Two-piece bathing suit

Date: ca. 1940

Culture: American

Medium: wool

Credit Line: The Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Costume Collection, Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, 2001

Accession Number: 2001.790.1a, b


This early two-piece bathing suit is knitted from blue and white wool knit with a whimsical fish design. It is made modest through the top's sufficient coverage and the high-waisted brief that conceals the torso to below the hipline. Elastic at the brief's waistband and the button closure at center back assure the wearer complete confidence in even the roughest surf.