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Ladies 1900s Bathing Suit - Black

Ladies 1900s Bathing Suit - Black

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Make a splash in our vintage styled swimsuit. As more people flocked to beaches, the bathing garments became more fitted and shorter much to the dismay of the conservative bystanders. This well tailored sailor suit was the height of beach fashion in the 1890ís and early 1900ís and would even pass the Beach Patrolís whose job was to ensure that ladiesí skirts were not too short.

For modesty and authenticity, pair with our pantaloons and mobcap. Our version features the most popular naval middy collar with a v-neck front and large square flap across the back, which has contrasting trim. Authentic details include an attached contrasting bow tie, cap sleeves, and contrasting trim at the sleeves and ruffled skirt bottom. Skirt measures approximately 26 inches in length from set in waist.

Imported. Made of 97% Cotton and 3% Spandex for comfort. Machine wash in cold water on gentle cycle and hang to dry or dry clean. Also available in Navy. Offered in sizes S - 3X.

PLEASE NOTE: This item runs SMALL. Please verify your measurements and check the sizing chart. If you have questions, please call us.

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Average Rating: 3.78/5.00 stars from 18 reviews

Perfect swim suit for the beach.
I wanted a swim suit that I could play on the beach in the sand without feeling exposed. This was perfect. I swam in the pool today and it works great in the water too.
Jul 4, 2018

Bathing suit
Nice quality
Feb 22, 2018

1900s Ladies Bathing Suit
I was very pleased with the item and the prompt delivery of my purchase.
Apr 6, 2017
Houston TX
Sizing corrected?
After reading the reviews about how small these ran, I decided to get a larger size. When it arrived, it was way too large. When I called, I was told that I should have read the sizing information. Apparently, they either fixed the sizing issue or many people reported the sizing incorrectly. I would have liked to have seen the sizing issue addressed by the company on the website. I had to pay for the item to be shipped back and pay another fee for the correct size to be shipped to us. Although I was pleased with the item, I was very disappointed to have to pay so much for all the shipping to get the correct size.
Aug 23, 2016
Bothell Wa
Great purchase!
Based upon other reviews, I ordered the suit in 3X. I figured I could make any alterations if it was a bit too big. I am 5'2", 135 lbs with a 38" bust. It fits like a dream with room enough to handle any washing shrinkage. I don't find the sleeves too tight. Actually, I will need to give them a bit of a dart, in order for them to fit tighter. Not a problem. The fabric is great, no worries about being sheer. It might be a little long but, I might be a little short! This is not meant to be worn for swimming, so the length is not a problem. I plan on wearing it with a swim corset and corset cover, black drawers, black stockings and black Capezio ballet flats with ribbon lacing. I give historical fashion presentations at local assisted living residences, ladies clubs and schools. This will be a perfect outfit for Spring and Summer talks! Very glad I made this purchase. Thanks, again, Ladies Emporium!!!
Sep 30, 2015

All my girls love this
I have 5 girls and have now purchased 3 suits for the 3 oldest. They found them online and begged me for them. The fabric is great quality. The 2 oldest have had theirs for 3 years and still going strong. They wear a one piece bathing suit under them and use them to swim in for modesty sake. We have received many a complement and have referred many people to the site. The little ones can't wait to be big enough to have one of their own. Very, very beautiful. Maybe in the future you will make more colors, like gray and brown. This is a suit anyone could be proud to wear. Thank you.
Jul 26, 2015
warren ma
Runs very small
It is very well made and stylish but just doesn't fit. I ordered a size larger than I thought I needed based on the size chart, but it was still two sizes too small. Very disappointing!
Jun 19, 2015
Susan Watson
San Diego CA
Odd Fit..
I'm a 12 petite and based on other reviews I decided to buy the 2X. Good thing I did because it fits snugly through the body but not uncomfortably tight. The banded sleeves are very tight and I will try to let them out a bit. The skirt is way too long, as well. I'll be taking that up at least 4''-5'' too. Otherwise the bloomers are completely covered. The fabric is of good quality and the dress is well constructed.
Apr 9, 2015
Ladies 1900s Bathing Suit, Black
Well made and well finished. Size runs somewhat small.
Aug 10, 2013
Beaverton MI
Great repro bather
Very comfortable and well made.
Jul 22, 2013
Museum Educator

It was large enough in the sleeves for a 3x but since I normally wear 1x and couldn't get my bust into it , I would say there is something dreadfully wrong with your pattern. My daughter wears a medium and it fit her.
May 12, 2013

More than disappointed.
I gave you a 1 star because that was the lowest option! Although I ordered a larger size that I wear the first time, it was too small. I ordered an even larger size, and it's still too small. In fact, it seemed to be smaller thant the first one I bought. I will be returning it. I am spending tons of money on shipping alone. Your company needs to make clothing truer to size, or it needs to put elastic in the waste. Having to put the dresses on over head is also claustrophic to me. I've been more than disappointed with your merchandise.
Jun 8, 2012
M. K. Johnston
Demopolis AL
So adorable and versitile
I bought this item for a Nautical theme convention I am co-chair of. This is the best outfit for what I need and can be used in other costuming I am involved in. It could work as a Japanese school girl cosplay for an Anime Convention or even Wednesday Addams for Halloween. The price was so reasonable that I know of other staff members who are now addicted to this site for both the Nautical stuff as well as the steampunk items. With lighting fast shipping, great selection, and reasonable prices you can be sure I will be a frequent customer.
May 11, 2012
Pamela "Izumi"...
Worcester MA
I was not impressed with the fact that I had clearly ordered a size small, and when I received my order I was swimming in it and since the size is not labeled on the dress I had to email and ask what the waist should measure if it were a small. Come to find out the reason it was sooo huge was because they sent me either a large or an extra large (I'm not quite sure because according to the size chart the waist for a large is 30 in and 32in for an XL, mine measured 31in). This would have been fine if I could have simply exchanged it, but when I tried to do that they said they no longer have any size smalls and aren't getting anymore in. Luckily I was able to track down this same dress on a different site in the CORRECT size and for a few bucks cheaper :)
Feb 18, 2012

the product runs some whay small compared to department store sizes
Sep 19, 2011

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