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Bathing costume

Bathing costume

  • Place of origin:

    Australia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1955 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bimba (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton, and ruched with elastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Betty Stout

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

One-piece bathing costume in cotton, with a floral print in variegated colours, mainly yellow, green and blue. Pale green cord tie at the front. Elastic-ruched back. Wide shoulder straps, adjustable with buttons/buttonholes on the straps and back.

Place of Origin

Australia (made)


ca. 1955 (made)


Bimba (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton, and ruched with elastic

Descriptive line

One-piece bathing costume in printed cotton, designed by Bimba, Australia, ca. 1955


Cotton (textile); Elastic



Subjects depicted



Fashion; Sport; Women's clothes

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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