Throughout my research of 19th century leisure pursuits and there fashions to match I was particularly drawn to the colours and styles of the seaside attire. This often had a nautical theme and was a more casual style of day dress however still the hight of fashion. This style was suitable for a visit to the seaside, it would be worn for strolling the promenades, boating and yachting, a game of croquet on the beach and other coastline traditional activity’s. Below are some examples this style of dress.

Alfred Thompson Bricher, 1875-80 Source - http://bjws.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Beach%20-%20Waterside

Alfred Thompson Bricher, 1875-80
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Percy Tarrant 1886 Source - http://www.zazzle.co.uk/victorian+beach+gifts

Percy Tarrant 1886
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1885 Harpers Bazar Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

1885 Harpers Bazar
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1884 Peterson’s Magazine Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

1884 Peterson’s Magazine
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1872 The Queen Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

1872 The Queen
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1884 El Salon de la Moda Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

1884 El Salon de la Moda
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Vittorio Matteo Corcos, 1884 Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

Vittorio Matteo Corcos, 1884
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1879 Journal des Dames et des Demoiselles Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

1879 Journal des Dames et des Demoiselles
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1877 Il Bazar Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

1877 Il Bazar
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Queen Alexandra, 1884 Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

Queen Alexandra, 1884
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1870 Bowes Museum Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

1870 Bowes Museum
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1880's Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

1880’s
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mid-1880’s Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

mid-1880’s
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Fashion plate, 1886 France Source - http://oldrags.tumblr.com/

Fashion plate, 1886 France
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