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Friday, June 14, 2013

Beach Fashions circa 1883

Here is a fascinating image of swimsuit fashions from a 1883 fashion magazine (from the Netherlands).  De Gracieuse was published from 1862 to 1936 for fashion-conscious ladies, and featured clothing of all types for all occasions, inspired by the latest Paris fashions.   Interestingly, the magazine also presented examples of embroidery, knitting, and other needlework, intended for embellishing the clothing and shoes.  I love those funny little beach slippers (although they don't seem very practical).  Those appear on many of the Victorian and Edwardian postcards as well ~ I guess ladies simply did not go barefoot!

1 comment:

  1. I think these swimsuits make the perfect summer jumpers for today! :-) I'd wear it...


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