“Henley Regatta Fashions”.

1329077599084063889Oxfordshire hosts something called the Henley Royal Regatta—“one of the quintessential British events of the summer season,” according to WWD.
Apparently it’s quite an occasion and has happened annually since 1839.
Consequently, old photos are an absolute treasure trove of bygone ladies’ fashions.
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Boaters en route to the regatta, 1886.
Lady, sit down in that boat or you’re gonna topple us all into the drink:
Some Classic, Corseted Regatta Fashions from Days Gone By
Here’s a colorized glimpse:
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via Some Classic, Corseted Regatta Fashions from Days Gone By.

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