Australian designed Burkini taking the world by storm.(Haute couture)

“18th Century:

Although sea bathing was fashionable in the 18th century, it was considered proper to keep the skin white and untouched by the sun. This 1797 Gallery of Fashion print shows two ladies protected by face-shading bonnets, shawls and gloves as they approach a group of bathing machines, a sort of cabana on wheels. Ladies were known to sew weights into the hem of their smock-like bathing gowns to prevent the garment from floating up and showing their legs. Modesty ruled over fashion.”



What a lucky break for our country. Our economy is being saved by the Burkini. Who would have thought?
Now that the stupid ban has been overturned in France, the world wide interest in this garment is now promising to turn things around. Let’s hope the refugees on Manus and Nauru will now be released as well. You cannot imprison people that have done no wrong.

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22 Responses to “Australian designed Burkini taking the world by storm.(Haute couture)”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    Oh, I hope something positive happens with those poor souls locked up without a trial on Manus and Nauru.

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  2. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    One thing you will have to admit is that it is a protection against skin cancer, and apparently they come in all colors.

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  3. petspeopleandlife Says:

    The Burkini is quite the thing. I can visualize it now. The itty bitty bikini is replaced by the burkini- will make the headlines. 🙂

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  4. algernon1 Says:

    I always thought the French as arrogant and unpleasant.

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  5. stuartbramhall Says:

    It’s great to see Australia redeem themselves after the global scandal over their treatment of refugees.

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  6. Curt Mekemson Says:

    Loved it when some of the Burkini folks pointed out the fat men in speedos. Let’s see, what would I rather look at? Hmmm. 🙂 –Curt

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  7. Big M Says:

    I wonder if they will be fining surfers for wearing wet suits, in France. I mean, wet suits are a symbol of sexual repression?

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  8. Florence Briat-Soulié Says:

    Très amusant ce retour au XVIIIe siècle…

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  9. Lottie Nevin Says:

    I’ve always rather fancied those Victorian ladies swimming outfits. I love how the pantaloons floated in the water. Of course the benefits must have been wonderful for those of us carrying extra poundage.
    As for the French Birkini who-hah; Oh how it makes my blood boil. The ban may have been overturned but, there are still police vehement that they will carry out arrests. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of it 😦


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, its funny how the covering up makes for more alluring. I even like the part facial cover of women, It’s all in the eyes. Of course men have long hair, beards and huge moustaches or a big gob covering their faces.


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