When it Really Was a “Bathing” Suit

It’s called a bathing suit because originally it really was a suit of clothes, and the main purpose was to bathe, not to actually swim.  This print is from about 1872 and shows the five necessary pieces of the suit:  cap, dress, pantaloons, stockings and shoes.


Filed under Proper Clothing, Summer Sports

2 responses to “When it Really Was a “Bathing” Suit

  1. KeLLy Ann

    oh my.


  2. Pingback: The Advent of American Sportswear | The Vintage Traveler

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