Rare Late 1930s Martin White Telescopic Swimsuit in Teal Green and White Horrockses Cotton


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      In 1937, Martin White patented the Telescopic Swimsuit (and the patent number is clearly printed on the tag.) While these were made into the 1940s, this print has so much deco influence that I feel fairly sure it's one of his earlier pieces. The piece has so much shirring that a perfect, flattering fit is almost guaranteed. It's a brilliant style, and I've never seen anything like it from a US label. The material is cotton, printed in teal green on white. The cups, unlike US styles, are not lined or reinforced. The straps are elasticized, as is the back, buttocks, crotch, sides and center shirring on the bust. It is fastened with the white cord ties at back. 


      Bust: 29" - 37" 
      Waist: 24" -36"
      Hips: 32"-41"
      Length: 28"

      Label: Made in England, Martin White
      Material: Unknown Blend
      Condition: Very Good minus

      This suit is incredibly clean fresh, and strong. I would caution against wearing it maxed out in all dimensions, as I think it would wear the suit out, but at this time, the shirring has incredible bounce. I find no flaws to note!
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