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Ladies swimsuit, 1950s

Date made: 1950 (circa)

Maker / artist: Unknown

Material: wool

Period: 20th century

Accession number: F7962

This ladies bathing costume from the 1950s is knitted from coral-coloured wool and was the height of fashion at the time. Mens’ swimming trunks and children’s costumes were often made from wool too. They got very soggy when you went in the sea.

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