May 13, 2021
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The bathing dress: for land and water – archive, 13 July 1925

13 July 1925: When the Frenchwoman goes to a watering-place, the bathing dress serves as a beach-suit as well as for the water

The French bathing-dress is designed far more often for sun than for water. This is not to say that the Frenchwoman is not a good swimmer. When she really takes to the water she is expert, and her bathing-dress is designed to allow her the greatest amount of freedom and comfort. But when she merely goes to a watering-place, the bathing-dress serves as a beach-suit as well as for the water, and her only object is to ensure that it shall look well in the water, and if this is impossible, then to dispense with the water. Thus this year bathing-dresses are designed in two main forms.

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