Inspired by the muse of the glorious sunny weather, we’ve been reading ‘bathing costume’ stories in The Archive.
Here is a fascinating article, published in 1883, about the evolution of women’s bathing outfits during the Victorian era.
We’ve also included a cartoon from 1935 that passes sage comment on the protean nature of bathing costumes for women across the decades.
Exeter Flying Post – Wednesday 19 September 1883
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Derby Daily Telegraph – Thursday 10 October 1935
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