Object Name: bathing costume & swimsuit
Role in production: Make
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Accession Number: 1983.371
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
Apple green wool bathing costume by Jantzen. Heavy one-piece suit, machine knitted in stocking stitch. Straight-cut top reaches crotch and inside this from waist is stitched a pair a shorts. Top has cut away armholes and neck leaving narrow shoulder straps, no bust shaping. Woman diver logo at left hip, woven in pink, red and black, with "Jantzen" woven into diver's costume. Back is plain with very low neckline. Shorts have short leg pieces and an oval-shaped gore at gusset.
Inside: all seams overlocked; one self-fabric (28cm) cord inserted at upper front armhole each side, possibly to prevent costume from slipping.
Height: 80 cm
Type: Width (max)