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In this image from Mr. Vernon, Martha Washington bathing dress is plain and pedestrian by comparison. It is a mystery to me why the bathing dress was worn, for anyone who has walked in the rain knows how quickly wet clothes can cool the skin. One can only canada goose outlet sale imagine the chilling effect of wet cloth in drafty houses.

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canada goose outlet in new york If modesty was the reason for wearing bathing costumes made from linen or cotton, then their purpose failed. As seen in this 1916 photograph, wet fabric didn hide the details of the nude body as much as accentuate the curves. The veiling was illusory and the result much sexier than the nude body itself. canada goose outlet in new york

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