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Bathing suits, Jul 1864 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book
Colored by me according to this description:

Fig. 1.—Turkish pants of a gray and white striped material, fastened at the ankle with an elastic cord.  Paletôt dress of a dark blue and black flannel, made with a small cape, and trimmed with black mohair braid.  Oil silk hat, bound and trimmed with scarlet binding.
Fig. 2.—Suit of pearl-colored flannel, trimmed with dark blue flannel, and braided in a plain Grecian pattern with narrow blue braid.  Cap of oil silk, trimmed with dark blue flannel.
Fig. 3.—Suit of black cloth, bound with scarlet flannel.  The collar is of scarlet flannel, also the cap, which is trimmed with black braid and a long black tassel.
Fig. 4.—Suit of scarlet flannel, trimmed with wide and narrow black braid.  The dress is decorated with applications of black cloth, cut in the shape of anchors.  The hat is of white straw, trimmed with scarlet braid.

Bathing suits, Jul 1864 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

Colored by me according to this description:

Fig. 1.—Turkish pants of a gray and white striped material, fastened at the ankle with an elastic cord.  Paletôt dress of a dark blue and black flannel, made with a small cape, and trimmed with black mohair braid.  Oil silk hat, bound and trimmed with scarlet binding.

Fig. 2.—Suit of pearl-colored flannel, trimmed with dark blue flannel, and braided in a plain Grecian pattern with narrow blue braid.  Cap of oil silk, trimmed with dark blue flannel.

Fig. 3.—Suit of black cloth, bound with scarlet flannel.  The collar is of scarlet flannel, also the cap, which is trimmed with black braid and a long black tassel.

Fig. 4.—Suit of scarlet flannel, trimmed with wide and narrow black braid.  The dress is decorated with applications of black cloth, cut in the shape of anchors.  The hat is of white straw, trimmed with scarlet braid.

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    May I get a polite historical fashion UNF for these babies? Maybe one APortfolio is done… and all of my 60s sheers and...
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    I see no problem with these swimming outfits at all. And look how they draw attention to the…uh…knees? HAWT. You would...
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    Flannel? At the beach?
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    Skanks. Look at them showing off their ankles. Tsk. What is the world coming to?
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