monochromatic stripes add a nautical touch to this ensemble. The strapless top has round-wired cups to shape the bust into the desired 1950s silhouette, while the modest bottom of black wool jersey features an overskirt with striped inserts.

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