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Bathing costume

Slix, British, Southend-on-Sea


Center back: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rayon, plain weave (faille)

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



One-piece bathing costume with off-white and rose-colored rayon faille; diamond pattern down center front. Sweetheart neckline. Halter strap is adjustable with metal clip. Sewn in shelf bra. Zipper down center back. Attached briefs underneath skirt. Interior tag: “SLIX REGD. 34” Original round hangtag still attached with SLIX logo: “STYLE 42, SIZE: 34, PRICE – “


2012, sold by Leslie Verrinder, Tintin Collectibles, London, England to Frederic A. Sharf, Chesnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf