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The Costumer's Closet: Seaside Finished!

The Costumer's Closet: Seaside Finished!

Tissot seaside costume- same as Ball on shipboard

Tissot seaside costume- same as Ball on shipboard

Woman's Seaside Ensemble (Overdress and Petticoat) Europe, circa 1870 Cotton plain weave, printed (M.2007.211.885a-b) | LACMA Collections

Woman's Seaside Ensemble (Overdress and Petticoat) Europe, circa 1870 Cotton plain weave, printed (M.2007.211.885a-b) | LACMA Collections

This white cotton dress is from around the late 1880s, and is an example of a typical dress that would have been worn on a seaside vacation. While this might seem like a very formal — and very elaborate — dress for beachware by today's standards, this dress would have been considered lightweight.  Kent State University Museum

This white cotton dress is from around the late 1880s, and is an example of a typical dress that would have been worn on a seaside vacation. While this might seem like a very formal — and very elaborate — dress for beachware by today's standards, this dress would have been considered lightweight. Kent State University Museum

1874 James Jacques Tissot painting -black and white seaside dress, boater hats = LOVE

1874 James Jacques Tissot painting -black and white seaside dress, boater hats = LOVE

DSC05648 by festive attyre, via Flickr

DSC05648 by festive attyre, via Flickr

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