Swimsuit with v-shape panels

This Watersun swimsuit is made from Bri-Nylon - a nylon fabric trademarked in 1958 by the British Nylon Spinners. This became the default option for swimwear in New Zealand for the next two decades. With its quick-drying properties, its durability and colour fastness, and variety of textures, patterns and rich colours, Bri-Nylon surpassed anything that had come before.

Details

Credit: Courtesy of Cathy Dunn (Penelope Tree Vintage)
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Watersun
Manufacturing location: New Zealand
Garment type: Swimsuit
Material: Bri-nylon
Features: White panels
Colour: Blue & white
Label: Watersun
Date: 1960s