Fancy Footwear for the Beach

Black and pink vintage shoes for the beach.

In the late Victorian era, women typically dressed in knee-length, puffed-sleeve wool dresses – often featuring a sailor collar – worn over bloomers or drawers trimmed with ribbons and bows. The bathing costume was typically accessorized with long black stockings, lace-up bathing slippers, and fancy caps. The bathing shoes shown here are tied up with pink laces.