Blue swimsuit & floral beach cape

This swimsuit is labelled Roslyn - one of many labels used by Dunedin manufacturers, Ross & Glendining. Roslyn swimwear usually featured a badge featuring a swimming lady and a pair of wings. This style of cape was a glamorous, yet practical garment to wear the beach.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Felicity Bell (swimsuit) & Kim Smith (cape)
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Roslyn (swimsuit) & unknown (cape)
Manufacturing location: New Zealand
Garment type: Swimsuit & cape
Material: Wool (swimsuit) & chenille (cape)
Features: The cape has a a woven floral motif.
Colour: Blue & teal
Label: Roslyn (swimsuit) & unknown (cape)
Date: 1920s