Hastings from the Beach: No day at the beach at all.

In the photograph “Hastings from the Beach”, the women appeared to be wearing dresses. While I have no frame of reference of what it’s like to swim wearing a garment that covers one from the neck to the ankle, I can only assume it would be a burden to do so especially since I’ve only either worn a pair of shorts or nothing at all. In no way could it have been relaxing even though Jane Austen seemed to find it wonderful to sea bathe.I can’t really determine the time of year by the picture, but I am assuming it would be the summer months, making a dress even more uncomfortable and impracticable . One can’t help but feel sorry for these ladies as they used the bath houses and wore way too much clothing for the beach. My heart really goes out to the men as they did not get to witness the same beautiful scenery that we enjoy today. 😉

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