A free event for Victorian aficionados - join us at the beach! - if you want to have a picnic on a beach and sport your newest bathing suit, simply come along, bring your own food and blanket!
After frolicking in style, we plan to have an evening promenade, showing off the fashionable seaside, boating etc. costumes - photos will be taken, gossip will be exchanged, flirting likely to happen - maybe a game of croquet on the lawn too!
This is not an official, finely structured event - I have enough work as it is with organizing our Victorian Ball in April and Romantic weekend in October, - so just a relaxed social gathering, a chance to wear your seaside finery and relax.
Dresscode - strictly Victorian, please. No blatant steampunk, goth etc. - lovely as they are they are just not a part of this particular event. Obviously, I cannot dictate what people are wearing on a public beach, but we would like to celebrate the historical aspects of our passion on this occasion. We do not wish to offend others with our decision, so please respect the dress code!
For Victorian lovers - we are aiming at the later decades of the era ( from 60s onwards) - mostly because of the fashions but also because for blokes there is not much in the way of swimwear before - they were allowed to go commando (banned in the UK in the 1860...). still, if you have late crinoline fashions to display or late 60s bathing suit, all good!
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