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Top 7 Bathing Suits

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of bathing suits, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked bathing suits in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific bathing suits have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


#1 Rated Bathing Suit
Mens 1900s Bathing Suit - Red/White

 Victorian Mens Accessories Red White Synthetic Knit Stripe Bathing Suits Swim |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear Gifts for Him

ITEM 002393




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.54/5.00 stars from 37 reviews

Summertime SantaClaus
This is such a welcome addition to my wardrobe! The children did not realize that even Santa Claus enjoys time at the pool or at the lake!! Thank you for such a great quality swim suit to help keeping the magic alive!!!
Jul 18, 2020
Santa Rich
Mannford Ok
Summertime SantaClaus
This is such a welcome addition to my wardrobe! The children did not realize that even Santa Claus enjoys time at the pool or at the lake!! Thank you for such a great quality swim suit to help keeping the magic alive!!!
Jul 16, 2020
Santa Rich
Mannford Ok
Great for my Polar Bear Plunge
I bought this suit last year I figured since I was doing my first Polar Bear Plunge I might as well do it in style. I wore it again this year and it made the online photos done my our local newspaper.
Feb 4, 2019
Fort Collins CO
Good enough
Definitely a very flimsy material, which at the price point should be a little hardier. Still, very comfortable and light to wear, and it is sure to turn heads everywhere
May 24, 2018
The Baub
Baldwin NY
Nice suit
From the other reviews I understood that this suit was a little sheer. Being a Santa, I didn't think that it was a good idea to go around flashing anybody, so took other reviewers advice. I got some red undies and t-shirts to wear underneath it. Works fantastic, looks great and I'm looking forward to wearing it the next time swimming or sunbathing is in my schedule. Fun suit..!!!
Apr 5, 2018
Helped win a costume contest
I bought the 1900s Bathing Suit to match up with a character from a children's book - Burt Dow, Deep Water Man. At the gala, wearing just the top underneath a yellow slicker, I was almost immediately a finalist in the costume judging and in the end won the contest. A great shirt to have on hand in my costume closet. Thanks.
Mar 12, 2018
White Bear Township MN
I absolutely love this item. I modeled it for our museum during a fashion show and had to get one for myself!
Jul 9, 2017
Brenden Lujan
Gillette Wy
Bought for Vacation
This swimsuit was amazing. The material and craftsmanship were great! Going to a birthday bash in Mexico and the suit was perfect. The suit was authentic which is fun but my husband said he would have loved it even more if it had an internal pocket. When on vacation we always need money at the beach if they could have had a hidden pocket inside it would have made it even better.
Feb 23, 2017
Sparta Il
Worked Great
We were happy with the 1900's bathing suit for our 1920's party. Note they run very very large. A Medium fit a 6 ft 3 in make who weighed 190 pounds. Shorts have elastic waste, but shirt quite long and baggy.
Nov 9, 2016
Miami Beach FL
Very Pleased
The suits arrived in excellent shipping time and in great condition. They fit nicely and will be an excellent addition to his wardrobe.
Jun 30, 2016

Top Notch Swim Trunks
A wonderfully stylish swimsuit! Wearing this at the beach, you can splish and splash with great panache!
Jun 29, 2016

Santa's Swim Suit
We bought this suit for my husband who had a Swim with Santa event he needed a suit for. We are so pleased with how it looks and followed the advice of using red underwear and tshirt under suit so Santa was completely modest.
Dec 10, 2015
Mrs Claus
Louisville Ky
Not too shabby
This also fit just right. Can't wait to hit the waves!
Dec 3, 2015
Roland Salazar
Houston Te
I'm ready for Halloween
Great item Great price Cute cute cute Goes perfectly with my handlebar mustache The straw boater I bought to wear as well exceeds expectations My friends and I have a Halloween fan base and after all these years we continue to deliver this year thanks entirely to you. Thank you
Oct 15, 2015
Rehoboth Beach DE
Great, but add a lining
The bathing suit looks great, however, it isn't thoroughly practical because it lacked lining. While many who purchase this product might not use it for swimming, I did; now I used it for a teaching lesson, but without the comments I read on the website, things would have been embarrassing. To solve the problem, I simply bought a red undershirt and red boxers. Everyone thought it was part of the bathing suit. Again, everything about the product was great, fit, color, and style, but without the lining, I would use with caution. Of course, I gladly told everyone who asked where I got it, so please keep making them.
Jun 26, 2015
Marcus Nelson
Wheaton IL


#2 Rated Bathing Suit
Panama Straw Boater / Skimmer

 Victorian Mens Hats Tan Brown Straw Boaters |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear

ITEM 001813




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 28 reviews

Churchill Downs
I cannot wait to wear this at the Oaks race. Great hat, authentic, highest quality and fits perfect. Gotta give it a big Roll Tide
Feb 15, 2018

My husband LOVES it!!!
Dec 29, 2016
duncanville te
Awesome Quality
This is the REAL DEAL, not a cheap costumed knockoff!
May 12, 2016
Barry H
Anderson IN
Panama skimmer hat
The hat fits perfect and I believe it will last many years
Apr 1, 2016
Springfield Mo
Good quality, sizes run small...very small
Good quality Fast delivery Order one size up, don't guess, I am a solid L but should have ordered a XL. Ordered another hat for someone else. Same issue. Quality was great but he was a M and should have bought a L....
Feb 24, 2016
Very Dapper!
Son just LOVES this one! Looks EXACTLY like what the Dapper Dans wear at Disneyland! We will be coming back for the vest soon! :)
Oct 7, 2015
Los Gatos Ca
Panama Straw Boater / Skimmer
I owe several Straw Boater hats but this one by far exceeded my exceptions.
Jun 18, 2015
Spring TX
My Hat
This was a great addition to my hat collection. Fits great and I like wearing it when I am out and about town.
Sep 5, 2014
Reevesville SC
Panama straw boater
Excellent quality, very satisfied with my purchase.
Jan 16, 2014
Cleveland OH
great hat! just what i was lookig for
Nov 25, 2013
bellingham ma
Panama Straw Boater
Arrived neat and clean and intact in well packed box. Delighted to have such a handsome hat.
May 17, 2013

Just what I ordered.
The product I recently purchased from you came exactly as advertised. The size is right, the price was accurate, and it arrived on time. There were no surprises, which is what I appreciate most when ordering on line.
Jan 28, 2013
Athyrio Jones
Smyrna TN
A Great Gatsby Lid
I wore this boater to a 1920s - inspired charity event the Speakeasy. It was an instant hit in the photo booth that was on site to capture the feel of the partygoers at the Juice Joint. What is even more fantastic is this vintage lid will be worn this spring/summer as i hope to host several garden parties at my home. I am exquisitely happy with this product and I cannot wait to shop again at the emporium.
Jan 28, 2013
Houston Te
Very pleased with the hat and your service.
Aug 10, 2012
L.G. Hegsted
Olympia WA
Skimmer hat
This hat rivals the same kind of hats that will set you back over $100.00. The fit and finish are grade A. I now know who to buy from for true quality!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 9, 2012
Mark Cassman
Prior Lake Mi


#3 Rated Bathing Suit
Gents Straw Boater

 Victorian Old West Mens Hats Brown Tan Straw Boaters |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear Gifts for Him

ITEM 003217




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.87/5.00 stars from 53 reviews

Summertime SantaClaus
This hat is of such great quality to literally and physically top the best look for Santa Claus at the beach/pool!!! Thank you!!
Jul 16, 2020
Santa Rich
Mannford Ok
Gents Straw Boater
Jun 11, 2020
King James
Washington DC
Perfect Gift!
I purchased this for my nephew who is obsessed with clothing of different time periods. He was thrilled with this hat. The quality is exceptional. Shipping was fast-item was carefully packed . Would highly recommend!
May 21, 2020
Super Aunt
(Hopefully) Perfect
Apr 16, 2020
Clinton Township Mi
Historical Boater
This straw boater is perfect for a museum display accompanying Mark Twain's book Life on the Mississippi. At the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site in Florida, Missouri, we do a rotating display of his first editions to protect them from light and wear. Mark Twain wore a straw boater similar to this one when he worked as a cub pilot (learning the ropes) on steamboats on the Mississippi River.
Sep 14, 2019
Marianne Bodine
Florida Mi
Hat is better than expected
Jul 26, 2017
Baltimore MD
The Boater
I received numerous positive comments about my Boater. It was admired by many and generated a lot of conversation about its history and personal memories.
Jul 7, 2016
Portsmouth Vi
Straw Boater
I purchased this hat to go with Seersucker suit also from Historical Emporium. Great quality hat for good price. My husband received many compliments on his outfit.
May 26, 2016
San Diego
Snappy hat!
The beauty replaced a similar hat that belonged to my late father-in-law. It arrived on time and well-packed. The hat appears to be made well and should give me good service.
May 15, 2016
New Hyde Park NY
The straw boater is a perfect fit. I am able to use accent with several combinations.
May 3, 2016
Capt. Moriba
Washington DC
Boater Hat
It was exactly what I wanted. The price of the hat was very affordable and the quality was superior. I would buy from Historical Emporium again.
Feb 26, 2016
Hollywood Fl
Great Product!
Very well made and authentic! True to size!
Oct 19, 2015
Garden Grove Ca
Simply awesome
This boater is magnificent The perfect accessory for the 1900's bathing suit
Oct 15, 2015
Rehoboth Beach DE
Amazing product for the price! I wore to a white party on a yacht and I mean I shut it down. The hat looked so amazing! The quality is top notch for the money. Very stiff, and sturdy. I would definitely buy another. Everybody was asking where I got it from, I really didn't want to spill the beans, but I told everyone! Great product! great Price! super Fast Shipping!
Jul 16, 2015
Well made!
Hat was purchased on a Friday and reveied on Monday! Extremely fast shipping, very well made hat. I measured my head just as they said to, but the large is a tad too big. Very happy with the product though
May 25, 2015


#4 Rated Bathing Suit
Battenberg Lace Parasol - White

 Victorian Old West Ladies Parasols White Cotton Lace Lacy |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear Gifts for Her Suffragist

ITEM 001116




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 13 reviews

Quality Item
This is a quality product, delivered quickly.
Aug 26, 2016
Colorado Springs CO
Love it
My wife loves it Thank you
Dec 17, 2015
Nick B

Made in the shade!
Shade everywhere I go!
Jun 5, 2015

good quality
Mar 18, 2014
Hamburg NY
Battenberg Lace Parasol
My entire order came quickly and in very good condition. The parasol was wrapped well and works very nicely. It will be a "hit" at my nieces Steam Punk wedding.
Aug 23, 2013
Travelers Rest So
Good Item
All the items thus far have top-shelf in authenticity and quality. This item was purchased for our daughter to use (in lieu of a hat in the sun) and it worked but the construction did not seem as "hearty" or "sturdy" as I have come to expect from H/E, but admittedly I have no basis of comparison nor do I have any complaint, and hey I'm a man, the item is made for women so perhaps it is as it should be?...but also, something other than the plastic sheath packaging it came in to keep it closed would be a handy improvement -so a random piece of lace will be needed...
Jul 12, 2013
Philly PA
Battenburg lace parasol
Stunning item....perfect for wedding photo prop. Thank you, I am very pleased with my purchase.
Feb 15, 2013
Sandy C
Lake Charles LA
Lace Prasol
It is very pretty. I gave it to my dance instructor and she carried it with her on Friday night to the Edwardian Ball in San Francisco, CA.
Jan 29, 2013
San Francisco CA
Battenberg Lace Parasol
The Battenberg Lace parasol is beautiful. It is a replacement of one I purchased several years ago in New Orleans. It has rec'd many compliments. I had just one problem, the second day of use the upper bracket that holds the parasol open lost the little pin that secured it in place. It was repaired with a cut off paper clip which fit the small hole exactly. I am very pleased with this item.
Jul 26, 2012
Parasol Queen
Lake Worth fl
I purchased the parasol to use with a dress I made circa 1812 anniversary coming up in June. It goes quite well!
Apr 14, 2012
Iris Davenport
Knoxville TN
Wedding parasol
I wore a fairly simple wedding dress, but this parasol and the matching fan made it look over the top elegant. It is an item of excellent quality with fun flair.
Jun 22, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!
The battenberg lace parasol is exactly as advertised and more. The lace is beautiful and high quality. I was thrilled with this product and have recommended it to several friends and family members.
Jun 29, 2010
Vicksburg MS
Better than Advertised - and the BEST Customer...
Great quality and detail have gone into this parasol. I purchased it for my daughter, a very proper young woman, and she adores it. The wooden handle is proper for this parasol, though not as strong as other materials. It is not a toy, but the right accessory for young women to use as needed.
Jun 29, 2010


#5 Rated Bathing Suit
Natchez Straw Boater - White

 Victorian Old West Mens Hats White Straw Boaters |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Gifts for Him Her

ITEM 006854




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Mar 27, 2019

My hat
Great purchase. Love it.
Jan 24, 2019
Perkins Mr. Duane...
Columbus GA
Natchez Straw Boater Hat
Really nice quality hat.
Feb 16, 2017
Ronald Wolfson
Fallon Ne
Natchez Straw Boater Hat
As is everything I have gotten from Historical Emporium the Boater hat is also top quality. Natchez Boater goes with seer sucker like bees and honey. It is so good I order two more for grandson and son-in-law. We are all southern men in our seer sucker suits and our GREAT LOOKING Natchez Straw Boater.
Jul 21, 2016
Southern Boy


#6 Rated Bathing Suit
Ladies Mob Hat

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats White Cotton Caps Bathing Suits |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear

ITEM 001840




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.40/5.00 stars from 25 reviews

What a classic costume piece!! Construction was perfect.
May 30, 2019

ladies mob hat
Was pleased with item and with the timely manner it was received.
Apr 13, 2017
houston TX
Wish it was bigger
The sizing on this product was listed as one size fits most - but it really was too small for me. Why not add an inch or two to the diameter of the material and make it one size fits all?
Feb 24, 2016

Ladies Mob Hat
I purchased this cap to wear while working in a public kitchen. I hate the hairnets, baseball caps and OR scrub hats everyone else wears so I got this cap. I have had more compliments on my cap and would order again from this site.
Oct 31, 2015
Pittsburgh Pa
Very nice cap!
I got this to wear with the sleeveless bathing tunic but I also like to wear it with other outfits and I think it works very well with a Lolita maid outfit, it's very cute, I am very satisfied!
Jan 9, 2015
Cheyenne Rhodes
Lockport NY
Just the thing
Simple cap, but it's made well and looks good. I've worn and washed it a few times, and it's holding up nicely.
Dec 27, 2014

Ladies Mob Hat
The same with the Mob Hat, the elastic should be flexible to fit just about any size head. The material was not good. It was pretty though, everyone like it.
Jun 30, 2014
New Orleans Lo
Ladies Mob Hat
Good Quality
Mar 18, 2014
Hamburg NY
Ladies Mob Hat
I was a little disappointed with the size of the hat. I was expecting it to be more 'puffy' therefore more fabric used. I would have also preferred elastic instead of a drawstring - so I will inserted the elastic myself.
Feb 1, 2014
Donna Carson
Brisbane Qu
So cute
Looks great! I feel like I am back in time
Sep 6, 2013
Tina Elder
Coronado Ca
Has worked just fine - have told costumer about...
Sep 6, 2013

Downton Abbey, Here I Come!
I feel like Mrs. Patmore when I wear this cap! But I won't use salt instead of sugar... It's of fine quality and it will look perfect with my Cotton Pioneer Apron!
Aug 23, 2013
Laura Raposa Syre
Westport MA
Ladies Mob Hat
What a simple pattern! It irons very well as it will lay flat - can't wait to use it with the swimming dress. My ONLY disappointment in this outfit was that the bloomers were not available and I had to buy a pattern and material to make a pair.
Aug 23, 2013
Travelers Rest So
Mob Hat
I like it.
Mar 10, 2013
Blanche j. Vohland
Moraga CA
all ok.. thank so much. best regards..
Mar 1, 2013
kathy benliyan
rome It


#7 Rated Bathing Suit
Mens 1900s Bathing Suit - Green/White

 Victorian Mens Accessories Green White Synthetic Knit Stripe Bathing Suits Swim |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear Gifts for Him

ITEM 002392




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 19 reviews

1900 menís bathing suit
Fabulous and so much fun. Just exactly what I expected
Jun 15, 2018
Ed Minas
Novi Mi
Bathing suit review
The material is 100 percent polyester, not cotton at all. There is no string to tie the waist band so when you jump in a pool, expect your pants to fall off. I had to buy a shoelace and long needle to thread a waist tie for myself . Very disappointed, no consideration in the planning/ developement stages of this suit at all. A waste of money unless you like cheap materials that fall off you when you use them. Would not even recommend to my enemies
Nov 10, 2016
brooklyn Ny
Really Pleased
The suits arrived in excellent shipping time and in great condition. They fit nicely and will be an excellent addition to his wardrobe.
Jun 30, 2016

Nice little throwback
Jun 23, 2016

make a splash
quite satisfied.
Feb 27, 2016
pueblo co
I ordered this bathing suit in green and white yet I was sent the red and white suit. The quality looks good but it is not what I ordered so I'm disappointed. The bathing suite was meant to be an anniversary gift for my husband who loves green. I'm really upset that the wrong item was sent.
Sep 26, 2015
East Orange NJ
love it!
I was so happy to find this in my size! The quality is great.....Perfect!
Aug 23, 2014
Doug S.
Fishers In
Summer PJs
I took my grandson and his friend on a trip out west with my wife. Since we were spending several nights in camping cabins, I needed something reasonable to wear for pajamas. These not only fit the bill, they also provided plenty of conversation as well. I like the way they fit, the quality of the material and stitching and recommend these to anyone with a sense of adventure.
Jul 13, 2014
Dave Cawood
Bloomington Il
The tag is in
I was worried I wouldn't be able to tell front from back, but when mine arrived it had a tag to help tell which side was the back. So don't let other comments deceive you, that is something they have addressed. I have received many positive comments about this suit. Be prepared to have something to underneath for modesty as it can be a little see through when wet and make sure it is something that dries quickly. The suit dries pretty quickly, but that doesn't say anything for what you may wear underneath. With this suit I am excited to go the pool! I didn't use to like going to the pool because I felt uncomfortable without a shirt, but now that's no longer an issue. Now I get people giving me positive comments about my suit and asking me where I got it all the time. Thanks Historical Emporium for providing me with a little more self confidence!
Jul 24, 2013
Riverton UT
bathing suit
Wonderful suit! Love it.
May 31, 2013

Great Suit!!
This bathing suit was an excellent buy! No where else will you find something like this. High quality and great look! I have even gotten sincere compliments from other beach-goers. Great fit too, nice and loose. I've ordered a lot of other things from here, and my normal size for a vest is a small, so I had no choice but to order the medium, but it fits wonderfully! Only issue I had was determining which side was the front for the shirt because it does not have tag on the I concluded that the front would be when the tag on side seam is on your right hand side.
Jun 25, 2012
T. Francis Morrison
Boca Raton Fl
Mens 1900s Bathing Suit
Very happy with the bathing suit!!
Jun 23, 2012
Joseph Golombek, Jr.
Buffalo Ne
Great Suit...
I just love this Bathing Suit, It's a hit!!!!
Jun 8, 2012
Kenneth Botte
New York NY
Pleasently surprised
As a man of slight build (my chest measurement is about two inches shy of the smallest offered here), I worried that this product would be too large for me...but it fits very well! Rest assured, if you are like me, and the only thing preventing you from purchasing this item is a fear that it might be too large, don't let the commentary mislead you. It is "roomy", but not very much so. Mine fits quite well. Overall, I am pleased, but be warned: naturally, when wet, the white stripes become somewhat translucent, so be prepared to purchase a pair of opaque undergarments if you wish to conceal your less dignified bits. Otherwise, enjoy!
May 11, 2012

Arrived quickly. Im smaller than a medium (38" chest) but the medium fit perfectly for me. The top is slightly see through but as far as i can tell the bottoms are not. It is elastic waist justt as fyi.
Mar 3, 2012


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