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Bloomers dress

This shows a women in the "Bloomer Costume" in the Crinoline Period. This was a dress reform started by Amelia Bloomer based on Turkish trousers. She wanted women to dress more comfortably and this inspired the first swim suit type outfit for women.

cage crinoline

crinoline: "A heavily-sized open-weaved slip/petticoat." -Survey of Historic Costume

Knickerbocker

Men's Knickerbockers - Knickerbockers are men's or boys' breeches or baggy-kneed trousers particularly popular in the early twentieth century USA. Golfers' plus twos and plus fours were breeches of this type.

kicknerbocker

Men's Knickerbockers - Knickerbockers are men's or boys' breeches or baggy-kneed trousers particularly popular in the early twentieth century USA. Golfers' plus twos and plus fours were breeches of this type.