Something for Alexia.
Bathing Suit late 1860s- early 1870s The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not that Alexia would ever bathe in public!
Something for Prudence.
"Bathing-dresses in this country have a last attained to the decorum and suitability so long absent form them, though possessed by most other nations. We are more seldom appalled now-a-days by the spectacle of a group of women attired in a loose blue serge garment devoid of form or shape, and producing an effect upon which one should prefer not to dwell."
~ Lillias Campbell Davidson, 1889
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