Registered: May 2009 Location: Belgium (French is my mother language). Posts: 693
Name: Rose-Marie DEMELY
Member of several creative teams
Kits: - By Miss VIVI: “The Essential”- By Newlifedreams and Cali Designs: I SEA YOU
The seaside resort was an eighteenth-century invention. But once the railway arrived in Britain (around 1850) the masses visited the seaside regularly and it spawned a need for new fashions. In the early Victorian era women had worn serge or dark flannel bathing dresses, but by the 1860s two piece belted costumes replaced the earlier styles. The swimwear bodice top was jacket like and the swimsuit bottom part three quarter trousers which had been rejected only a decade earlier when Amelia Bloomer urged women to adopt them. The later Victorian swimsuit outfit was still cumbersome, but was more practical and more attractive than earlier bathing clothes. Although the trouser was acceptable as Victorian beachwear it did not enter mainstream fashion until the 1920s when trousers were accepted after practical wear in the Great War of 1914-18.
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