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Mourning dress in two pieces, black silk faille embroidered in black with decorative lacing c. 1877

Harper's New Monthly Magazine, volume 3, 1852: This satirical look at dress reform first appeared in the English publication, Punch. Dress reformers were subject to so much ridicule that they were finally forced to return to their conventional dress. The bloomer, they soon realized, was receiving much more attention than the women's rights arguments made by its wearers.

Bathing attire. Arnold Constable and Company, 1895. Constables was a once upon a time great store on NY's Fifth Ave. I worked there for a time eons ago.

1928 beachwear, looks like Norma Shearer. Striped swimsuit. 1920s, 20er Jahre #vintage #vinsinn

Pale grey printed cotton dress, ca. 1837. La Galleria del Costume at the Pitti Palace in Venice.

Bañistas en 1915. #swimsuit #retro #fashion #history

Bathing dresses. 1868 From Godey's lady's book. Cute! Note the bare feet.

from The Pragmatic Costumer

Possibly the Best Early Edwardian Color Ever

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