What fun. This must have been so uncomfortable to wear with wires in pockets concealed in the bust area. Seems such a strange idea if it was for stiffening.
Machine knitted labelled By appointment Wolsey. Modern Swimwear, Ladies 38, the black ground woven with pairs of red lobsters, ribbed bust area, the inside with pockets of wires, the front gathered with elastic, the shoulder straps crossing at the back and hanging down the swimsuit, with red, black and ivory wool tassels, shorts on the underskirt,
top of swimsuit to lowershorts 26 in/65 cm.
Very good. The underarms have had a few stitches where the seams have come away.
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