Bathing costume

black one-piece swimming costume with yellow and blue stripes over the left shoulder

Bathing costume of black machine-knitted cotton jersey, with vest-like top section and short legs. Top half of costume is divided diagonally, the left side worked in blue and yellow horizontal stripes.

Fastens with two mother-of-pearl buttons on left shoulder. Belt loops at hip level but belt now missing.

  • Cotton jersey, about 1925-30
  • Accession numbers 1967.187.387

Labelled:

' MERIDIAN REGD, INTERLOCK, THE PERFECT FABRIC FOR SENSITIVE SKINS, BRITISH MAKE, AFTER BATHING RINSE WELL IN CLEAR FRESH WATER, RESTORE TO NORMAL SHAPE BEFORE DRYING. Sensola'