If you’re interested in the history of bathing suits for women and men, the ‘Babes and Bathers’ fashion exhibition is on tour at the Okanagan Heritage Museum until 3 September 2018. The exhibition features bathing suits and beachwear from the late 19th Century to the 1980’s from fashion historian Ivan Sayers’ private collection, which had previously been on display at the Vancouver Maritime Museum in 2014. Here is a selection of photos I took from the first exhibition:

One piece lustre (wool and linen) jumpsuit with a detachable skirt from 1898-1903.