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bathing costume 1947.2847

Object Name: bathing costume & swimsuit

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1890-1900

Accession Number: 1947.2847
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wool
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

Navy blue twilled wool.

Combinations : Fronts each in one section, fastening with four buttons and buttonholes to neck with high standing collar, lined with brown twilled cotton and fastening with three hooks and loops; wide turn-down collar shaped in a point each side of front and square at back, back in two sections to waist, fronts dividing to form legs extending to knee, seamed at outside and inside leg, full and pleated at back waist seam; long sleeves in one section pleated to shoulder; collar, neck, sleeve and leg edges, all trimmed with double row of white braid.
Skirt :Two flared sections to knee, slightly pleated at centre back and centre front to waistband, fastening centre front with pearl button and buttonhole; skirt open down centre front and fastening with five composition buttons and buttonholes; waist and hem trimmed with double row of white braid.

Dimensions

Type: Combinations
Height: 107.5 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Skirt
Height: 72.5
Width:
Depth:

Type: waist
Height:
Width: 75
Depth:

Type: hem
Height:
Width: 253
Depth: