Strapless turquoise & blue bikini

"Wearing my Expozay bikini riding my boogie board in the surf at Pauanui was summer holiday happiness for me in the 1980s. I had a wash ’n’ wear perm that turned my straight hair into a curly mop, which I scrunched back into a pony tail when I went swimming. If I didn’t remember to attach the halter strap of my bikini before going into the water my bikini top could end up where it wasn’t meant to be. One time in very boisterous surf my top ended up round my waist. Another time the top came right off and I just managed to grab it before it was washed away. No problem: I just put the top back on and looked for another wave to ride." – Jeanette de Heer. 

Details

Credit: Courtesy of Jeanette de Heer
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Expozay
Manufacturing location: Tauranga
Garment type: Bikini
Material: Nylon/lycra
Features: Floral print
Colour: Turquoise
Label: Expozay
Date: 1980s