Bathing dress

Description
This is a ladies bathing dress. It is made of dark blue serge (a type of wool cloth – worsted twill) with white trimming. It has a sailor style collar and short sleeves. Bathing costumes for men were also available. Wool was popular for garments worn next to the skin in the late 19th century, as it was believed to have health benefits.
Accession Loan No.
14/1962/1
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
bathing dress
Simple Name
swimwear
Full Name
bathing dress
Dimensions
centre back length 1040 mm; waist 790 mm
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Date
c 1898
Production Year Low
1898
Production Year High
1908
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
wool (serge)

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