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.