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
Simple Name
swimwear
Full Name
bathing dress
Common Name
bathing dress
Material
wool (serge)
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
c 1898
Production Year Low
1898
Production Year High
1908
Family Group

Dimensions
centre back length 1040 mm; waist 790 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:57
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:57

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