Pale blue polka dot bikini

This Nelbarden swimsuit was made under licence in New Zealand. It belongs to Angela Te Wiata who frequently swam at Bland Bay. "At Bland Bay there would be no one else around. Not even a road to get there until my grandparents helped get money to put one in. My mother would say, 'What do you need clothes for?' It was definitely convenient. You wouldn’t have to get sand out of your togs, not wearing any."

 

Details

Credit: Courtesy of Angela Te Wiata
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: New Zealand
Garment type: Bikini
Material: Bri-nylon
Features: Polka dot print
Colour: Blue & black
Label: Nelbarden of Regent St London
Date: 1960s