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Not currently on display at the V&A

Bathing Costume

1870-1880 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Made of white calico printed with bands of pin-stripes, the costume has a round drawstring neck and short sleeves. The garment is seamless at the waist and divides into legs trimmed with pleated frills just above the knee. The fastenings are bound with dark red cotton.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Calico, printed
Brief Description
Victorian swimming costume made of white calico with printed red pin-strips, made in England between 1870 and 1880
Physical Description
Made of white calico printed with bands of pin-stripes, the costume has a round drawstring neck and short sleeves. The garment is seamless at the waist and divides into legs trimmed with pleated frills just above the knee. The fastenings are bound with dark red cotton.
Dimensions
  • Length: 40cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Eileen A. Brock
Object history
Worn by Amy Piercy
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.102-1986

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record createdMay 11, 2004
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