Collection Online
polyester/cotton, spandex, elastic, plastic boning, metal fasteners
69.0 × 36.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
United States
label, sewn inside centre back, woven in tan and red polyester on white polyester: Jantzen / 14 / MADE IN U.S.A.
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of Ms Kerry Gardner, Member, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Pale pink polyester cotton one-piece swimsuit. The front is a single panel textured with multiple rows of horizontal ruching, held in place by three vertical lines of stitching. The bust is exaggerated by additional stitching at the centre front and side seams. The top edge of the bust is trimmed with two decorative fold-down panels and the adjustable straps extend from these to the top edge of the swimsuit back. The swimsuit fastens with a metal zip and hook and eye located at centre back. The low cut legs are slightly gathered with a narrow elasticised channel and the bodice is reinforced internally with boning and elastic.