The Costume Gallery Presents:
A Year in Fashion: 1870
Ladies' Bathing Costume

1870 Ladies' Swimsuit

Bathing costume of white flannel; trousers fastened at the knee by a cross-strip braided with a Grecian Key pattern in black wool. Peplum blouse with short sleeves, with the Grecian braid trim again, buttoned on each side and on the shoulders.

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