See more objects with the tag leisure, fashion, striped, bathing suit.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.


  • Work on this object began.


  • Work on this object ended.



  • You found it!

Woman's Striped Bathing Suit, 1920s

This is a Woman's Striped Bathing Suit.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Kent State University Libraries as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1920s. Its medium is wool knit.

The 1920s witnessed the introduction of formfitting modern bathing suits. This knitted tubular silhouette, with a scoop-necked sleeveless top sewn into a pair of trunks, was worn by men and women. Often available in bright colors, this casual design was known as the "California-style" suit.

It is credited Lent by Kent State University, Gift of Martha McCaskey Selhorst Collection, KSUM 1996.58.550.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Woman's Striped Bathing Suit, 1920s |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=22 October 2020 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>