Two-piece bathing suit

Date: 1950–59

Culture: American

Medium: wool

Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 2 in. (5 cm)
(b) L. at center back 15 in. (38.1 cm)

Credit Line: Gift of Richard Martin, 1996

Accession Number: 1996.316.2a, b


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.