This summer, we have an event coming up that involves creating sea bathing attire. Now, here comes the problem…. Most of the research I’m finding shows people in the 1790’s, which is my particular era, sea bathing nude. I have found a few examples of women bathing in chemise-like garments, but not many. Here are a few pics for inspiration and I will post more as I find out more on the subject.
Here you can see why bathing machines were so important. They offered privacy for taking the waters :)
1813 Sea Bathing… This time, the women are actually clothed.
And more nudes in the water :/
So, have any of you come across examples of interesting sea bathing clothing from the Regency???