Kōrero: Beach culture

1940s bathing costumes (2 o 3)

1940s bathing costumes

By the 1940s, V-necks had become fashionable, the suits only extended to the top of the thigh, and new elastic materials hugged the body, as in this advertisement for Jantzen suits.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-036937; F
Photograph by Gordon Burt

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Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - Beach culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9119/1940s-bathing-costumes (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006