Vintage beachware exhibition opens in London

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2015-07-06 11:32:43

An exhibition of vintage beachware opens at London's Fashion and Textile Museum today.

Riviera Style features "resort and swimwear" since 1900 and will showcase swimsuits both modest and shocking – from both genders.

On display will be beach pyjamas, palazzo pants, and burkinis among others.

"A key feature of the items selected is the importance of fabric, from early examples to produce the perfect fabric that didn’t bag or sag when wet, to more recent technical developments designed to improve fit and increase speed in the water," explains the museum.

The exhibition runs until August 30.

Adult prices are £8.80. Under 12s go free. The nearest Tube station is Borough or London Bridge.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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