Fascinating Historical Photos of Swimwear Styles from the Victorian Era

Traditionally, women wore serge or dark flannel bathing dresses in the early Victorian era, but by the 1860s, two-piece belted costumes replaced earlier styles. Amelia Bloomer, who urged women to wear them a decade earlier, had designed a swimwear bodice top that looked like a jacket and a bottom part that looked like three-quarter trousers.

Victorian bathing outfits were still cumbersome but were more attractive and practical than earlier bathing clothes.

Also, check the evolution of swimsuits.

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