1890s Bathing Costumes!
(I love the term "bathing costume" - sounds so much prettier and vintage-ier than "swim wear")
I would like to share some pictures here (and I hope to not disobey anyones copyrights).
Ready for summer? Here we go:
more after the cut, please click:
|Pattern I want to buy. Folkwear via neheleniapatterns|
|I do not like the cap, though... [same source as above]|
|Folkwear via neheleniapaterns|
|I do like this picture so much! via bygonefashion|
|check out Recollections for wonderful reproductions! If only the price was lower... Man, I could spend DAYS staring at these photographs, they're just gorgeous!|
|Still not best-friends with that cap-thingy... via premierclothing|
|and anotherone in RED! [same source as above]|
|back to the blue ones... via hourglassdesigns|
I could post tons of pictures more. But as most of them look pretty much the same I stop right here. An advice for Google-research:
# search for ALL possible terms. Looking for "1890s bathing costumes" will give you other pictures than "victorian swimwear" (believe me, it makes a huge difference!)
Last but not least my conclusion: Bathingsuits did not vary that much between, like, 1870 and 1905. (If you think different, please don't hate me! :D It's just my very-beginner's opinion!)