Victorian and Edwardian era (1840s to 1910s) swimsuits for women. Ready-made or custom made Victorian swimsuits and Edwardian swimsuits, beach shoes, swim caps, and capes. Also gym suits (bloomer style or knickerbocker suits) which were worn for exercise, sports (hiking, caving, exploring, golf, tennis) as well as adapted into rational dress / dress reform clothing.
Victorian Swimsuit Patterns
Sew a Victorian swimsuit with one of these sewing patterns.
Victorian and Edwardian Swimwear Gallery
Pictures of swimsuits, bathing suits, and gym clothes for women in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Debbie Sessions has been teaching fashion history and helping people dress for vintage themed events since 2009. She has turned a hobby into VintageDancer.com with hundreds of well researched articles and hand picked links to vintage inspired clothing online. She aims to make dressing accurately (or not) an affordable option for all. Oh, and she dances too.