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Twenties • Beach Pyjamas

Late Twenties and early Thirties
Hardly an everyday fashion item but very evocative of the times.

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The pyjama suit was never an item of clothing worn to visit the shops but selectively worn for fun occasions such as parties.
The beach was the primary area for wearing most of the more daring items of clothing.Trunks and suntops are another example of this. Strictly for party or beach wear but seen more frequently than certainly I ever imagined.

Beach pyjamas are a typical offbeat fashion item where girlfriends would pose in pairs for a dare.

Nothing could be further from the Edwardian women who a decade before had been restricted by corsets and large hats

• A hand tinted photograph probably early thirties.