As with men’s costumes, women’s bathing suits became briefer, as this cartoon of 1926 suggests. Initially, women wore two-piece costumes, with a tunic covering woollen pants. But by the 1920s, one-piece suits appeared, and more of the arms and the thighs were exposed to public view.
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Reference: Auckland Star, 2 October 1926, p. 23
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